TABLE-India Reliance's Aug crude imports down 9 pct on year - trade

martes 23 de septiembre de 2014 08:06 GYT
 

NEW DELHI, Sept 23 (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries, owner of the world's biggest refining complex, imported about 9 percent less oil in August from a year ago, tanker arrival data made available to Reuters showed.

Reliance, which has a diversified crude slate and shifts purchases to maximise revenue, bought about 1.20 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil in August, a decline of about 12.4 percent from July, the data showed.

Reliance's two advanced refineries in western Gujarat state can together process 1.4 million bpd of oil, about a third of India's overall capacity. The complexity of these plants allows the refiner to diversify its crude slate continuously by testing new grades, and to improve refining margins.

In the first eight months of 2014, the private refiner shipped in about 1.24 million bpd of oil, an increase of about 1 percent from a year ago, the data showed.

In January-August 2014, Reliance bought around 43.3 percent of its oil needs from Latin America compared to nearly 45.1 percent last year, with Venezuela maintaining its position as the top crude supplier, followed by Saudi Arabia.

Qatar was the third biggest oil supplier to Reliance, replacing the Neutral Zone, a border area whose production belongs to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

The share of middle eastern crudes in Reliance's overall oil imports in the first eight months declined to 41.1 percent from about 44.3 a year earlier, while that of African grades jumped to nearly 13.4 percent from about 9.6 percent a year earlier.

Following are the details of Reliance's crude and condensate imports in January-August 2014 versus a year earlier, according to the data. Volumes are in 1,000 bpd: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Region/ Aug July %change Aug %change Jan-Aug Jan-Aug %change Country 2014 2014 mth/mth 2013 yr/yr 2014 2013 yr/yr ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Latam Brazil 66.2 23.9 176.8 0.0 -- 53.2 20.7 156.6 Colombia 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 47.1 40.6 16.0 Ecuador 66.4 67.4 -1.5 31.4 111.3 35.9 12.6 185.9 Mexico 55.6 59.9 -7.2 61.7 -10.0 61.3 62.3 -1.6 Venezuela 394.6 491.8 -19.8 442.3 -10.8 339.1 417.0 -18.7 TOTAL 582.8 643.0 -9.4 535.4 8.9 536.6 553.2 -3.0 Asia Australia 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 6.0 -100.0 TOTAL 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 6.0 -100.0 Middle East Neutral zone 55.3 15.1 266.9 196.6 -71.9 67.5 124.4 -45.8 Oman 0.0 4.5 -100.0 9.3 -100.0 3.9 7.5 -48.3 Iraq 0.0 64.2 -100.0 129.9 -100.0 25.1 83.5 -70.0 Qatar 66.1 53.9 22.7 90.3 -26.7 101.4 76.2 33.2 Kuwait 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 4.3 -100.0 S. Arabia 242.1 234.9 3.1 168.5 43.7 225.7 198.7 13.6 U.A.E. 126.2 109.4 15.4 84.0 50.3 86.3 48.6 77.4 TOTAL 489.7 482.0 1.6 678.4 -27.8 509.8 543.4 -6.2 Europe Albania 0.0 0.0 -- 20.1 -100.0 5.0 2.6 94.1 TOTAL 0.0 0.0 -- 20.1 -100.0 5.0 2.6 94.1 C.I.S. Azerbaijan 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 4.1 0.0 -- Kazakhstan 31.4 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 16.1 4.0 299.8 TOTAL 31.4 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 20.2 4.0 403.0 Africa Nigeria 30.4 30.5 -0.4 0.0 -- 22.8 3.4 564.1 Angola 0.0 32.2 -100.0 31.6 -100.0 52.5 37.9 38.6 Cameroon 0.0 43.4 -100.0 23.4 -100.0 11.4 11.7 -2.7 Chad 0.0 32.4 -100.0 0.0 -- 4.1 6.2 -33.1 Egypt 35.0 35.0 0.1 17.5 99.8 22.4 34.0 -34.2 Gabon 30.0 40.4 -25.7 11.2 167.6 16.2 12.6 29.4 Sudan 0.0 20.8 -100.0 0.0 -- 22.7 0.0 -- Eq. Guinea 0.0 8.6 -100.0 0.0 -- 14.0 11.9 16.9 TOTAL 95.4 243.5 -60.8 83.8 13.9 166.1 117.7 41.1 Canada 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 1.8 0.0 -- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOTAL ALL 1199.4 1368.5 -12.4 1317.7 -9.0 1239.5 1226.9 1.0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 Michael Urquhart)