ESAI: India’s refiners importing gas oil

05/23/2005
India’s refiners have been forced to rely on international suppliers for low-sulfur gas oil (diesel) despite high regional prices, said a report from the Energy Security Analysis Inc. (ESAI), Boston.“The continued pull of low-sulfur gas oil into India has kept bullish pressure under margins [between gas oil and Dubai crude in Singapore], and this shows no sign of disappearing in the medium term,” said Rick Mueller, ESAI oil manager.The Indian government contributes to this import dependence by disallowing higher retail prices and refusing to delay specification changes, he said.“It remains to be seen how long the government can maintain this policy with refiners re...
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