Weekly and monthly reports with analysis of regional crude oil, and petroleum markets. Expert level coverage of markets in the Mediterranean, Asia, the Former Soviet Union (FSU), and the Americas. Reports focus on price development, supply and demand drivers, imports and exports, trade flows as well as geopolitics, and wider energy issues.

Inventory data and storage economics Inventory data and storage economics
Crude differentials and product crack spreads Crude differentials and product crack spreads
Arb incentive calculations Arb incentive calculations
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Med oil weekly
Your weekly Med roundup

Med Oil Weekly

The Med Oil Weekly compiles all the most important news and developments from the prior week, breaking down fundamentals driving the crude and product markets

  • Short-term outlook on regional crude differentials, with a focus on Urals, North Sea Dated and WTI delivered to Europe
  • Product-by-product breakdown of movement in cracks over the reporting week, with our outlook for the weeks ahead
  • INCLUDES: Relative incentive calculations of refining regional crude; refinery maintenance updates; crude intake and balance figures and many more!
Latest issues

Issue 26 - 28 Jun'22

Naphtha cracks add gains for the second consecutive week amid recovering naphtha demand in the EoS

Issue 25 - 21 Jun'22

$7 per barrel uptick in gasoil/diesel cracks lifts refining margins in the Med

Issue 24 - 14 Jun'22

Improving eastbound arb economics should put a floor under naphtha cracks in the Med.

Issue 23 - 7 Jun'22

Libyan Crude Supply Disruptions Subside Gradually

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Med oil monthly
Your monthly Med roundup

Med Oil Monthly

Short on time? The Med Oil Monthly report catches you up on the developing stories of the month in the Med and North Sea, combined with our outlook for the month ahead.

  • Analysis of monthly movement in product cracks and crude differentials
  • Ideal for those with a busy schedule and interested in our main takeaways from the month prior
  • Combine with the Med Oil Weekly to gain a better understanding of how smaller developments are likely to affect the bigger picture
Latest issues

Issue 6 - 30 Jun'22

Deal on Russian Oil Embargo Drives Heavy Reshuffling of Crude Flows

Issue 5 - 30 May'22

EU Deal on Russian Oil Embargo in Close Reach

Issue 4 - 26 Apr'22

Libyan Outage Tightens Europe’s Crude Balance Further

Issue 3 - 24 Mar'22

When is the Diesel Bull Run Going to Be Over?

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Americas weekly
Instant analysis of weekly data

Americas Weekly

Timely, informative and concise data, coupled with insightful commentary on the most recent events in crude and product markets across North, Central and South America

  • Analysis of trends in the US market in light of weekly EIA inventory data
  • Chart-heavy analysis of supply fundamentals and crude markets, as well as processing and product markets
  • Each issue includes a bonus article on a special topic, from trade flows and supply to demand or natural gas
Latest issues

Issue 26 - 29 Jun'22

Ecuador’s crude producers are coming increasingly under pressure this month, as protesters are disrupting oil fields and forcing technicians to shut down wells, with the Ministry of Energy announcing that oil supply could be suspended entirely if protests continue.

Issue 25 - 24 Jun'22

The US benchmark slid to around $6.80 per mmBtu after an explosion at the Freeport LNG facility on 8 June has mostly cut LNG feedgas deliveries to 0.32 bcm/d this month.

Issue 24 - 15 Jun'22

Whilst Argentina is close to imposing a windfall profit tax on several domestic products, the impact on regional upstream activity should remain limited, particularly across Vaca Muerta, where declining operational costs and vast untapped reserves continue to attract new developments.

Issue 23 - 8 Jun'22

Stagnating crude flows in Q1-2022 were the result of lower domestic crude supply, which came under pressure over this period. Whilst output has remained below expectation over the last two months as well, an uptick this month should help lift US exports moving forward.

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FSU-CEE insight
25 years of expertise

FSU/CEE Insight

Taking a deep dive into the intricacies of the FSU market, our analysts share their valuable and original investigations, all while looking at how this influences the bigger picture

  • Profound understanding of the frequently changing Russian taxation and incentive system for the refining, upstream and trading industries
  • A focus on corporate news with in-depth knowledge on how geopolitical and strategic issues drive fundamentals in the region
  • Includes supply, demand and export projections based on our in-house modelling, country profiles, Urals quality analysis, pipeline logistics
Latest issues

Issue 26 - 30 Jun'22

Physical Fuel Tightness Is Sending Shockwaves Across Central Europe. BTC Blend Update. Country Update: Hungary and Slovakia.

Issue 25 - 23 Jun'22

Russian Refinery Update and Product Exports. CPC Blend Update. Romania and Bulgaria Country Update.

Issue 24 - 16 Jun'22

Start of Kashagan maintenance keeps production upside capped, averaging 1.5 million b/d this month

Issue 23 - 9 Jun'22

Russian LNG exports decline seasonally yet show no indication of reshuffling flows.

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Asian oil monthly
Your no-frills update

Asian Oil Monthly

The Asian Oil Monthly delivers one monthly report which rounds up the most pressing issues of the month with our outlook for one month forward. Also enjoy access to JBC Energy Asian Insights daily.

  • Access to a regular stream of our analysis on the latest data, price movements, and relevant news pieces from the region as it happens
  • Detailed fundamental data and analysis on East of Suez markets, including the Middle East delivered to you once a month
Latest issues

Issue 6 - 29 Jun'22

This week, China’s Ministry of Commerce issued the second batch of 2022 crude import quotas for the country’s non-state refining sector. Coming in at 52.66 million tonnes, it strongly exceeds last year’s second batch issued around the same time and compensates for the 11% y-o-y drop in the first 2022 allotment.

Issue 5 - 24 May'22

Atlantic Basin tightness is filtering through to the East of Suez as an EU embargo on Russian crude is becoming increasingly likely, despite ongoing opposition from various member states. Backwardation in crude benchmarks has hence rebounded to firm levels on a global scale.

Issue 4 - 22 Apr'22

Russian crude keeps finding its way onto the market as Asian buying interest supplants a muted pull from NWE refiners.

Issue 3 - 24 Mar'22

In anticipation of a lifting of US sanctions, floating storage of Iranian crude (including EOPL off Malaysia) has surged above 90 million barrels this month, thereby accounting for 85% of the global total. Given that condensate makes up 60% of these volumes (all Kpler), South Korea, boasting the largest condensate splitting capacity globally, is predestined to be amongst the first receivers of official Iranian barrels.

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Asian oil weekly
Your weekly guide to the Asian market

Asian Oil Weekly

The Asian Oil Weekly delivers short-term updates on developments in the Asian crude and products markets, with expert-led analysis feeding into a short-term outlook for the weeks ahead.

  • Instant analysis of weekly data from all the major Asian economies (PPAC, PAJ), which feed into our extensive modelling.
  • Discussion of hot topic issues including how regulatory changes will drive these developing economies
Latest issues

Issue 26 - 1 Jul'22

Singapore benchmark refining margins across the board ease to a more than one-month low

Issue 25 - 24 Jun'22

Strong Octanes Boost Steam Cracking Margins

Issue 24 - 17 Jun'22

Naphtha cracks in Singapore fall to all-time lows on poor demand, ample supply

Issue 23 - 10 Jun'22

New Drama in the Singapore Fuel Oil Market