Oil “paper” and oil “physical”: prices are rising


Morning quotes of Brent crude oil showed record values ​​of the last few weeks. At 8:30 Moscow time, the price of a barrel crossed the line of $ 27.


If at the beginning of the year such price indicators for oil-producing countries could be perceived as a real nightmare, then at present things are quite different.

The impetus for rising oil prices was given by the new OPEC + deal coming into force. Its participants began to reduce oil, and for a number of countries it is generally happening for the first time in this kind of format.

Now the assessment of the market situation by experts is as follows: there is still an oversupply of oil on the market, many storage facilities are 90-95% full. However, according to the same experts, the phased exit of countries from the quarantine regime, the beginning of a revival in the production sphere, a decrease in production volumes - all this will ultimately lead to increased demand for oil in the world. Accordingly, the price will increase.

At the same time, there are experts who believe that the market today is not filled with “physical”, but with the so-called “paper” oil. And if you evaluate the real ratio of these "species", then the price of "black gold" can literally rush up. The reason is that market speculation is not connected with the purchase and sale of oil as such as a commodity, but with the sale and purchase of securities that are associated with oil companies.

Nobody can say how much these securities are “valuable”, that is, how much they are really provided with oil. A case somewhat reminiscent of the situation with the American gold reserve. It is available on the papers, but in fact? .. Everyone who wanted to check its physical presence, at least, received a letter with refusal, a list of reasons and an argument in the style of "gentlemen should take each other's word."

Oil “paper” and oil “physical”: prices are rising


At the moment, a barrel of Brent crude oil is trading in the range of 26-27 dollars. Accordingly, the Russian Urals added to the price.
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  1. Grading 1 May 2020 10: 03 New
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    Saudi Arabia brought down supplies of Russian oil to Europe
    The war for the European oil market, which broke out after Russia left the OPEC + alliance in March, seems to end in favor of Saudi Arabia.
    By offering double-digit discounts and investing $ 1 billion in the purchase of shares in EU energy companies, the state kingdom of Saudi Aramco was able to oust Russian suppliers in the market where they had been operating for decades.
    The largest European refineries, including British Shell, French Total, Austrian OMV, as well as Spanish Repsol and Cepsa, sharply increased purchases of Saudi oil at a price of $ 10,25 to Brent, according to Argus.
    Saudi Aramco's shipments via the port of Rotterdam, one of the largest oil hubs in North-West Europe, have reached 1,42 million tons since the beginning of April and are twice as high as March.
    Deliveries of the Russian grade Urals, on the contrary, fell by 41%, to 935 thousand tons. Poland almost completely refused marine supplies of raw materials from Russia. Only one consignment of 66,5 million tons arrived at the port of Gdansk in April, which is almost 6 times lower than the March purchases (377 thousand tons).
    Deliveries of Saudi oil to Poland at the same time increased by a quarter - from 398 to 500 thousand tons. Poland continues to receive the bulk of Russian oil under long-term contracts through the Druzhba pipeline, built in the 1960s, Argus recalls. It provides about 20% of Russian oil exports, or 1 million barrels per day.
    But as demand falls, competition between suppliers intensifies, says a spokesman for a European oil company. In mid-April, Saudi Aramco offered deferred processors in Europe a deferral of payments of up to 90 days.
    “Saudi Arabia is struggling to“ process ”the buyer. Russia probably also needs to think about some special offers, ”a Reuters source said.
    According to Refinitiv Eikon, the total supply of Saudi oil to Europe in April will be 29 million barrels and will be a record one since August 2016. In May, European refineries will continue active purchases from Saudi Aramco, Argus predicts: despite the OPEC + agreement to reduce production by 9,7 million barrels per day, Riyadh refused to cancel discounts on its varieties and even increased them for customers in the Mediterranean.
    The discount on the Arab Extra Light variety for the South European has almost doubled - from 5,8 to 10,3 dollars to the price of Brent. Discounts on Arab Light will increase from 8,6 to 10,3 dollars per barrel, for heavy grades - up to 11,4 dollars. For Northwest Europe, a discount of $ 10,25 on Arab Light will remain in force, the price of ultra-light Arab Extra Light oil will drop by 80 cents - to minus $ 8,9 against Brent.
    “Saudi oil has captured a huge share of the European market,” says Nikita Blokhin, a senior analyst at Alfa Bank.
    “The interests of the two largest oil exporters clash in both (key) directions - European and Asian - in an attempt to grab onto a competitor’s key market, we see how one player squeezes the other in a fight that is almost meaningless. Nevertheless, in a world where $ 20 a barrel is a new level of resistance, and demand has reached a 25-year low, the principle of “volumes bypassing margin” applies, he argues.
    It is difficult for Russian oil workers to fight for the market. Urals, shipped from Novorossiysk on Tuesday, April 28, cost $ 16,83 a barrel. Since export duties are levied based on prices at the end of February and the beginning of March and amount to $ 52 per ton, taking into account transportation costs, Russian oil supplies abroad become unprofitable, Reuters calculated.
    In the middle of last week, each barrel sold through Primorsk brought $ 8,13 loss, and through Novorossiysk - $ 6,51.
    1. DEDPIHTO 1 May 2020 10: 14 New
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      The other day, Belarus bought from Saudi Arabia 80 thousand tons of oil (TASS). And what is it about our fan of sharp chess learning, celebrates his victory in self-isolation? winked
      1. Snail N9 1 May 2020 10: 18 New
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        Oil ... this product is junk today. There are more "valuable" and "sought after" lol :
        1. Stas157 1 May 2020 11: 01 New
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          the market today is not filled with “physical”, but with the so-called “paper oil. And if you evaluate the real ratio of these "species", then the price of "black gold" can literally rush up. The reason is that market speculation is not related to the purchase and sale of oil as suchas a commodity, but with the sale of securities

