TABLE-India Essar cut April Iran oil imports by 53.5 pct vs March - Trade

jueves 29 de mayo de 2014 03:07 GYT
 

NEW DELHI, May 29 (Reuters) - Essar Oil, a key Indian buyer of Iranian crude, more
than halved its oil imports from the OPEC member in April compared with the previous month,
tanker arrival data made available to Reuters showed.
    Essar's overall shipments from Tehran in April, the first month of the current contract year
and the financial year, totalled 107,500 barrels per day (bpd), about 93 percent higher than a
year earlier, the data showed.
    In 2013/14 Essar shipped in 105,700 bpd, about 18.6 percent higher than a year earlier.
 
    A decline in Essar's purchase of Iranian oil contributed to a 42 percent cut in India's
monthly oil imports from Tehran in April from March. 
    Essar's total crude imports in April rose 14 percent from a year earlier to 350,800 bpd, the
data showed.
    No comment was available from Essar. Following are details of Essar's crude and condensate
imports in December and since the beginning of this year. Volumes are in 1,000 bpd:
 
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 REGION/       April     March     %chg      April    %chg     Jan-Apr    Jan-Apr     %chg
 COUNTRY        2014      2014     mth/mth    2013    yr/yr      2014        2013     yr/yr
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 Latam
 Brazil          0.0       0.0         --       0.0       --     13.1        17.6    -25.4
 Colombia       71.9       0.0         --       0.0       --     53.4        30.2     76.7
 Ecuador         0.0       0.0         --       0.0       --      8.9         6.7     34.3
 Mexico          0.0       0.0         --      70.8   -100.0     17.5        35.4    -50.5
 Venezuela      65.4      61.8        5.9      69.1     -5.3     64.4        68.9     -6.5
 TOTAL         137.3      61.8      122.3     139.9     -1.9    157.4       158.8     -0.9
 
 Middle East
 Neutral Zone    0.0       0.0         --       0.0       --      0.0        10.3   -100.0
 Oman           20.0       0.0         --      16.8     19.0      5.0        12.5    -60.2
 Iran          107.5     231.1      -53.5      55.6     93.3    151.8        64.7    134.7
 Iraq           67.9       0.0         --      65.7      3.2     17.0        67.2    -74.8
 Qatar           0.0       0.0         --      29.6   -100.0     11.2        25.4    -56.0
 Kuwait          0.0       0.0         --       0.0       --      0.0         0.0       --
 S. Arabia       0.0       0.0         --       0.0       --      0.0        14.9   -100.0
 TOTAL         195.4     231.1      -15.5     167.7     16.5    184.9       194.9     -5.1
 
 Africa
 Egypt          18.1       0.0         --       0.0       --      9.1         4.5    100.0
 Libya           0.0       0.0         --       0.0       --      3.6         0.0       --
 TOTAL          18.1       0.0         --       0.0       --     12.6         4.5    178.8
 
 Canada          0.0      17.9     -100.0       0.0       --      4.6         2.6     75.9
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 TOTAL ALL     350.8     310.8       12.9     307.7      14.0   359.6        360.9    -0.4
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 NOTE: The total may not tally as numbers in tonnes have been rounded off after converting them
into barrels per day using a conversion factor 7.2 barrels in a tonne divided by the number of
days.

 (Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)