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Hannah Burk, Natural Gas Research Analyst
October 16, 2014
Demand in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic (SEMA) has been growing since 2007 with the most growth in recent years occurring in the industrial sector. Summer industrial demand in the SEMA region at normal temperatures averaged 8.38 bcf/d in 2011, 8.53 bcf/d in 2012, 8.75 in 2013, and 8.88 bcf/d in 2014....
Colette Breshears, Natural Gas Analyst
October 15, 2014
Tuesday morning, Spectra filed an in-service request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), requesting to place 510 mmcf/d of the 600 mmcf/d Texas Eastern Appalachia-to-Market (TEAM 2014) project in-service on November 1. The project includes the installation and/or upgrading of new pipe and...
Lee Williams, Data Integrity Analyst & Amanda Dirkes, Analyst, Refining & Processing
October 14, 2014
Primary processing utilization rates of refineries in the East Coast, Mid Continent and Gulf Coast have remained below 95 percent since Oct. 1. Planned work in all three regions has been the main driver for the decrease in utilization as the fall turnaround season is under way. Below you'll find a recap...
Kathryn Briskie, Client Services Product Specialist
October 14, 2014
 On October 2 at 8:31 GMT, Genscape alerted its customers of a trip at Paluel, 17 minutes ahead of the public source RTE. The unplanned loss of 1330 MW of French nuclear generation led to increased trading in the intraday market. The market posted highs of €/MWh 63 & 80 for hours 11-...
Eric Palmer, ERCOT Director & Lauren Seliga, Product Director, Real-Time Power
October 10, 2014
On October 8th and 9th, a series of incidents caught by Genscape's extensive network of real-time monitors led to strong pricing for ERCOT’s South Load Zone. The first event in this series occurred at 15:50 CST as Calpine’s Magic Valley gas-fired unit came offline unexpectedly with...
Bridget Hunsucker, Senior Editor
October 10, 2014
Each week, CSX and Norfolk Southern send large North Dakota Bakken shale crude shipments on rail through 30 counties in Pennsylvania, data released this week by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) showed. The railroads handed over the data to PEMA after the U.S. Department of Transportation...
October 09, 2014
With the acquisition of Promethean Devices in the summer of 2014, Genscape gains a powerful new tool to enhance the accuracy and coverage of the Power Real-time (RT) and Transmission Real-time (RT) services. Over the past 12 years, Genscape has deployed thousands of monitors worldwide,...
Lee Williams, Data Integrity Analyst & Amanda Dirkes, Analyst, Refining & Processing
October 08, 2014
Genscape's Refinery Intelligence combines observations obtained from infrared cameras with in-house analytical and technological expertise to provide an unrivaled view into real-time operations at U.S. refineries. We currently monitor 59% of overall refinery capacity in the United States,...
Suzanne Evans, Senior Product Manager, Petrochemicals and NGLs
October 07, 2014
Thanks to the proliferation of drilling in shale gas plays,  U.S. ethane supplies have increased, prompting the U.S. petrochemical industry to expand steam cracker capacity and build entirely new crackers. This feedstock advantage has prompted a massive build out of ethylene plant capacity in...
Lee Williams, Data Integrity Analyst
October 02, 2014
Since the beginning of August, more than a half-million barrels per day of FCC capacity have gone offline in the U.S. Gulf Coast. This is most notable in Texas, where FCC outages for this time of year are at their highest level since at least 2011, according to a recent Bloomberg report. Planned work has...

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