Oil and fuel oil hedging market update

By the Oil Desk at Freight Investor Services.



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Updated on 29 Dec 2017 09:03 GMT

Commentary

Early trading windows today. Singapore was at 4 am UK time and barges at 12. Brent is now comfortably up above $66 - I'm sure putting a grin on many an OPEC member. U.S. stocks fell again yesterday, further indicating that OPEC's strategy of sitting on their hands and allowing the market to do its job for it is somewhat working. All they need to do is convince the U.S. not to increase production too much, to come to an agreement and they have a winning formula.

Fuel Oil Market (December 28)

The front crack opened at -8.50, weakening to -8.60 across the day. The Cal 18 was valued at -8.10.

Singapore 380 cSt

Jan18 - 375.00 / 377.00

Feb18 - 374.00 / 376.00

Mar18 - 373.75 / 375.75

Apr18 - 373.25 / 375.25

May18 - 372.75 / 374.75

Jun18 - 371.75 / 373.75

Q1-18 - 374.25 / 376.25

Q2-18 - 372.50 / 374.50

Q3-18 - 368.50 / 371.00

Q4-18 - 363.75 / 366.25

CAL18 - 369.25 / 372.25

CAL19 - 330.25 / 335.25

Singapore 180 cSt

Jan18 - 378.75 / 380.75

Feb18 - 378.25 / 380.25

Mar18 - 378.25 / 380.25

Apr18 - 378.00 / 380.00

May18 - 377.75 / 379.75

Jun18 - 377.00 / 379.00

Q1-18 - 378.50 / 380.50

Q2-18 - 377.75 / 379.75

Q3-18 - 374.25 / 376.75

Q4-18 - 369.75 / 372.25

CAL18 - 374.75 / 377.75

CAL19 - 339.00 / 344.00

Rotterdam Barges

Jan18 360.75 / 362.75

Feb18 360.25 / 362.25

Mar18 360.00 / 362.00

Apr18 359.75 / 361.75

May18 359.00 / 361.00

Jun18 358.00 / 360.00

Q1-18 360.25 / 362.25

Q2-18 359.00 / 361.00

Q3-18 354.25 / 356.75

Q4-18 345.50 / 348.00

CAL18 353.75 / 356.75

CAL19 312.75 / 317.75



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