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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

DYM Resources is an independent trading company specializing in niche oil products. DYM is a reliable supplier of green and calcined petcoke from Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Romania and other countries.

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Turkmenistan Petcoke Sales and Outcomes in 2015

Turkmenistan petcoke sales for 2015 indicate that the country remains a core player in the Central East Asian market.

The country supplies low-sulphur petcoke for export. There were no domestic petcoke distributors in Turkmenistan in 2015.

Turkmenistan’s only petcoke unit is located at the Turkmenbashi refinery. Its capacity is 200,000 metric tons of green petcoke annually. The refinery operates a calcination unit.

The refinery is part of a state-owned company. All goods produced there are sold through auctions at the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan.

DYM Resources is a well-known distributor of Turkmenistan’s petcoke. We manage operations though a local office in Turkmenistan. With our on-the-ground presence, we are able to research and provide data relevant to the Turkmenistan petcoke market.

In 2015, Turkmenistan petcoke sales showed the following outcomes:

  1. Amount: 12 contracts for 173,000 metric tons of green petcoke and three contracts for 40,000 metric tons of calcined petcoke were concluded at the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan. This is not including two cases when bidders won auctions for 80,000 metric tons, but subsequently cancelled. Some contracts have a lifting period ending in 2016.
  2. Bidders/contractors: eight companies won auctions and signed contracts with the refinery for petcoke supplies.

Signed export contracts for petcoke at The State Exchange of Turkmenistan, 2015

  • 271311, Green petcoke
  • 271312, Calcined petcoke

Source: DYM Resources

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