AMERICAS BUNKERS: Key market indicators April 12-16

Prices in Panama for marine fuel 0.5%S and marine gasoil increased slightly from April 5 to April 9, mostly pressured by oil markers, as demand in that hub was described as average or moderately firming.

In Brazil, the 0.5%S recovered from a midweek fall to end without changes at $479/mt at the port of Santos.

Availability constraints were heard among some suppliers in Ecuador and Peru for prompt deliveries of 0.5%S.

In Buenos Aires, there was no change in 0.5%S pricing, which ended the week at $505/mt.

MGO spot pricing in Houston fell $28 on the week to $523/mt ex-wharf, as values were talked in a wide range beginning midweek.

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