Latest news – Indian Oil Corp became India’s first refiner to buy light sweet Hibernia crude from Canada’s largest oil company, doing the deal after the opening of the arbitrage for Canadian oil to flow to Asia.
A decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to cut output strengthened Middle East benchmark Dubai against other regional markers, allowing oil from the Americas and Europe to be shipped to Asia at competitive prices.
Production in North America, led by US shale output, is increasing after supply cuts by OPEC and non-OPEC countries pushed oil prices to above $50 a barrel.
This was also the first time that Suncor Energy has sold a cargo of offshore Canadian crude to IOC, a Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Seetal said on Wednesday.
Seetal declined to say how big the cargo was or when it would load, but confirmed Canada’s biggest oil company had won an Indian Oil Corp tender.
“We do market our offshore crude production globally on an opportunistic basis,” she said.
Trade sources said Suncor sold the (Read More)