|2020-03-30 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
李峻 编译自 原油新闻
Saudi Aramco boosts European crude inventories in bid to gain market share
Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco is moving a substantial amount of its crude to storage caverns in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Sidi Kerir in Egypt, in line with pledges by the world's largest exporter to supply more barrels to the market in April, shipping and trading sources said Thursday.
With refinery demand severely weakened by the coronavirus pandemic, sources said Aramco was making use of its storage hubs near the world's key refineries.
This week five tankers carrying a total of 7 million barrels of crude have been placed on subjects to Rotterdam voyage by Saudi state-owned shipping company Bahri, according to sources.
All these tankers are poised to load in the first week of April, with three Suexmazes and two VLCCs being used.
It is very rare for Saudi Aramco to send so much crude to Rotterdam, sources said.