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Singapore: Bunker fuel sales dip by 0.25% in January; low sulphur fuels decline in volume

16 Feb 2021

Sales of marine fuels at Singapore port dipped slightly by 0.25% on year during January 2021, according to Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) data.

In total, 4.50 million metric tonnes (mt) (exact: 4,502,994 mt) of various bunker fuels were sold at the world’s largest bunkering port in January, less than 4.52 million mt (exact: 4,514,666 mt) recorded during January 2020.

Deliveries of 500 centistokes (cSt), 380 cSt and 180 cSt grades in January 2021 (against on year), were respectively 41,200 mt (-68.6% from 131,357 mt), 1,048,700 mt (+65% from 0.632 million mt), while 180 cSt product recorded sales of 40,300 mt (significantly up from 700 mt).

Low sulphur variants of 500 cSt, 380 cSt and 180 cSt products respectively recorded no sales, 2.44 million mt (+10% from 2.22 million mt), and 162,200 mt (-23% from 211,000 mt).

Newly introduced in 2020, low sulphur 100 cSt recorded sales of 389,300 mt (-42.9% from 681,732mt) and ULSFO had no sales in January (-100% from 77,500 mt).

Low sulphur marine gas oil (LS MGO) sales were posted at 336,015 mt (-24.6% from 445,890 mt) and MGO at 43,200 mt (-60% from 108,504 mt).

A series of articles on Singapore bunker volumes in 2020 can be found below:

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Related: Singapore: Marine fuel sales in November increase by 4.5% on year
Related: Singapore: Marine fuel sales jumps 10% on year during October 2020 at the republic
Related: Singapore: Marine fuels sales figures jumped by 8.2% on year during September 2020 at the republic
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales rose 13.6% on year during August
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales increase 7.2% on year during July
Related: Singapore: Bunker sales declined 2.3% on year in June, in line with market expectations
Related: Bunker fuel sales dipped 2% at Singapore port in May, experts provide opinion and forecast
Related: Marine fuel consultants explain Singapore’s 10.8% on year bunker sales increase in April
Related: Singapore: March 2020 bunker fuel sales rise 5.7% on year
Related: Singapore: February 2020 bunker sales volume up 2.5% on year
Related: Singapore: January 2020 bunker sales volume up 7.5% on year

Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 16 February, 2021

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