|2020-08-26 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据8月24日IHS Market报道，8月份，巴西原油出口依然强劲，出口量较上月相比仅略有下降。该国本月的油轮日装船量已超过145万桶，主要运往亚洲，而7月份的装船量为149万桶。因此，巴西开始增加对东南亚的出口，不过其对印度的货运量增长相当缓慢。
王佳晶 摘译自 IHS Market
Brazil Exports 1.5 million b/d of Crude Oil so far in August
Brazilian Crude Oil Exports remain strong so far in August, with volumes only marginally down since last month. The country has been loading more than 1.45 million b/d on tankers this month, heading primarily for Asia, versus 1.49 million b/d shipped in July. As a result, Brazil started to ship more to SE Asia, including its storage facilities, while there has been a rather slow increase in shipments heading for India.
P etrobras targets to offer more new deals to Asian refiners in an effort to expand its market share in Asia. OPEC expects oil production in South America to grow 2.3% to 6.19 million b/d by the end of 2020. The popularity of Brazilian grades among Asian refiners cannot be ignored by traditional exporters - members of the cartel. Meanwhile, refiners in South America have been feeling the pressure, with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic turning rather severe. Colombian oil refiners have suffered massive losses and struggle mainly due to high operating expenses.
In contrast to Brazil, other exporters of South America have been exporting a big portion of their output to USA and European destinations. Venezuela's production and exports are still under severe pressure, with the country understood to be now focusing on swaps of their crude oil with imports of diesel.
B razilian exports to Asia could be further supported once India starts raising its crude oil flows from Brazil as the country has been trying to diversify its import basket away from Middle Eastern producers. The country expressed its interest for Brazilian grades earlier this year, but the activity has been kept limited since the outbreak of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Total launches Phase 3 on the Giant Mero Field Development (Libra Block), having taken the investment decision for the field located deep offshore, 180 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Its liquid treatment capacity stands at 180,000 b/d and could start up by 2024.