Commodity Tracker: 5 charts to watch this week

Nov 25 05:11 2019 Print This Article

In this week’s pick of energy and commodity charts, Asian jet fuel suppliers feel the pinch from Hong Kong’s weak demand as protests in the city persist. Plus: Fujairah stocks and IMO 2020, global gas exporters meet in Equatorial Guinea, and more.

1. Hong Kong unrest causes jet fuel demand to nosedive


What’s happening? Prolonged political protest in Hong Kong appears likely to continue taking a heavy toll on the city’s oil consumption. Aviation fuel demand in particular has trended sharply lower in recent months, on faltering air passenger and cargo traffic volumes. Hong Kong has been gripped by social unrest since June, with protests prompting a major airport shutdown on August 12. Aircraft activity, freight and passenger figures all sharply fell in October as the demonstrations intensified, data from the Airport Authority of Hong Kong showed. Freight volumes fell 5.6% on year to 419,000 mt in October, for a seventh consecutive month of decline.

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