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Oil-Tanker Glut Seen Rising With Returns Near Four-Year Low

Bloomberg Businessweek -- A glut of the biggest oil tankers in the Persian Gulf expanded, a Bloomberg survey showed, adding to pressure on owners facing returns near the lowest level in at least four years.

There are 20 percent more very large crude carriers available for hire over the next 30 days than there are likely cargoes, according to a Bloomberg News survey of six shipbrokers and owners today. That’s an increase of 1 percentage point from last week and up 5 points compared with a year earlier, previous survey data show.

VLCCs on the industry’s benchmark Saudi Arabia-to-Japan route are losing $5,284 a day, according to the Baltic Exchange in London. Returns have stayed negative for 14 sessions. Crude demand and export volumes have slowed as buyers delay purchases, according to Samuel Ciszuk, an oil ...


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Submitted Jul 25, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 9:25:22 PM

perhaps everyone is more energy efficient or perhaps economic activities are falling.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:15:44 PM

You're absolutely correct DblChek.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 2:32:09 PM

hmmm
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 2:28:36 PM

Unintended consequences of sanctions on Iran? Who owns those tankers anyway?
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 2:23:05 PM

Really
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 2:11:09 PM


Drill Here.
Refine Here.
Sell Here.
Employ Here.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:50:09 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:48:45 PM

Here come the mothballs and cancelled orders and eliminated dividends
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:46:49 PM

k
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:44:36 PM

Oh well.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:43:13 PM

Ouch!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:42:15 PM

Thought Iran had these all tied up.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:41:13 PM

HA! I found humor in this.....
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:39:52 PM

Maybe they should look for something more lucrative to ship. Oil is so last year(sarcasm)
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:39:34 PM

That is not the whole story on this article more undercover investigation is needed here.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:35:16 PM

Now I guess because the ship brokers are losing money due to their vlcc's sitting idle, oil will go up to cover their loses.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:34:03 PM

Ooops...too many people shipping. Lower shipping costs that way though.
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What did they expect?
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WHAT THE POINT HERE???
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:31:14 PM

With the price of gas consumers aren't buying other products. Tankers are coming back empty because of lack of demand.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:30:47 PM

Doesn't sound like the speculators are buying the oil, pumping it onto the tankers and letting them sit waiting for the price to go up anymore. Maybe they got burnt real bad the last time they did that.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:28:06 PM

Until all heck breaks out in Iran.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:25:45 PM

?? OK ??
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:23:45 PM

This doesn't make any sense ...
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:23:03 PM

ok then
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ok
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Hmmm...
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:16:20 PM

Time to sell VLCCs?
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:15:43 PM

The law of supply & demand finally applies to oil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:14:46 PM

And?
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ok
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Very good.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:12:12 PM

And that's a good thing...
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GOOD!
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um OK
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:09:22 PM

Hopefully, this will add up to savings to consumers at the pump.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:07:53 PM

With the price of gas consumers aren't buying other products. Tankers are coming back empty because of lack of demand.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:07:17 PM

And we are supposed to feel sorry for these guys???
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ok
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Zzzzzzz............
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Cool.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 12:58:43 PM

If Iran ever tries to close the straight, they will be glad those tankers are around.
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ok
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and the winner is........
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Same stuff different day!
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Okee, Dookee!
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Even the middle eastern shieks are not immune from a global economic slowdown.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 12:50:14 PM

Hopefully with this over supply, we will start seeing some real relief at the pumps.
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