          There is no paper oil when it comes to supply futures. The market price is determined by supply and demand. Negative oil prices were associated with delivery (rather than settlement) futures contracts.

          On the day when the expiration of the futures was supposed to happen (and then delivery), those traders who could not physically accept this oil began to pay those who had such an opportunity. That's all.
          1. Zoldat_A 2 May 2020 20: 19 New
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            Quote: Stas157
            There is no paper oil when it comes to supply futures. The market price is determined by supply and demand. Negative oil prices were associated with delivery (rather than settlement) futures contracts.

            In Soviet times, THIS was an article in the Criminal Code - "Speculation" was called

            Any exchange now is not trade in goods, but the talk of huckster "with each other." And should I believe THIS?
      2. Sky strike fighter 1 May 2020 10: 25 New
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        So with a drop in oil prices there are no winners. Only losers. Especially the United States, whose system of dominance is based on the petrodollar and the Breton-Woods agreements.
        In early April 2020, U.S. leader Donald Trump, during a telephone conversation with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, said that the United States would withdraw troops from the kingdom if OPEC + countries did not reduce oil production. This was reported to Reuters.


        the Saudi prince was so surprised by the ultimatum set by the US president that he asked his assistants to leave the room to discuss this topic with Trump in private.

        During the conversation, Riyadh was informed that without this reduction in oil production, the White House administration “will not be able to prevent the US Congress from introducing restrictions against the kingdom, which could entail the withdrawal of US troops.”

