Crude Supertanker Rates Collapse As VLCC ‘Traffic’ To China Lowest In 13 Months

Sunday, November 1, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
10/31/2015

A few days ago we warned, confirming Goldman Sachs’ earlier analysis that the world was running out of space to store crude distillate products, that China was running out of storage space for crude oil as it dramatically ramped up its Strategic Petroleum Reserve ‘buy low’ plan. While the brightest indicator at the time was “about 4 million barrels of crude oil stranded in two tankers off an eastern port for nearly two months,” this week, the dial went to 11 on the oil-demand-fear-o-meter, as Bloomberg reports supertankers sailing to Chinese ports plunged to its lowest in 13 months, sending the daily rate for shipping crashing. The marginal demand-er of last resort just left the market.

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