MABUX: Global bunker prices may continue firm upward evolution today while LNG ARA Bunker Index surged on Jul.30
MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, VLSFO and MGO in the main world hubs did not have any firm trend Jul.29:
380 HSFO – USD/MT – 457.56 (+2.42)
VLSFO – USD/MT – 560.83 (-1.63)
MGO – USD/MT – 653.90 (+0.63)
The MABUX ARA LNG Bunker Index, calculated as the average price of LNG as a marine fuel in the ARA region, jumped on July 30 amid a directional uptrend of the TTF gas futures: 792.41 USD/MT (+22.93 USD). The LNG Bunker Index exceeds the cost of MGO LS at the port of Rotterdam by 202.41 USD (590 USD/MT as of July 29), the difference in price compared to the day before increased by $ 18.83 and exceeded $ 200 mark. LNG Bunker Indices are available on www.mabux.com.
As of July 29, a correlation of MABUX MBP Index (Market Bunker Prices) vs MABUX DBP Index (Digital Bunker Prices Benchmark) in four largest global hubs showed that 380 HSFO fuel remained undervalued in all selected ports: minus $ 17 in Houston (unchanged from the day before), minus $ 19 (unchanged) in Fujairah, minus $ 29 (minus $ 30) in Rotterdam and minus $ 47 (unchanged) in Singapore.
VLSFO, according to MABUX DBP Index, was also underestimated in all selected ports on 29 July. The underpricing ratio was minus $ 15 in Houston (minus $ 11 the day before), minus $ 37 (minus $ 36) in Fujairah, minus $ 39 (minus $ 42) in Singapore and minus $ 22 (minus $ 23) in Rotterdam. Underestimation levels of VLSFO fuel have not changed significantly.
On July 29, MABUX DBP Index also registered the underpricing of MGO LS at all selected ports: in Houston – minus $ 26 (minus $ 24 the day before), in Rotterdam – minus $ 50 (minus $ 53), minus $ 73 (minus $ 72) in Singapore and minus $ 60 (minus $ 59) in Fujairah. Underestimation margins of MGO LS fuel remain the highest compared to other fuel grades at all selected ports.
We expect global bunker prices may continue firm upward evolution today: 380 HSFO: plus 5-7 USD/MT, VLSFO – plus 6-9 USD/MT, MGO LS – plus 7 – 10 USD/MT.