        It is clarified that later Trump admitted that he should not have said this, because the kingdom is experiencing problems due to low oil prices.

        https://topcor.ru/14422-stalo-izvestno-ob-ultimatume-ssha-k-saudovskoj-aravii-po-nefti.html
        1. Kronos 1 May 2020 10: 47 New
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          There are those who oust a competitor from the markets
          1. Range 1 May 2020 10: 55 New
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            This is a divorce of suckers. All refineries are tailored for a certain oil, and restructuring to another requires large unjustified costs. And thanks to macaronovirus and American LNG, also cat down the drain.
          2. Range 2 May 2020 13: 39 New
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            I know that my comment for minusers and udo-bots is like a dead poultice. The main thing for them is to minuscule and pump their brains.
            And for those who think it will be useful. So.
            In the world, the most common installations for oil refining or distillation (as you prefer) are “atmospheres” and “vacuum cleaners”, and one such installation occupies an area slightly less than a city block. In addition to the column there are about a thousand valves and other devices, heat exchangers, devices. Each oil has its own sulfur, paraffin, acetone, gasoline, diz. fuel, oil and other components. Each installation is calculated and designed for its own oil, i.e. its percentage of the listed components. Each containing component in oil requires its own specific approach: dimensions, structure and other technological features. Even with such a seemingly small discrepancy in the percentage of gasoline and diesel fuel, at least the reconstruction of the finished product storage park is necessary, not to mention the reconstruction of the installation itself. And changes in the sulfur and paraffin content, here in general the approach to horses is changing. And what kind of “buzzers” will stop production for reconstruction for a decent time, for the sake of unreasonable troubles of the Udo-Saxons?
        2. Lelek 1 May 2020 17: 20 New
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          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          Especially the United States, whose dominance system is based on the petrodollar and the Breton-Woods agreements.

          hi
          Because the United States and suggest three ways to "punish" the Saudis (but what comes of it?).
          1. Sky strike fighter 1 May 2020 17: 32 New
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            That is a tanker with Saudi oil standing in line near the United States, but for some reason they are not allowed there. We decided to teach a lesson.
      3. Malyuta 1 May 2020 11: 25 New
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        Quote: DEPHIHTO
        And what is there about our fan of sharp chess studies, celebrates his victory in self-isolation?

        He is busy, he has a pool, a conservatory and a badminton court in his bunker. He only sweats a lot, and sleeping in a spacesuit is uncomfortable.))))
    2. standan 1 May 2020 10: 32 New
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      "Reuters"

      Last month, China imported 31% more oil from Russia, while Saudi oil supplies fell 1,8% compared to March 2019, Reuters reported citing official data from customs. The total volume of crude oil imports to China grew by 4,5 percent compared to the same period last year and amounted to 9,68 million barrels per day.

      Of this volume, 1,66 million barrels per day fell to Russian oil, and 1,7 million barrels per day to Saudi oil. According to available data, the average price of Russian oil in March was higher than the annual average, but lower than the average for January and February. Imports from the United States were close to zero, while imports from Venezuela were at zero. However, imports from Iran grew by 11,3 percent compared to last year and amounted to more than 625 thousand barrels per day.

      Reuters previously reported that oil imports to China in March are likely to be lower than in previous months, as Chinese refineries are lowering production amid sluggish fuel demand, although they continue to buy oil to build up their reserves. Indeed, Reuters calculations on imports showed that the average daily consumption rate in January and February was 10,47 million barrels per day.

      Daily production is still declining at state-owned oil refineries, but independent companies are ramping up production rates. In addition, over the past two months, China has reportedly been building up its crude oil reserves, using the largest price reduction in recent years. Nevertheless, the rate of filling oil storage facilities will be lower than in previous years due to limited storage volumes, which provides less support for oil prices than in previous years, Wood Mackenzie said at the end of last month.

      Many players in the oil industry relied on China to buy more oil to replenish its reserves, and this could push prices up. This country is the largest importer of crude oil, which is why oil producers are guided by it when prices fall. However, this time the coronavirus brought down everything, including Chinese demand.

