Europe Is Awash With Oil Stored On Ships

Contrary to the myths being propagated by fossil fuel analysts, the oil glut (responsible for the 2014 drop in oil prices) hasn’t ended. As usual the supply is being manipulated in an attempt to drive the price up.

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Authored Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com,

While many analysts and agencies have already called the end of the global oil glut, oil held in floating storage in Europe is at an at least 18-month-high, also due to the booming U.S. oil exports that have displaced some of the traditional crude oil routes in the world.

Oil in ships around European shores was 12.9 million barrels on average in May, accounting for 26 percent of all global floating storage, and more than Asia-Pacific’s 9.7 million barrels of oil stored, according to estimates by oil analytics company Vortexa, as carried by Reuters.

In the two preceding months, March and April, the share of oil in floating storage in Europe accounted for 10 percent of the global storage, compared to 40 percent stored in the Asia-Pacific region. But in May, the volumes of oil held in Europe—including in the Mediterranean—exceeded the oil held…

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