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DYM Resources to Speak at CIS Base Oils and Lubricants Conference in Moscow

DYM Resources’ base oil and slack wax project manager Denis Varaksin will speak at the fourth annual CIS Base Oils and Lubricants Conference, held May 24 to 26, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. The conference is organized by the Global Business Club. Varaksin will discuss the current situation with base oil exports from Russia, and competition with Iranian […]
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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. […]
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DYM Resources Speaks on Russian Base Oils Competitiveness at Argus Iran Conference

DYM Resources project manager Denis Varaksin spoke at the Argus Iran Base Oils and Lubricants Conference in Tehran, discussing how Russian base oils and other former Soviet Union base oils will compete with Iranian base oils in a post-sanctions world. “Heavy grades like SN 900, SN 1200 and Bright Stock from Russia will be still […]
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Turkmenistan Oil Product Exports Dropped by 35% in 2015

Turkmenistan oil product exports decreased by 35 percent in 2015, to around 2.5 million tons, according to data compiled by DYM Resources. Sales levels at the same time were stable compared to 2014, at 4.6 million tons. “Loadings were almost twice lower compared to sales in 2015, which shows that is it easy to buy […]
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DYM Resources to Share Turkmenistan Oil Market Insights at Baku Conference

DYM Resources will present exclusive information on the Turkmenistan oil market at an upcoming industry conference in Baku, Azerbaijan. The company will speak at the SOCAR Caspian and Central Asia Downstream Conference this month. The conference takes place April 25 to 28, 2016, and is focused on trading, logistics, refining and petrochemicals. “Our presentation will […]
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Belarus Builds 460,000-ton Petcoke Unit at Naftan Refinery

Naftan refinery, Belarus’ biggest oil refinery, is undergoing a modernization program with plans to launch a 462,000-ton petroleum coke (petcoke) unit over the next several years, according to the company’s corporate newspaper. The refinery will produce high-sulphur petroleum coke. Naftan refines Ural crude oil, which means sulphur levels will be around 3.5 to 4.5 percent […]
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Rusal’s Petcoke Purchase Price Decreased by 22% in 2015

The world’s biggest aluminum producer, UC Rusal, reports that its raw petcoke purchase price dropped by 21.7 percent in 2015. The company does not specify how much it spent for petcoke (petroleum coke) or what volume was purchased. The main reasons for the lower costs were sinking commodity prices, Russian ruble depreciation in 2015 and decreased purchase volumes. Rusal’s purchase price […]
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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 […]
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Russian Base Oil Exports Fell by 13% in 2015

Russian base oil exports dropped by 13 percent in 2015, according to data compiled by DYM Resources. That drop put exports down to 940,000 tons. “It was a challenging year for Russian base oils,” commented DYM Resources base oils project manager Denis Varaksin. “Export volumes dropped at their quickest pace since the 2009 crisis, and fell […]
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