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Amanda Fairfax Dirkes, Refining and Processing Analyst, Genscape
May 24, 2017
Utilization of PADD 5 light products processing capacity has trended downward in Q2 2017 as refiners perform planned maintenance ahead of the summer gasoline demand season, Genscape data shows. Meanwhile, unplanned outages in California have contributed to further production decreases. While 2017 scheduled...
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Ted Michael, Senior LNG Analyst, Genscape
May 23, 2017
U.S. LNG to China a Balance of Trade The U.S. China Summit ended on a positive note for U.S. LNG exports. While China runs a massive trade import deficit with the U.S., the country has signed major 20-year gas import contracts with Russia, Qatar, and Australia; the U.S. absence has been noted. Chinese...
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Hudson Gilmer, VP, Commercial Markets & Jefferson Rhoads, Senior Meteorologist
May 18, 2017
The season’s first heat wave is rolling across the Northeast this week, breaking temperature records and serving as a reminder to energy managers that another peak demand season is upon us. For the last three years, Genscape’s PeakAlerts service has emerged as the most accurate tool that large...
DAPL crude rail loadings
David Arno, Oil Market Analyst
May 15, 2017
Crude-by-rail loadings in North Dakota kicked off May with volumes at their lowest point since 2012, as the market prepares for the upcoming startup of Energy Transfer Partners’ 470,000 bpd Dakota Access (DAPL) crude pipeline. For the week ending May 5, loaded crude volumes at the 13 Genscape-...
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Timm Decker, Analyst, Ag & Biofuels
May 15, 2017
On May 8, Genscape estimated that the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) members crushed 141.9 million bushels during April 2017, down from 153.1 million bushels in March 2017. This is also down 5.7 million bushels from April 2016. Genscape’s estimate was approximately 4 million...
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Alan Southworth, Analyst, GP Energy Management
May 11, 2017
PJM established its Capacity Market in 2007 to ensure long-term electric grid reliability by providing an additional revenue stream for generators that are available to meet future peak energy demand. The Capacity Market construct, called the Reliability Pricing Model (RPM), has undergone changes throughout...
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David Arno, Oil Market Analyst
April 28, 2017
Waterborne exports of crude from the United States increased 5.662mn barrels (bbls) to reach a record high of 9.025mn bbls (1.289mn bpd), for the week ending April 21, 2017, according to Genscape’s North American Waterborne Crude report. During the week ending April 21, exports eclipsed the previous...
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Marcus Waldner & Dylan White, Oil Analysts
April 28, 2017
Genscape began monitoring crude inventories at Fairway Energy Partners’ newly developed cavern storage facility at Pierce Junction in Houston, TX, on the April 21 report date. The facility is currently comprised of two brine ponds with a combined capacity of approximately 7.3mn bbls that are connected...
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Timm Decker, Analyst, Ag & Biofuels
April 25, 2017
Genscape's estimate was right in line with the National Oilseed Processors Association's (NOPA) March 2017 crush number. NOPA's crush came in at 153.1 million bushels, while Genscape reported 152.1 million bushels. Industry news sources reported that soybean futures moved down because...
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Genscape Maritime
April 24, 2017
Over the last two months, Genscape Vesseltracker has added more than 100 new AIS antenna locations across China, covering major ports, coastal traffic areas, and inland waterways throughout the country. The antennas are strategically placed in high locations to provide optimal shipping coverage, ...