BUNKER PRICES: G20-VLSFO Index Jumps to Two-Month High

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Monday January 23, 2023

Bunker fuel prices advanced at most ports on Friday, with average VLSFO prices ending the week at the highest level in almost two months.

Ship & Bunker's G20-VLSFO Index of prices across 20 leading bunkering ports gained $13/mt  to $687.50/mt on Friday, the highest level since November 23. The G20-HSFO Index advanced by $4/mt to $466.50/mt, while the G20-MGO Index jumped by $18/mt to $1,051/mt.

ICE Brent crude futures gained $1.47bl to $87.63/bl on Friday.

VLSFO prices at the top ports had a similar positive trend. At Singapore prices advanced by $18/mt to $685/mt, at Rotterdam they rose by $16.50/mt to $596.50/mt, at Fujairah they jumped by $25/mt to $670/mt and at Houston they slipped by $1.50/mt to $633.50/mt.

On Monday morning Brent futures were trading down by $0.12/bl at $87.51/bl as of 8:44 AM in London. In metric tonne terms that would amount to a $0.90/mt decline in bunker prices.