      Since storage volumes are limited, even replenishment of reserves cannot help prices that now remain below $ 20 per barrel for a long time.

      http://mixednews.ru
    3. standan 1 May 2020 10: 38 New
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44KwXNjCkTA
    4. xvot 1 May 2020 12: 04 New
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      and I’m kind of on a drum, in a marathon, a sprinter is only at the beginning faster than anyone else ...
    5. Awaz 1 May 2020 18: 42 New
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      you drive ... Real oil refineries and chemical plants cannot very quickly change from Russian oil to Arab oil. This is tantamount to building a new plant and takes a lot of time, respectively.
      Most likely, all kinds of analysts wishful thinking, or talk about oil trading, which is just banal speculation. Traders are trying to buy cheap Arab oil at the lows and even at a discount to resell. This has nothing to do with real, live, natural oil.
    6. Tukm 1 May 2020 19: 37 New
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      Here I wrote, and what I wrote. I copied something and pushes here. No analytics.
      Let's start on the points.
      1. Collapsed Russian supplies, look at the volumes of Russian supplies, they didn’t decrease, and a week ago there was a shortage of Urals oil, when in Texas their oil cost -30.
      2. The Saudis give double-digit skid not because they want to force Russia out of the market, but because they don’t take their oil, there’s nowhere and no reason to take it. The Saudis refueled the tankers and sent them to Europe, but they didn’t sell the oil from these anchors, they hoped to sell it on the road, so if you look at the vessels near Lost a right now, then you will see about 40 tankers, and maybe more that can not be unloaded.
      3. Russia has vertically integrated companies. That is, for example, in Germany, 30 percent of refining oil belongs to Rosneft. What do you think from someone these plants buy oil?
      4. They write about the losses of Russian suppliers and that we are in the red. Losses are not due to expensive costs, but the fact that the state makes large taxes on this oil. And at any time these taxes can be returned if necessary.
      5. Yesterday, 80000 tankers were shipped in Poland.
      Well, so on, pure propaganda from scarfing. This is a noob approach
  2. Chaldon48 1 May 2020 10: 11 New
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    I wonder what is the calorific value of "paper" oil?
  3. knn54 1 May 2020 10: 11 New
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    The U.S. Army provides the dollar (and not only) in the FINAL account. Therefore, it simply cannot help but fight.
    Power is power and money. The Saudis have oil, but there is no power. Today it is almost everything.
  4. Crowe 1 May 2020 10: 11 New
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    It's a shame. That's how everyone discusses the price of oil together ... Was it really in the USSR that we were so worried about the price of a barrel or the dollar exchange rate? Everyone on May Day, comrades!
    1. Krasnodar 1 May 2020 10: 30 New
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      Quote: Crowe
      It's a shame. That's how everyone discusses the price of oil together ... Was it really in the USSR that we were so worried about the price of a barrel or the dollar exchange rate? Everyone on May Day, comrades!

      Not interested, but has been a very critical factor since the late 80s. Just the townsfolk did not know anything about it.
      1. Svarog 1 May 2020 10: 40 New
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        Quote: Krasnodar
        Not interested, but has been a very critical factor since the late 80s

        Look at this graph, what is the dependency? and even more critical factor. Look at the cost of a barrel and how the country's GDP grew.
        1. Krasnodar 1 May 2020 11: 20 New
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          Fourth peak of GDP growth in the 90th GDP growth)). Maybe in the West they had to buy more grain at higher prices, and even that ..
          1. Okolotochny 1 May 2020 11: 58 New
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            Albert, I welcome, looked at the subjects of agricultural Russia and the USSR. Interestingly, pork and poultry almost reached the level of the USSR (compare the Russian Federation and the USSR, area, population?), They have not yet caught up with beef. The peak of production was in 89g., About 4 million tons. And then a footnote, a peak in beef due to MASS slaughter, there really was nothing to feed the cattle - this time. The second - chased plans and records. Grain production is generally silent, everything in the palm of our hand, have become one of the largest exporters, in return for millions of tons of imports in Soviet times.
            1. common man 1 May 2020 12: 32 New
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              Quote: Okolotochny
              And then a footnote, a peak in beef due to MASS slaughter, there really was nothing to feed the cattle - this time.

