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Low-sulphur Petcoke Imports Remain Strong in China

China remains one of the biggest petroleum coke (petcoke) importers in the world, recent DYM Resources data indicates. The country’s green low-sulphur petcoke imports (S 3 percent max) hit 1,329 million tons in 2015.

China’s low-sulphur petcoke imports came from 11 different countries. The U.S., Indonesia and Argentina accounted for 96 percent of import volume.

China low sulphur petcoke imports in 2015 by country of origin, thousand Mt

  • United States
  • Indonesia
  • Argentina
  • Others

Key seaports for low-sulphur petcoke delivery were Nanjing, Qingdao and Ningbo. Sea shipments represent almost all imports, while rail deliveries came in at around 1 percent. The main railroad border crossing used for petcoke supplies from Russia and Kazakhstan is Dostyk (on the Kazakhastan-China border).

China low sulphur petcoke imports by month

  • Amount, thousand Mt

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Russia’s Petroleum Coke Exports Hit 130,000 Tons in 2015

Russia exported about 130,000 tons of petroleum coke in 2015, according to market information compiled by DYM Resources. Eight refineries produce petroleum coke in Russia, but only six of them participated in petroleum coke exports in 2015.

Lukoil dominated the field, controlling 95 percent of total Russian petroleum coke exports. Lukoil’s Perm refinery is the largest producer, accounting for about 80 percent of total Russian petroleum coke exports. The refinery loaded exports through ports on the Baltic Sea and Black Sea, as well as through border crossings with Latvia and China.

The main destinations for Russian petroleum coke exports were Kazakhstan, India, Belarus, Ukraine, China and the U.K.

Russia green petcoke exports, 2015

  • LUKOIL - Permnefteorgsintez
  • LUKOIL - Volgograd Refinery
  • ROSNEFT - Novokuibyshevsk Refinery
  • ROSNEFT - Angarsk Refinery
  • BASHNEFT - Ufaneftekhim Refinery
  • BASHNEFT - Novoil Refinery

Most of the refineries listed above produce mid-Sulphur petroleum coke, used mainly for fuel.

Volgograd and Angarsk (Rosneft) refineries produce petroleum coke with a sulphur content below 1.5 percent, which is suitable for anode production. The third Russian plant that also produces low-sulphur petcoke is Omsk refinery (Gazprom Neft), which didn’t export in 2015.

“We expect further growth of mid-sulphur petcoke exports in 2016 due to ongoing refinery modernization projects in Russia,” DYM Resources trader Yury Burenko said.

DYM Resources is a petroleum coke and carbon trader focused on the Russian, European and Central Asian markets.

Source: DYM Resources

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Kazakhstan Petcoke Exports to Russia, First Half of 2015

Kazakhstan remains one of the leading suppliers of petroleum coke to the Russian aluminum industry, recent petcoke exports data shows. During the first six months of 2015, Kazakhstan supplied more than 130,000 metric tons of petcoke to Russia, both green and calcined.

Kazakhstan petcoke exports to Russia, first half of 2015

  • 271311, Green petcoke
  • 271312, Calcined petcoke

There are two plants that produce green petcoke in Kazakhsan: Atyrau and Pavlodar refineries. Both of these plants are part of KazMunayGas.

For more detailed information about Kazakhstan petcoke exports and overall market trends, please contact us.

Source: DYM Resources

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Russian Petroleum Coke Imports and Exports, 2014

Russian petroleum coke (petcoke) import and export data for the year 2014 showed surprising results.

In the graph below, you will see that Russia had significant petcoke imports for this year, while exports were very low. This indicates an interesting situation, considering the fact that Russia is one of the biggest oil exporting countries in the world.

Russian petcoke import and exports, 2014

  • 271311, Green petcoke
  • 271312, Calcined petcoke

For more detailed information about the petcoke market and the most recent trends, please contact us.

Source: DYM Resources

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