Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit port operations and energy infrastructure in the region over the weekend. Operations at some ports are likely to remain suspended as the typhoon continues to wreak havoc in parts of Asia. Meanwhile, markets will keep an eye out for confirmation after reports saying US President Donald Trump is looking at another round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods ahead of the scheduled trade talks with Beijing. Asian refineries will be assessing their ultra-light crude procurement options this week after the market saw a drop in Iran’s South Pars condensate exports due to the re-imposition of US sanctions and the startup of the Persian Gulf Star refinery. Australia’s North West Shelf, Malaysian Kimanis condensate, Qatar’s Deodorized Field Condensate for loading in November will be offered in the spot market. Players in the region’s thermal coal market expect a breakthrough in talks to settle […]