Daily Update: June 17, 2022

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Russia’s crude exports rise as global energy crisis deepens

The divestment of the world economy vis-à-vis Russia has disrupted more than 10% of world oil flows, but the energy superpower continues to export the raw material to recalcitrant buyers.

Russia’s attack on Ukraine has spurred unprecedented penalties Western economies and their allies who continue to disrupts global commodity marketsin particular by restricting the supply of Russian oil which represents nearly 13% of total oil exports, according to S&P Global Commodity Insights. However, Russian maritime crude exports remained at their highest level in three years after the pandemic in the first half of June as China and India gobble up oil from the former Soviet superpower. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak announced today that the country’s oil exports increased by 12% in the first five months of 2022.

“The United States has already banned imports of Russian crude, and with the European Union in the process of doing so, that has left Asia as the only major outlet for these crudes,” said Lim Jit Yang, oil markets adviser at Platts Analytics of S&P Global Commodity Insights. “As a result, Asian buyers should have the upper hand in terms of price.”

Changing market dynamics come as oil outlook supply becomes more worrying. The International Energy Agency warned this week that global oil supply may struggle to match demand in 2023 due to Russian constraints, OPEC+ production reserves, and China’s needs following its COVID lockdowns. The OPEC producer coalition said this week that crude demand is expected to increase while Russian production will fall by the end of the year.

Market participants expect Russia’s oil exports to increase and the country to be able to circumvent sanctions imposed by the EU prohibiting operators in the euro zone ensure and finance the maritime transport of Russian oil to third countries by turning to suppliers from other regions wishing to intervene. Other market participants believe that alternative approaches to energy sanctions against Russia could punish the aggressor for its invasion of Ukraine while stabilizing the world oil market.

“There are always ways for cheap rough to get inespecially when they remain competitive even after factoring in freight and insurance,” a crude trader at a Chinese state-owned oil company told S&P Global Commodity Insights, explaining that China and India are likely to take more Russian crude, while Europe could import more. Barrels from the Middle East.

Today is Friday, June 17, 2022and here is today’s essential intelligence.

Written by Molly Mintz.


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International trade

Russian maritime oil exports at 3-year high despite sanctions shake-up

Russian exports of maritime crude remained at post-pandemic highs in the first half of June as India and China continued to source supplies at discounted prices despite tougher Western sanctions against Moscow. Compared to pre-war levels in January and February, crude exports from Russia from June 1-15 increased by 576,000 bpd to an average of around 3.88 million bpd , according to preliminary data from shipping analytics provider Kpler. The latest export flows, up from 3.81 million b/d in May, put Russian maritime crude exports at their highest since May 2019.

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Technology and media

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