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China’s petcoke imports from Russia rise 4 times in 1Q 2018

Russia’s petroleum coke supplies into China rose 300% to 120 900 tons in January – March 2018 compared with same period last year according to Chinese customs data and DYM Resources’ analysis.

“Russia became biggest petcoke supplier from CIS counties in 1st quarter toping Kazakhstan who on the contrary halved loading to China. Petroleum coke production increase in Russia combined with high demand were main reason for such an increase” – Yury Burenco from DYM Resources comments.

At least five Russian refineries were exporting green petroleum coke to China in January – Mach 2018.

We are glad to admit that our efforts to promote Russian petroleum coke to Chinese buyers are showing positive results. DYM Resources has exported petcoke from 4 refineries in 1Q 2018’ – Mr. Burenko added.

Overall green petcoke import to China nearly doubled in Q1 2018 and reached 2,297 mln tons.  comparing to same period 2017.

Turkmenistan’s Turkmenbashy refinery loaded 5100 tons of low Sulphur petroleum coke to China in first quarter this year while last year the refinery was loading only to Russia and Tajikistan.

DYM Resources is a professional petroleum coke trading firm organizing sourcing, logistics and finance of petcoke supplies from Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Europe.

Green petcoke imports to China 1Q 2018 comparing to 1Q 2017, ‘000 tons

  • Russia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Turkmenistan
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Turkmenbashy refinery

Turkmenbashy petcoke price rise by $20/t

Turkmenbashy refinery has increased green petroleum coke – price by $20/ton reaching another price record for at least 5 years. 20 000 tons of green petcoke were sold 12-13 April 2018.

Demand for low-sulphur petroleum coke remains strong in Russia, Central Asia and Wester China despite some signs of price decrease in other markets.

Turkmenbashy refinery also sold 5000 tons of calcined petcoke on 13 April 2018, price for the product remained stable compared to February sales level.

In February 2018 Turkmenbashy refinery sold 30 000 tons of green petcoke and 10 000 tons of calcined petcoke at prices 2 and 3 times higher compared to previous sales level reached in 2017. Such price spike was mostly driven by West China’s demand where aluminum producers faced shortages of low sulphur petroleum coke amid ecological regulation pressure and increase in local aluminum demand.

By mid of April 2018 Turkmenbashy refinery sold almost third of their annual production capacity.

Turkmenbashy refinery is one of 2 refineries in former USSR country that produces ultra-low sulphur petcoke with Sulphur content up to 0.6% and extra low metals content.

DYM Resources is a trading firm, supplying petroleum coke from ex-USSR and European countries.

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Turkmenbashy refinery

Turkmenbashy petcoke prices surge on record-high demand

Turkmenistan’s biggest oil refinery Turkmenbashy has sold 30.000 Mt of green petroleum coke on 19 February, price for the lot has increased 173 USD per MT or more than 3 times from the previous tender, DYM Resources data shows.

During the tender record-high 17 companies were competing for the lot, instantly push price to its highest level in many years. Prices for Turkmenbashy petroleum coke were largely stable during 2014-2017. Current price increase follows global trend in low-sulphur petroleum coke market started in 2017 as demand for the product from aluminum and metallurgical industries are growing,

We have seen significant price increase for graphitized electrodes in 2017. Turkmen petcoke is an alternative to needle petcoke in current market conditions and also a good option for aluminum smelters to optimize their costs by blending with cheap high sulfur petcoke” – says Yury Burenko petcoke trading director at DYM RESOURCES.

Yesterday’s tender was the first petcoke offer in the last 7 months.

The whole 30’000 tons cargo was sold to a single buyer on FCA refinery basis for rail road export for 6 months loading period.

CPC demand surprisingly low

Turkmenbashy also offered 10’000 tons of calcined petroleum coke, which was not sold on 19th February tender. Buyers were offering lower prices for calcined petroleum coke compared to green coke which is unique situation: before calcined petroleum coke was traded with approximately 100 USD per MT premium to green petroleum coke, reflecting higher production costs of calcined material.

Quality issues with calcined coke might have been a reason for low demand for the product, industry players suggest. Turkmenbashy CPC has low real density compared to what other producers offers.

Turkmenbashy refinery produces petroleum coke with Sulphur content 0.6% Max and very low metals content, its coker unit capacity is 180’000 Mt per year. Key markets for Turkmen petcoke were usually Tajikistan and Russia but starting from 2017 significant volumes of the product are being shipped to China by rail.

DYM Resources specializes on petcoke sourcing from refineries located in former USSR countries – Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Contact us with your enquiries using our contact form or by email.

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Moscow Conference NEFTEKOKS

DYM Resources speaks at NEFTEKOKS 2018 in Moscow

DYM Resources will attend forum NEFTEKOKS 2018 that will take place in Moscow during 27-28 of February, 2018. The Forum, organized by CITEK, is the key event at petcoke market in Russia and CIS countries. It attracts more than 150 delegates from various industries and countries.