              Yes there was something to feed cattle, do not lie. And the mass slaughter was because state support for agriculture collapsed. Plus, an imbalance in prices between industrial products and agricultural products. Plus exorbitant prices for the services of processors, milk in the first place. Agricultural products became sharply unprofitable. So cattle were slaughtered to survive at least somehow.
              1. Krasnodar 1 May 2020 12: 52 New
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                Quote: man in the street
                Quote: Okolotochny
                And then a footnote, a peak in beef due to MASS slaughter, there really was nothing to feed the cattle - this time.

                Yes there was something to feed cattle, do not lie. And the mass slaughter was because state support for agriculture collapsed. Plus, an imbalance in prices between industrial products and agricultural products. Plus exorbitant prices for the services of processors, milk in the first place. Agricultural products became sharply unprofitable. So cattle were slaughtered to survive at least somehow.

                And what fed - share, please. Collapsed the state support system for unprofitable farming - due to the introduction of cost accounting?
                As for the exorbitant prices for the services of processors - how was this allowed in a planned economy? Or have they also switched to self-sufficiency?
                1. Okolotochny 7 May 2020 12: 42 New
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                  Collapsed the state support system for unprofitable farming - due to the introduction of cost accounting?
                  As for the exorbitant prices for the services of processors - how was this allowed in a planned economy? Or they also switched to self-sufficiency

                  That's right, Albert, the "comrade" in his "righteous anger" did not bother to look at the year of the mass slaughter of cattle. With his "beloved" communists.
              2. Okolotochny 7 May 2020 12: 41 New
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                Yes there was something to feed cattle, do not lie. And the mass slaughter was because state support for agriculture collapsed.

                You are lying. Mass slaughter of 88-89 years. Did agricultural support collapse then? Under the communists? Learn to think, look for the necessary information and analyze it.
            2. Krasnodar 1 May 2020 12: 49 New
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              Greetings, Alex! hi
              The relatives of his wife’s cowshed in the Stavropol Territory, they say, is not very cost-effective. As I see it (I did not delve into the topic deeply), in general, for marketing in the Russian Federation, it is more profitable to import beef than to grow it. It is interesting to carry out an analysis of the topic - is it feeds or something else?
              As for Splkhoz in the USSR - land, farm, ONE boss is always needed. The planned economy, window dressing, and collective farms killed Soviet agriculture — hence the price of grain for cheaper oil. What the followers of the Return to the USSR sect still don’t understand
              1. Okolotochny 7 May 2020 12: 52 New
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                Relatives of his wife’s cowshed in the Stavropol Territory say it’s not very cost-effective

                Albert, perhaps. First, you need your own land, your own feed production, at least crushing and mixing dry. Therefore, all the pluses get only large Agro Holdings, when there are vertically integrated structures. In the West, the same chip, there are also subsidies and subsidies to farmers. And they are bigger than ours. They have few large VINKs of AgroHoldings, everything is divided there - they feed alone, others raise and milk cows, process the third, sell the fourth, etc. At present, large farms are trying to take control of the whole chain - from the field (farm) to the counter - less costs, margins for intermediaries, etc.
                1. Krasnodar 7 May 2020 13: 11 New
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                  And it is right. So it’s interesting to make your own small agricultural holding - with two or three topics.
            3. _Sergei_ 1 May 2020 15: 24 New
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              Mostly agricultural enterprises and private owners were scored near the cities. And in Altai in the outback today there is more cattle than in Soviet times. If in our steppe zone milk was wholesale in bulk ten years ago at 6 rubles per liter, in the mountains from 12-15 rubles. Now we collect 12.
              1. common man 5 May 2020 12: 28 New
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                Quote: _Sergey_
                If in our steppe zone milk was wholesale in bulk ten years ago at 6 rubles per liter, in the mountains from 12-15 rubles. Now we collect 12.

                Quote: Krasnodar
                As for the exorbitant prices for the services of processors - how was this allowed in a planned economy? Or have they also switched to self-sufficiency?

