London — Flows of LPG into Northwest Europe from the US are expected to reach atleast 200,000 mt in June, sharply higher than May, according to data fromcFlow, S&P Global Platts trade flow software.
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Four VLGCs are expected to arrive in Northwest Europe from either the USGulf Coast or East Coast by the end of June, with an additional Handysizevessel also expected.
That includes: the 54,336 dwt Concorde which arrived from Houston intoFlushing June 7; the 49,680 dwt Legend Prestige, which arrived from PortArthur into Antwerp around June 7; the 51,700 dwt Gas Summit, expected toarrive in Flushing from Marcus Hook June 14; and the 54,048 dwt ClipperSirius, expected to arrive in Flushing from Freeport around June 23. The23,358 dwt Navigator Gemini arrived in Rotterdam June 1 and the 29,425 dwtKapellen is expected to berth in Antwerp around June 29.
The 54,048 dwt Clipper Victory was ultimately rerouted south towardsTarragona, Spain, but may instead continue even further east through PortSaid, Egypt, according to cFlow.
Those arrivals are sharply up from May, which ultimately saw three VLGCsarrive from the US, or around 130,000 mt.
The majority of product that arrives from the US Gulf Coast is propane,which is used as a cooking and heating fuel in Europe as well as analternative petrochemical feedstock to naphtha.
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