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Brandon Shores
David Li, Power Market Analyst
May 24, 2016
Genscape has recently monitored Talen Energy’s Brandon Shores using infrared technology, adding the plant to the Power Real-Time (Power RT) interface on April 22, 2016. The infrared camera takes images every five minutes displaying real-time images, and is commonly used for plants located in urban...
Bridget Hunsucker, Publications Director & Hillary Stevenson, Oil Markets & Business Development
May 23, 2016
U.S. crude inventories monitored by Genscape in Texas, Louisiana, and Cushing, OK, increased during the week ending May 13, 2016, bucking market expectations that stocks would fall following recent oil sands production disruptions. Meanwhile, Canadian crude barrels were taken from storage to compensate for...
Preparing for the Summer Sun: Rebuilding the Supply Stack in PJM
Anne Williams, Power Market Analyst
May 19, 2016
Following the numerous retirements in late spring and early summer 2015, the installed capacity in PJM suffered a serious blow as over 10 GW of capacity deactivated. However, plans for cleaner, environmentally friendly, new natural gas facilities are coming to fruition.  So far in 2016, Panda...
crude by rail
David Arno, Oil Editor & Suzanne Evans, Director, Products & Pricing Assessments Development, Oil
May 18, 2016
The Bakken crude price at Clearbrook, MN, has widely disconnected from the light sweet grade’s value near the wellhead, while shippers vie for limited available takeaway pipeline capacity. Though the tariff for Enbridge’s 210,000 bpd North Dakota pipeline system is $1.48/bbl between Beaver...
Suzanne Evans, Dir., Products & Pricing Assessments, Hillary Stevenson, Analyst, David Arno, Editor
May 12, 2016
In addition to nearly 340,000 bpd of planned maintenance scheduled in May, Western Canadian oil output is expected to be cut by an additional 260,000 bpd after bitumen and synthetic crude production was shut due to a massive wildfire in northern Alberta, according to Genscape. The fire, that began...
Dylan White, Analyst, Marcus Waldner, Oil Storage Manager & Bridget Hunsucker, Publications Director
May 10, 2016
Cushing, OK, crude inventories reached a record high May 3, 2016 of more than 70mn bbls after refinery outages in the U.S. Midcontinent displaced barrels to both storage tanks and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Without significant new storage capacity, Midcontinent stocks could reach maximum operating capacity this...
Fire at Singapore's JAC facility
Chuan Ong, Editor, Petrochemical (Asia)
May 05, 2016
Singapore's Jurong Aromatics Corporation (JAC) was struck by a fire on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, according to eyewitness accounts, and an employee was hospitalized following the blaze, according to an official source. A fire broke out at an oil tank in Singapore's Jurong Island at 1500 hrs SGT,...
Amanda Dirkes, Analyst, Refinery Processing & Amanda Townsley, Senior Advisor
May 05, 2016
Genscape’s proprietary network of infrared cameras provide clients with unique images of construction progress on expansions and capital improvements in addition to real-time alerts on the ethylene crackers and fractionators. Recently, Genscape announced activity of Train 5 at Targa’s Cedar...
biodiesel imports from Australia
Will Martin, Analyst, Biofuels & Susan Olson, Managing Director, Agriculture & Biofuels
May 04, 2016
On April 27, 2016, Genscape Vesseltracker detected a shipment of 4,200 tons (about 1.3 million gallons) of biodiesel from Australia arriving at the Texas Terminals Wharf in the Houston area. The Stolt Sun vessel carried the product that originated from the ports of Adelaide and Fremantle in Australia...
oil tanks and pipes
Suzanne Evans, Director, Products & Pricing Assessments Development, Oil
May 03, 2016
Houston gasoline rack demand finally recovered the week ending April 28, 2016 from the “Tax Day Flood” of April 18, 2016, where heavy rains and widespread flooding closed roads and damaged thousands of vehicles, according to Genscape Supply Side Analyst data. On April 18, 2016, Houston and...