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Industry Trend Analysis - Refinery Outage Will Support US Downstream - AUG 2017

Americas June 2017 / Mexico / Industry

Downstream outages in Mexico will boost gasoline imports from the US over the next several weeks, providing a crucial release for bloated stocks over summer driving season.


Industry Trend Analysis - Imports To Grow On Falling Production, Stronger CNY - AUG 2017

Asia June 2017 / China / Industry

China's crude oil imports look set to grow by 5.0% y-o-y in 2017, as despite growing policy headwinds and uncertainty over quotas for the country's independent private refiners, crude imports by the large state-owned refiners are expected to remain robust over the coming months, supported by the need to compensate for falling domestic oil production and strengthening yuan.


Industry Trend Analysis - Fuels Demand To Return To Structural Decline - AUG 2017

Emerging Europe June 2017 / Europe / Industry

European fuels demand will return to its structural downtrend over the second half of 2017 as higher oil prices erode short term support to consumption seen over Q1.


Industry Trend Analysis - Middle East Tensions No Risk To LNG - AUG 2017

Middle East & Africa June 2017 / Qatar / Political Risk

Despite Qatar's dominant position in the global LNG market, there is little risk to either pricing or trade flows from escalating tensions within the region, as supplies can continue uninterrupted through the Strait of Hormuz.


Industry Trend Analysis - Tax Changes To Catalyse Asset Deals - AUG 2017

Western Europe June 2017 / United Kingdom / Industry

Changes to decommissioning tax relief rules in the UK will have the potential to incentivise late-life asset acquisitions and could be a key catalyst for developing the decommissioning sector and supply chain in the UK North Sea.