TABLE-India's Essar takes 55.3 pct more Iran oil in Jan-July - trade

jueves 28 de agosto de 2014 07:37 GYT
 

Aug 28 (Reuters) - India's Essar Oil imported 89 percent more Iranian oil in July
compared with the previous month and shipments from Tehran jumped about 55.3 percent in the
first seven months of this year, tanker arrival data made available to Reuters showed.
    The private refiner imported 98,700 barrels per day (bpd) of oil from Iran in July, about
182 percent higher than a year ago month when imports were cut sharply as insurance cover was
not available for refiners processing Iranian oil.
    Essar shipped in 122,400 bpd of oil from Iran in January-July as it boosted purchase in the
first quarter to help New Delhi achieve the targeted 220,000 bpd from the Gulf nation in the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.
    India took about 46 percent more oil from Iran in January-July compared with a year earlier
as its refiners continued to lift higher volumes while world powers and Tehran work to resolve a
decade-old dispute over the OPEC nation's nuclear programme. 
    No comment was available from Essar. Following are details of Essar's crude and condensate
imports in June versus a year ago, according to the data. Volumes are in 1,000 bpd:
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Region/       July     June     %Change      July     %change     Jan-July    Jan-July  %change
Country       2014     2014     mth/mth      2013      yr/yr        2014        2013     yr/yr
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Latam
Brazil        0.0      26.0      -100.0       0.0          --      14.9       10.0      49.2
Colombia      0.0      70.9      -100.0      69.3      -100.0      41.7       37.4      11.6
Ecuador       0.0      10.3      -100.0       0.0          --      11.6        3.8     206.8
Mexico        0.0       0.0          --       0.0          --       9.9       20.0     -50.5
Venezuela   127.7      69.2        84.5      67.1        90.2      84.9       68.1      24.6
TOTAL       127.7     176.4       -27.6     136.5        -6.4     163.0      139.3      17.0
Middle East
Neutral Zone  0.0       0.0          --      59.5      -100.0       0.0       14.5    -100.0
Oman         32.2      33.1        -2.7      50.1       -35.8      17.0       14.4      18.0
Iran         98.7      52.2        89.0      35.0       182.0     122.4       78.8      55.3
Iraq         63.8       0.0          --      65.1        -1.9      28.3       56.9     -50.3
Qatar         0.0       0.0          --       0.0          --       6.3       21.3     -70.4
S. Arabia     0.0       0.0          --       0.0          --       0.0        8.4    -100.0
U.A.E.       19.2       0.0          --       0.0          --       2.8        0.0        --
Dubai         0.0       0.0          --       0.0          --       0.0        2.2    -100.0
TOTAL       213.9      85.3       150.8     209.7         2.0     176.9      196.7     -10.1
C.I.S.
Kazakhstan    0.0      32.5      -100.0       0.0          --       4.6        4.5       1.3
TOTAL         0.0      32.5      -100.0       0.0          --       4.6        4.5       1.3
Africa
Egypt         0.0      0.0           --       0.0          --       5.1        5.3      -3.0
Libya         0.0      0.0           --       0.0          --       2.0        0.0        --
TOTAL         0.0      0.0           --       0.0          --       7.2        5.3      35.2
Canada        0.0      0.0           --       0.0          --       2.6        1.5      75.9
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TOTAL ALL   341.6    294.2        16.1      346.2        -1.3     354.2      347.3       2.0
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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 Anand Basu)