OIL MKT DRIVERS: Libya Pipeline Fire; Vitol Sees Firm Outlook

By Alex Longley

(Bloomberg) —┬áSummary of what’s shaping the oil market on Monday: Libya’s Waha production falls after pipeline fire. China data shows record gasoline and diesel exports last month. Vitol sees further reductions in global oil inventories in 2H.

HEADLINES/EVENTS:

* Libya’s Waha output said to drop to about 260k b/d on fire
* Trader Vitol sees “firm” crude market for 2018: Bake
* Record Chinese fuel exports rattle world’s biggest oil market
** World’s top oil consumer shipped a record 457,903 b/d of gasoline and 572,735 b/d of diesel in March

* Iraq to expand southern oil-export capacity to 5m+ b/d: SOMO
* Azeri energy minister says no plans to join OPEC: Interfax
* U.A.E.’s Mazrouei: Not in the business of managing oil prices
* Halliburton writes down entire Venezuelan oil-services Work
* AIPN International Petroleum Summit in London, 1st day of 3, including BP CEO Bob Dudley, Pemex CEO Carlos Trevino and speakers from Shell, Tudor Pickering, Eni, Total, Repsol

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