|2020-03-30 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
郝芬 译自 能源世界网
Energy trader Vitol's oil volumes rose 8 per cent in 2019
Global energy trader Vitol said on Friday its 2019 revenues were $225 billion and its traded oil and refined products volumes rose by 8 per cent.
Chief Executive Russell Hardy said last year's performance was "solid", as the company's traded oil volume hit 8 million barrels per day (bpd), up from 7.4 million bpd in 2018.
"Across the barrel, margins were favoured by a relative tightness, enabling us to optimise performance ... Most products benefited from these conditions, with crude oil volumes increasing 10 per cent, gasoil 20 per cent and gasoline 13 per cent," Hardy said in a statement.
"As anticipated, IMO impacted high sulphur fuel oil demand and our fuel oil volumes consequently fell 11 per cent."
At the beginning of January, the global shipping industry had to start using fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5 per cent according to new rules by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in order to cut pollution.
Vitol, the world's largest oil trader, and its competitors have increasingly been looking at how to adjust their business models, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, to the energy transition.
Hardy said Vitol expects "non-oil to comprise an increasing share of our revenues, albeit from a relatively low base". Its traded liquefied natural gas volumes jumped 35 per cent to 10.5 million tonnes as part of this shift as natural gas burns cleaner than other fossil fuels like coal or fuel oil.
"(We) anticipate being invested in over a gigawatt of renewable power capacity in the next 36 months," he said.
In Ghana, Vitol's joint upstream gas project with Italian major Eni and Ghana's GNPC allowed the country to cut carbon emissions by over 1.6 million tonnes last year as its power stations replaced liquid fuels with natural gas.