BUNKER PRICES: G20-VLSFO Index Drops to 15-Week Low

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Wednesday May 8, 2024

Bunker fuel prices slipped at most ports on Tuesday, with global average VLSFO prices dropping to the lowest level in almost 15 weeks.

Ship & Bunker's G20-VLSFO Index of prices across 20 leading bunkering ports fell by $2/mt to $644/mt on Tuesday, reaching the lowest level since January 24. The G20-HSFO Index rose by $3.50/mt to  $537.50/mt, while the G20-MGO Index was little changed at $825.50/mt.

ICE Brent crude futures fell by $0.17/bl to $83.16/bl on Tuesday.

VLSFO prices at the top ports mostly followed a positive trend. At Singapore prices rose by $1/mt to $628/mt, at Rotterdam they dropped by $10/mt to $569/mt, at Fujairah they advanced by $4.50/mt to $626.50/mt, and at Houston they climbed by $3.50/mt to $591/mt.

On Wednesday morning Brent futures were trading down by $0.52/bl from the previous session's close at $82.64/bl as of 7:26 AM in London. In metric tonne terms that would be equivalent to a $3.92/mt fall in bunker prices.