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Michelle Wiese Bockmann

Markets Editor

Michelle Wiese Bockmann is a London-based energy commodities and shipping editor/analyst employed as Markets Editor at Lloyd’s List. She has more than 20 years’ experience across three continents covering the global maritime and oil and gas sectors. She provides editorial analysis of the energy commodities and shipping markets for Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence. As well as writing for specialist maritime news providers, she has led shipping coverage at Bloomberg News, worked as an analyst and editor for oil price reporting agency OPIS, and provided maritime intelligence as senior analyst for New York-based data analytics firm, ClipperData. Before moving to England from Australia, Michelle was a political writer for The Australian, the country’s national newspaper and the Americas Editor for global shipping magazine, Fairplay. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Australia. Michelle is the Lloyd’s List staff representative on the Editorial Board.

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Petroleum feedstock in demand for ethane-to-ethylene plants. Ethane exports have kept the lowest profile in the US shale oil evolution. The Eastern Pacific-owned ships linked to the deal will have dual-fuel ethane propulsion

International Tankers and Gas

Mediterranean tanker rates at 11-year low as Europe refineries curb imports

Black Sea-Med rates assessed as negative for four weeks. The reopening of larger oilfields in Libya saw production resume and reach above 300,000 barrels per day so far in October, and should be at 500,000 bpd in the coming weeks

International Middle East and Africa

China’s imports of Malaysian diluted bitumen face IEA probe

Malaysia is key transhipment hub for crude and refined products and used by Iran and Venezuela for floating storage of US-sanctioned cargoes

International Tankers and Gas

Supply constraints to boost post-pandemic prospects for product tankers

Executives from Hafnia, Scorpio Tankers, Ardmore Shipping and d’Amico talk up the sector at a Capital Link forum

International Tankers and Gas

Tanker recovery on hold as pandemic worsens

As lockdown restrictions are tightened on key global economies, the demand for crude oil and crude products will shrink. Amid volatile markets, demand for tankers has fallen 14.5% this year, with global fleet utilisation at 80%

International Tankers and Gas

Shipping tells US its sanctions policies are a ‘kiss of death’

American expectations that marine service providers share unsubstantiated information about possible sanctions-busting vessels is a ‘kiss of death’ for innocent shipowners, says International Group

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