                A liter of milk in a store is 50 rubles a liter, with a fat content of 2,5 percent. The purchase price of 12 rubles. liter, with a fat content of 4-5 percent. The processing price of 38 rubles. liter. Plus cream. (Difference in fat content). This is normal?
                The same thing happened in '92. Therefore, the entire zone of "risky" farming flew sharply into the pipe. (For your information, Krasnodar, in the Urals, subsidies for purchase prices reached 250 percent. That is, they bought a liter of milk for 1,04 rubles. At a store price of 28 kopecks.) And for example, cows were kept in Vorkuta. “So that the miners' kids would drink fresh milk. At fully purchased feed. Hay was transported from the south from the south.
                And now all this mass of farms was forced to slaughter cattle. Because the larger the livestock, the greater the losses. In general, anyone in the subject knows how it was.
              2. Okolotochny 7 May 2020 12: 46 New
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                Mostly agricultural enterprises and private owners were scored near the cities.

                In 1988-1989, "private traders" managed to score cattle at 4 million tons ??? "Comrade" .... um ... okay, I won’t.
                Now we collect 12.

                I’ll tell you a secret, now s / x producers are given subsidies for the milk they donated. And at present, those farms that produce milk using new technologies are in PLUSES from its production.
      2. sabakina 1 May 2020 12: 12 New
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        Quote: Krasnodar
        Not interested, but has been a very critical factor since the late 80s. Just the townsfolk did not know anything about it.
        That is, the end of the "board" of the hunchbacked. The inhabitants did not know anything, but Krasnodar knew everything for 10 years in advance. Krasnodar, I personally understood everything (at the level of intuition) what was happening when the humpbacked worker announced a company against alcoholism and alcoholism, although I was only 18 years old !!!!!
        1. Snail N9 1 May 2020 12: 45 New
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          Life is so changeable lately and "values ​​are changing rapidly" ....
        2. Krasnodar 1 May 2020 12: 55 New
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          Oil fell by the mid-80s, since that time, grain began to grow in price. Gorbachev - set everything to disentangle Andropov’s young pet. I remember non-alcoholic weddings - this, of course, is a clinic laughing
    2. _Sergei_ 1 May 2020 15: 19 New
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      There was no internet before. And now our internet is everything. They don’t even believe the press, but the Internet is the same press, and it lies as much.
  5. Pvi1206 1 May 2020 10: 14 New
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    there would be no happiness, but unhappiness helped ... reduced consumption ... nowhere to put oil ... here and reduce production ...
    1. _Sergei_ 1 May 2020 15: 26 New
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      My tribe came from a shift from Surgut. Over the past month, only four new wells began to be drilled in its area, and 6 are planned for this month.
  6. Grading 1 May 2020 10: 16 New
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    Quote: DEPHIHTO
    The other day, Belarus bought from Saudi Arabia 80 thousand tons of oil (TASS). And what is it about our fan of sharp chess learning, celebrates his victory in self-isolation? winked

  7. T.Henks 1 May 2020 10: 27 New
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    Everyone urgently read Bulgakoa. Or watch a movie. The professor clearly said: Do not read the newspaper owls. Spoil your digestion only.
    1. poquello 1 May 2020 11: 18 New
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      Quote: T.Henks
      Everyone urgently read Bulgakoa. Or watch a movie. The professor clearly said: Do not read the newspaper owls. Spoil your digestion only.

      there’s nothing to read here, an example of Poland, which in spite of itself is ready to buy liquefied gas, and Lukashenko - Aesopian ferret - afiget examples
    2. sabakina 1 May 2020 12: 21 New
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      Quote: T.Henks
      Everyone urgently read Bulgakoa. Or watch a movie. The professor clearly said: Do not read the newspaper owls. Spoil your digestion only.

