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Blue Lacy Advisors, LLC - October Crude Oil Market Commentary

Minneapolis, MN | October 6, 2022 | By: Steve Sinos, Blue Lacy Advisors LLC

Crude Oil

An uptick in the average time on the water for cargoes and longer distances offer some evidence of the world’s shifting balance of crude trade. Europe seems to be driving this shift, as it takes in more LatAm and WAF crude, displacing U.S. and Russian barrels. Waterborne Russian barrels were down ~1mm bpd by the end of Sept. compared to August, while Libyan barrels rose by about the same volume. I choose that pair because it is an excellent example of this effort to displace Russian oil. The availability of alternative barrels may define the coming months. Libyan exports and production have been volatile recently, and unreliable crude sources may threaten Europe’s efforts.

*This summary is based off October 2, 2022

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