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Singapore Overview


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Primary Energy Consumption86.5 million toe

Oil Consumption1.43 million bopd

Refinery Throughput1.07 million bpd

Singapore: Trade and Technology

The lack of resources in the ground might initially suggest a country with a fairly stagnant hydrocarbons industry, but Singapore is anything but. A major trading centre and a hub for oilfield technology, the city-state plays a pivotal role in the Southeast Asian energy landscape.

Due to its favourable tax regime, strategic location, transportation infrastructure and stable political climate, Singapore has come to serve as a base for oil and gas companies involved in exploration and production activities in Southeast Asia. The diminutive city-state has become a magnet for international oil companies. The upstream industry is no exception – despite Singapore’s lack of oil or gas reserves, companies such as ExxonMobil and Murphy Oil have chosen the country as their regional base for upstream operations.

With a crude refining capacity of just under 1.4 million barrels per day, almost 90 per cent of Singapore’s primary energy consumption comes from petroleum use, mostly for refining. This industry is critical to Singapore’s economy, which continues to benefit from strong growth in regional demand for petroleum products.

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