      And what to read? Radio Liberty? "Voice of America"? The German wave? “Russian BBC Service”, “Vatican Radio”, “Voice of Israel”, “International Canadian Radio”, “International French Radio”, “Swedish Radio”?
      1. Amateur 1 May 2020 12: 51 New
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        And what to read? Radio Liberty? "Voice of America"? The German wave? “Russian BBC Service”, “Vatican Radio”, “Voice of Israel”, “International Canadian Radio”, “International French Radio”, “Swedish Radio”?

        It is necessary to read M.A. Bulgakov. Then you would know the answer: "Here are no newspapers and do not read."
        1. sabakina 1 May 2020 12: 52 New
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          Victor, I remember only one thing: "May everyone be rewarded according to his faith."
          1. Amateur 1 May 2020 12: 53 New
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            drinks Happy Holidays!
            1. sabakina 1 May 2020 12: 59 New
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              Similarly! Like it or not, but this is our holiday! drinks
              1. Amateur 1 May 2020 13: 20 New
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                A classmate called at the institute and recalled the story.
                A long time ago, in the 3rd year (already big, but no brains yet), I, as an excellent student, a Komsomol activist and other other things ... were entrusted to carry the Institute’s banner at the May Day demonstration! The gathering was, as always, in the center, then they were built and quietly dragged in columns to Lenin Square. A little before reaching it (well, still about 30 minutes to go) to me in the presence of the rector and other superiors of the beginning. 1 department UNDER THE SCHEDULE gave a banner. I, puffed up like a turkey and happy as (there was a word fool, but it was automatically removed by VO), proudly dragged the banner to the end of the square and it turned out that all the authorities either remained in the stands, or quietly faded and the three of us remained: I, my friend is a fellow student with whom we planned to go to a certain company and BANNER. And what to do with it? And where to put it?
                We had to drag on foot (about 6 km) the banner to the institute. And there is no one except the duty watchman. The watchman categorically refused to take the banner. As a result, after 2 hours they found a HOUSE beginning. 1dec. who pretended to be surprised: "How, didn’t the car take you !!!", but he arrived and took the Banner. Since then, from social activities, I shied away as scalded.
                1. sabakina 1 May 2020 13: 42 New
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                  Vit, but what was to be done? Kinks on the ground .. I thank God there were no such nonsense ...
                  1. Amateur 1 May 2020 13: 51 New
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                    1972 year. It's funny now. And then the heavy plush Banner with golden emblems and inscriptions had to be dragged.
                    My friend’s legs started to hurt. Moves with difficulty. He began to congratulate on May 1 and remembered how well done he was in his youth.
      2. sniperino 1 May 2020 19: 36 New
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        Quote: sabakina
        And what to read? Radio Liberty? "Voice of America"? The German wave? “Russian BBC Service”, “Vatican Radio”, “Voice of Israel”, “International Canadian Radio”, “International French Radio”, “Swedish Radio”?
        But they didn’t guess! They don’t read the radio at all, they listen to it if there is something to listen to. smile
  8. Gurion 1 May 2020 11: 00 New
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    Russia has withstood this massive attack on our Western economy and we cannot be knocked down! hi
    Not a single oil man lives "gentlemen" .. The next step for Russia!
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    Everything will settle down, one way or another. How to settle down no one knows for sure.
    1. sabakina 1 May 2020 12: 24 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      Everything will settle down, one way or another. How to settle down no one knows for sure.

