|2020-03-12 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据3月11日Arabian Business 报道，沙特阿拉伯正准备向世界供应大量的石油，以至于该国现有运力无法满足需求。
世界最大的国际航运组织BIMCO首席航运分析师Peter Sand表示： “没有那么多的石油需求，这就是油价暴跌的原因。目前的全球供应增长不是由需求增长驱动的，而是主要由生产商造成的。”
一位知情人士表示，预计下个月将有大量原油产出，这将需要更多油轮，尤其是前往沙特阿美最大市场亚洲的油轮。据克拉克森研究服务有限公司(Clarkson Research Services Ltd.)表示，巴赫里拥有41艘超级油轮，是世界上最大的油轮运营商之一。近年来，石油运输公司经常运输沙特的原油，这意味着沙特不需要依赖国外的运力将石油运往墨西哥湾。
王佳晶 摘译自 Arabian Business
Saudi Arabia seeks more supertankers to carry its flood of oil
Saudi Arabia is preparing to unleash so much oil on the world that its own fleet can’t handle it all.
The kingdom’s National Shipping Co, also known as Bahri, has booked on a preliminary basis at least eight supertankers to load this month and next from Saudi Arabia’s main oil ports, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. The ships, each able to carry about 2 million barrels of oil, include Dalian, Agios Sostis and Hong Kong Spirit, they said. It’s not uncommon for preliminary bookings to fail.
Next month, the kingdom’s state-owned Aramco has pledged to supply a record 12.3 million barrels a day, 25% higher than in February.
“No one needs that much more oil and that’s why oil prices have collapsed,” said Peter Sand, chief shipping analyst at industry group BIMCO. “The current global supply increases isn’t being driven by demand growth, its mainly caused by producers.”
The flood of crude scheduled for next month will require more tankers, particularly for trips to Asia, Aramco’s largest market, said one person.
Bahri runs a fleet of 41 supertankers, making it among the world’s largest operators of the vessels, according to Clarkson Research Services Ltd. The carriers often transport the kingdom’s crude and have, in recent years, meant the kingdom didn’t need to rely on outside companies to haul its barrels to the Gulf of Mexico.
Supertanker rates for Middle East-U.S. Gulf Coast route jumped by 57%, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Daily earnings rose to $50,071 a day, almost triple from Monday, according to Baltic Exchange data. Rates were already on the way up as companies sought ships to use as floating storage.