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Erik Broekhuizen

Trump’s Tariffs Threat

Erik Broekhuizen

31 May 2019: On May 30, President Trump tweeted that he will impose 5% tariffs on all imports from Mexico…

Erik Broekhuizen

OPEC+, OPEC- or NOPEC

Erik Broekhuizen

24 May 2019: OPEC production has always been a significant driver of tanker demand and rate volatility.  Most of its…

Erik Broekhuizen

Back to Square One

Erik Broekhuizen

10 May 2019: After the tanker freight market recovered in the fourth quarter of 2018, most analysts (including ourselves) expected…

Erik Broekhuizen

Russian Roulette for Refiners

Erik Broekhuizen

3 May 2019: Last week, reports surfaced that Russian Urals crude flowing through the Druzhba pipeline was contaminated with organic…

Erik Broekhuizen

Waivers, No More

Erik Broekhuizen

26 Apr 2019: On Monday April 22, the U.S. announced that it will not extend the sanctions waivers when they…

Erik Broekhuizen

More Oil in the Pipeline

Erik Broekhuizen

12 Apr 2019: As anybody who follows the oil industry knows, U.S. crude oil production has grown rapidly in…

Abdullah Alazzaz

All Eyes On The East

Abdullah Alazzaz

5 April 2019: Refining capacity in Asia has been growing rapidly for many years, driven by continued growth in…

Erik Broekhuizen

Just Go With The Flow

Erik Broekhuizen

22 Mar 2019: In last week’s Tanker Opinion, we discussed how projected changes in crude oil balances are expected to…

Erik Broekhuizen

Will History Repeat Itself?

Erik Broekhuizen

15 Mar 2019: Erling Naess, an iconic Norwegian shipowner observed in the 1970s: “God must have been a shipowner;…

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