TABLE-India Essar's Aug Iran oil imports up 5 pct vs July - trade

martes 23 de septiembre de 2014 08:20 GYT
 

NEW DELHI, Sept 23 (Reuters) - India's Essar Oil imported about 5 percent more
Iranian oil in August compared with the previous month and shipments from Tehran jumped about
50.6 percent in the first eight months of the year, tanker arrival data made available to
Reuters showed.
    The private refiner imported 103,500 barrels per day (bpd) of oil from Iran in August, about
21 percent higher than a year ago when imports slowed as insurance cover was not available for
refiners processing Iranian oil.
    Essar shipped in 120,000 bpd of oil from Iran in January-August as it boosted purchases 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.
    Indian imports of Iranian oil rose by nearly half to 271,000 barrels per day (bpd) in
January-August from a year ago, when refineries cut purchases due to worries about insurance
coverage for processing crude from Tehran. 
    No comment was available from Essar. Following are details of Essar's crude and condensate
imports in August versus a year ago, according to the data. Volumes are in 1,000 bpd:
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Region/          Aug     July    %Change       Aug    %change     Jan-Aug   Jan-Aug    %change
Country         2014     2014    mth/mth      2013     yr/yr        2014        2013     yr/yr
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Latam
Brazil          82.1      0.0       --       18.9      333.9      23.5       11.1       111.0
Colombia        86.4      0.0       --        7.4     1067.8      47.4       33.5        41.3
Ecuador          3.3      0.0       --        0.0         --      10.5        3.3       219.7
Mexico           0.0      0.0       --       68.6     -100.0       8.7       26.2       -67.0
Venezuela       70.3    127.7    -45.0       64.3        9.2      83.0       67.6        22.8
TOTAL          242.1    127.7     89.6      159.2       52.1     173.1      141.8        22.0
Middle East
Neutral zone     0.0      0.0       --        0.0         --       0.0       12.7      -100.0
Oman             0.0     32.2   -100.0       82.1     -100.0      14.9       23.1       -35.6
Iran           103.5     98.7      4.9       85.6       20.9     120.0       79.7        50.6
Iraq             0.0     63.8   -100.0        0.0         --      24.7       49.7       -50.3
Qatar            0.0      0.0       --        0.0         --       5.5       18.6       -70.4
S. Arabia        0.0      0.0       --        0.0         --       0.0        7.3      -100.0
U.A.E.           0.0     19.2   -100.0       33.3     -100.0       2.5        4.2       -42.3
Dubai            0.0      0.0       --        0.0         --       0.0        1.9      -100.0
TOTAL          103.5    213.9    -51.6      201.1      -48.5     167.5      197.3       -15.1
C.I.S
Kazakhstan       0.0      0.0       --        0.0         --       4.0        4.0         1.3
TOTAL            0.0      0.0       --        0.0         --       4.0        4.0         1.3
Africa
Egypt           17.4      0.0       --       17.5       -0.6       6.7        6.8        -2.2
Libya            0.0      0.0       --        0.0         --       1.8        0.0          --
TOTAL           17.4      0.0       --       17.5       -0.6       8.5        6.8        23.5
Canada           0.0      0.0       --        0.0         --       2.3        1.3        75.9
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TOTAL ALL      363.0    341.6      6.2      377.8       -3.9     355.3      351.2         1.2
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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 Susan Thomas)