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Malaysian palm oil stocks fall to 14-month lows as El Niño hits producti

Malaysian palm oil stocks fall to 14-month lows as El Niño hits producti

May 12, 2016 |

In Malaysia, palm oil stocks have fallen to 14-month lows at 1.80 million metric tons in April, down 4.5% from March. Bloomberg had expected stocks to be around 1.82 million ton in April. Production during the month increased 6.7 percent to 1.30 million tons while exports fell 3 percent to 1.16 million tons but production […]

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Palm residues can be removed from plantations without negative effects, says Malaysian study

Palm residues can be removed from plantations without negative effects, says Malaysian study

April 25, 2016 |

In Malaysia, a recent study published by Dr. Christopher Teh found that one-third of palm residues could be removed from plantations without negative impacts on soil erosion, nutrient balance, and soil carbon loss. The study reviewed different types of palm residues, including palm fronds, trunks, and empty fruit bunches, and concluded that empty fruit bunches, […]

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El Niño dryness sees Malaysian palm oil prices at two-week high

El Niño dryness sees Malaysian palm oil prices at two-week high

April 21, 2016 |

In Malaysia, continued concerns over dry, hot weather resulting from El Niño is helping to support palm oil futures prices to a two-week high following four days of a stronger pricing trend. Already prices have risen 11% this year thanks to lower production estimates resulting from the El Niño impacts. Prices have breached the $700 […]

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Ecopetrol gets Malaysian patent for renewable diesel technology

Ecopetrol gets Malaysian patent for renewable diesel technology

April 14, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the country’s patent-making authority has given a grant to Colombia’s Ecopetrol for producing renewable diesel via hydrotreatment known as Biocetano that results from adding hydrogen to vegetable oils and animal fats. The technology was developed by the Colombian Petroleum Institute. The company has already secured a patent for the technology in Colombia while […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia look to US to absorb biodiesel exports

Malaysia and Indonesia look to US to absorb biodiesel exports

April 13, 2016 |

In Malaysia, palm oil biodiesel exports to Europe continue to be negative impacted by anti-dumping tariffs imposed by the European Commission, so it and Indonesian origins are looking to take advantage of the US’s biodiesel blenders credit that was reapproved the end of 2015. That subsidy of $1 per gallon translated to about $300 per […]

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March palm oil production up 17% but still down 18% on year

March palm oil production up 17% but still down 18% on year

April 12, 2016 |

In Malaysia, palm oil production rose 17% in March in line with expectations to 1.22 million metric tons as the season shifted to typically higher production volumes that will continue for the next few months. Despite the higher volumes compared to February, the volume is down more than 18% from the 1.5 million tons produced […]

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El Niño could cut Malaysian palm oil production by 2 million tons

El Niño could cut Malaysian palm oil production by 2 million tons

March 28, 2016 |

In Malaysia, El Niño could cut palm oil production by 2 million metric tons this year as dryness expends its reach and negatively impacts production through September. Prices are already at two-year highs, so a dent in production as forecast could help to support prices even further, with some estimates pointing towards $730 per metric […]

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El Niño may cut Malaysian palm oil production by 3 million tons

El Niño may cut Malaysian palm oil production by 3 million tons

March 9, 2016 |

In Malaysia, El Niño’s impact on palm oil production may be even more drastic than previously expected with 2015/16 production volumes potentially falling by as much as 3 million metric tons, in turn pushing prices above $730 per ton for the first time since September 2012, up 17% from current levels. Higher prices will make […]

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Analysts expect Malaysian February palm oil stocks to have fallen to 11-month lows

Analysts expect Malaysian February palm oil stocks to have fallen to 11-month lows

March 7, 2016 |

In Malaysia, a Bloomberg survey expects February palm oil reserves to have fallen to 11-month lows at 2.11 million metric tons, down 8.7% on the month, thanks to 3.5% less production as the El Niño-induced drought impacts oil palms. Some analysts believe the impacts could repeat those seen in the El Niño of 1997/98. Exports […]

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Malaysian palm oil stocks, production, exports and imports all fall in January

Malaysian palm oil stocks, production, exports and imports all fall in January

February 10, 2016 |

In Malaysia, January palm oil stocks fell more than 12% from December to 2.31 million metric tons, while crude palm oil stocks fell more than 18% to 1.30 million tons, similar to the 19% drop in CPO production at 1.13 million tons. Biodiesel exports during the month sank to just 61 tons from 10,004 tons […]

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