      Vitya, only Russians have glasses. So the question "who knows" is purely rhetorical.
      1. rocket757 1 May 2020 12: 53 New
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        Hi soldier
        What to do, the Yankees all wanted a one-time, plastic-paper planting! Only the most traditional bands hold on !!! We tsuzu, especially junk, do not! We have all the rules.
        But, in any case, the price bootleg will settle down, calm down, over time, it always happens.
        Once the world is working, it will require greasy black slurry, not paper / virtual volumes.
        1. sabakina 1 May 2020 13: 00 New
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          Victor! Sorry, forgot to congratulate! drinks
          1. rocket757 1 May 2020 13: 19 New
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            All the rules Vyacheslav, Happy holiday! drinks
            Judging by the smoke and smell of shish kebabs, the people in our village, summer residents who are nearby, are getting ready with might and main, and they started to celebrate for sure!
  10. Ross xnumx 1 May 2020 12: 17 New
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    Oil “paper” and oil “physical”: prices are rising

    America is rediscovered - what a shame ...
    There is interesting material:
    https://pandoraopen.ru/2018-05-16/kak-rostovshhiki-zaxvatyvali-vlast-na-planete/
    Briefly, the essence of the enrichment of usurers was that they handed someone else's gold (left to them as collateral or deposited) on paper receipts. That is, one ingot could be pledged several times and at the same time receive a profit disproportionate to its own (initial) capital ...
    It was paper gold ... Why not paper oil appear ... The main thing here is not to give the fool a glass object of intimate purpose ... laughing
  11. voyaka uh 1 May 2020 12: 42 New
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    Near Los Angeles.
    24 tankers filled with crude oil. No one bought it.
    This is not paper, but real oil.
    1. sabakina 1 May 2020 13: 05 New
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      Alexey, 24 tankers near LA ... And where is Greenpeace ????
      1. rocket757 1 May 2020 13: 21 New
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        In geyrop, the same thing, if you look carefully.
        The world has not yet earned!
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          Quote: rocket757
          In geyrop, the same thing, if you look carefully.
          The world has not yet earned!

          Victor, you made me remember the catchphrases from the movie "About the Little Red Riding Hood" ...
          - All howling? Well, howl, howl, to the whole forest. You get it ... Click trouble, click on your head! We are already surrounded ...
          - Mama!
          - "Mum"! Wow - "mother"! You are going to take revenge on them, lumberjacks, huh? Or no? Do you think your mother is iron? Do you think that she will endure this disgrace for a century? A year passed, as Twovo killed his brother! And two - comrade! And in our forest, huh? What is being done? Fearfully! The soul is getting cold! After all, people walk around like at home! Small children - and they are insolent! Tudy-syudy walk around every now and then! Fearfully!
          - Mom! I am surprised at you!
          - He is surprised! Brother of your own native a year ago ... U-BI-LI! And two - comrade! With him, everyone lived in fear! Our forest was! Do not stick out! Our forest was! Oh ... oh ...
          - You see, mom!
          - Mom sees everything! Have you seen our forest? I ask you: have you seen our forest? A small one? Small, your nephew! After all, he strayed from the hands, looking at you! Small disappears! I see what day - it’s not sharpening its teeth! Who will take revenge? AND? And you - lie down, sit down! Wow, the hippo!
          - Mom, well! .. Well, do not talk about it! You know!

          Film texts: http://cinematext.ru/movie/pro-krasnuju-shapochku-1977/
          1. rocket757 1 May 2020 13: 45 New
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            If the teeth are not sharpened, then there will be nothing to put on the shelf. This is true.
            But if you just sharpen it, to infinity, some twigs will remain, this is also guaranteed.
            What morality follows from here? Everything is necessary in moderation and to the place!
    2. Kisa 1 May 2020 17: 21 New
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      in general, the photo does not match)). Do you have a source in English? the first tanker to us in general in the ballast. with one crane, these are chemical product carriers of 30-50 thousandths. and why there are so many of them in LA, there is no such refiner there. all the major recycling in houston in the gulf. The vessel operates on a charter on average costs 10 thousand per day for a bunker salary. if the charter does not have anyone to sell the goods cheaper to tie it to the wall
      1. voyaka uh 1 May 2020 17: 36 New
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        Please:
        27 Fully Loaded Tankers Parked off LA with No Place to Put Their Oil
        hi
        1. Kisa 1 May 2020 19: 39 New
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          Yes, I found thanks. fotochka confused)))