“Petcoke production as well as its consumption in Russia and CIS Region is growing which gives this region very positive dynamics and attracts lots of interest” – Yury Burenko, DYM Resources director of petroleum coke operations.

Mr Burenko will will deliver a presentation about latest petcoke market developments in CIS countries.

Main discussion topics of the Forum are:

  • Petcoke production and consumption forecast
  • Petcoke quality evolution
  • Petcoke for electrodes production (needle and special petcokes)
  • New applications for high-sulfur petcoke in Russia and CIS countries
  • Petcoke accounting at the refineries
  • Petcoke transportation and movement within the refinery

The event is sponsored by Gazprom-Neft and Group New Stream.

DYM Resources is a professional supplier of petroleum cokes produced in former USSR countries. The company has direct contracts with major suppliers and delivers anode grade as well fuel grade petcokes to its clients located all round the world.

To schedule a meeting with Yury Burenko – please contact us by email or via contact section of our web site.

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Turkmenbashi base oil unit

Turkmenbashy coker shut for 2 weeks

Turkmenbashy refinery (Turkmenistan) has shut down its 200 000 t/yr petcoke unit for two weeks maintenance, state-owned company announced to its customers last week.

Refinery has stopped export loading as it has dispatched all stock amid high demand.

Coking unit should be restarted during first week of October.

Turkmenbashy maintenance followed shut down at Baku petcoke unit, which is another ultralow sulphur petcoke producer in the region.

Low-sulphur petcoke market was balanced in Russia during first half of 2017 which led to higher export volumes, but simultaneous maintenance work at Baku and Turkmenbashy coking units has significantly impacted supply balance. We expect higher demand in October-November due delayed supplies” – Yury Burenco, DYM Resources petroleum coke director says.

Refinery has started low-sulphur green petcoke export to China this year as well as to Black Sea, while last year they had no such loadings. Turkmenbashy also supplies its petcoke to Russia and Tadjikistan.

DYM Resources is a professional petroleum coke trading company with wide expertise in low and high sulphur green petroleum coke as well as calcined petroleum coke. DYM Resources is independent petroleum coke supplier active in Russia, Turkmenistan, China, Turkey and Europe. The company is registered in Germany and provides full service to its clients: logistics, finance and quality control.

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Turkey imports Russian petcoke

Turkey increases imports of Russian petcoke 10 times

Total imports of Russian green (non-calcined) petroleum coke to Turkey increased to 28 483 tons in July compared to only 2 796,50 tons in January this year according to customs data compiled by DYM Resources.

Russian petcoke import to Turkey reached 77 935,93 Mt during first 7 months of 2017, while at same period last year there was no imports from Russia.

Prices for Russian petcoke impors to Turkey were rising from January to March, total gain was more than 9,00 USD per ton. In June prices went up another 2,00 USD per ton, while in July prices dropped back to May levels. Price ease happened on the back to supplies increase from Russia from 19 500 tons in June to almost 28 500 in July.

Import of petcoke from Russia is about 3,3% of total green petcoke Turkish imports at the same period. North and Latin American are still dominant supplies of petroleum coke to Turkey. Most of this product is medium sulphur petroleum coke.

Turkey is one of the biggest petcoke importers in Black Sea and Mediterranean region. Main consumers of green petcoke in Turkey are cement producers that use petcoke as fuel for their lime kilns.

Turkey imports of Russian green petcoke (HS 271311) in 2017

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DYM Resources supplies fuel grade medium and high sulphur green petcoke.

Please check specifications of the petcoke we supply and contact us with any of your inquiry.

Photo source: http://www.samsuntso.org.tr/haber/Samsun-liman-hizmetleri-Turkiye-ortalamasini-solladi-2967.htm
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Baiinfo Carbon Forum 2017

China market changes: DYM Resources attends BAIINFO Carbon Forum

DYM Resources attended 10th China Carbon Industry Chain Forum and Global Industry Supply and Demand Meeting that took place on 16-17th August 2017 in Nanjing, China.

More than 500 delegates from related industries participated at the event: aluminum smelters, steel works, graphite electrode producers, petroleaum coke calciners and  trading companies.

The event was up-to-date, especially due to significant rising demand and prices for green and calcined еxtra low sulphur petcoke at the Chinese market.

Key driver for Low Sulphur Petcoke price increase is “2+26” Cities Environmental Protection program. This policy considers strict ecological norms and air-polluting production cuttings in Beijing, Tianjin and surrounding 26 cities.

DYM Resources pays big attention to Asian market, especially China. The Company supplies Chinese clients green and calcined petcoke extra low, low and mideum sulphur content originated ex Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan.

Please visit our petcoke product page to check specifications of the petcoke we offer and our contact page to stay in touch with us for any arising questions or comments.

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