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ethanol production
Will Martin, Analyst, Agriculture and Biofuels
February 17, 2017
January 2017 will be a month for the record books. The question is, will it be an anomaly or will it be a marker for a larger shift in ethanol market fundamentals? Anyone who watches these fundamentals has become acutely aware of just how exceptional the start of 2017 has turned out to be. Three simple facts...
crude oil tanker
Matthew Wheatley, Analyst, Oil Shipping
February 17, 2017
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Genscape tracked the tanker Valfoglia loading at Libya’s Bouri oil field from the Gaza Marine Terminal, a new Floating Storage and Offloading unit (FSO). The ship, chartered by Saras, was carrying about 789,000 bbls of crude and delivered it to Saras’ Sarroch...
oil pipeline
Hillary Stevenson & Dylan White, Oil Market Analysts
February 14, 2017
Presidential Executive Orders touting the construction of Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access and TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipelines recently advanced the controversial projects that together would move nearly one million bpd of crude to Midwest storage hubs. But, the new flow routes could...
Natural Gas Pipeline
Kartik Patel, Analyst, Oil and Gas
February 14, 2017
Delay or no delay? What are the implications? Late on Thursday, February 2, 2017, FERC approved the Rover Pipeline Project. While FERC approved the project itself, which is slated to be online this summer, Rover did not escape unscathed from the permitting process. FERC denied Rover a portion of their...
crude oil tanker
Matthew Wheatley, Analyst, Oil Shipping
February 10, 2017
During January - a month when all eyes were on oil production cuts - exports leaving the Middle East Gulf (MEG) region hit the highest level in at least two years, according to Genscape. At the end of November 2016, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) addressed the...
gas pipeline
Rick Margolin, Senior Analyst, Natural Gas & Amir Rejvani, Proprietary Analyst, Natural Gas
February 10, 2017
Genscape monitors are detecting the first sign of the next ramp up of U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico. These exports are continuing to expand, due in part to new export capacity out of Texas. However, gauging the timeliness of flows will be challenging without Genscape proprietary data.  In...
crude oil tanker
Colin Halling, Senior Analyst, EMEA Oil
February 09, 2017
  Total exports of gasoil and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) cargoes from load ports in the Baltic Sea have remained steadily above a 500 KMT per-week total over the past four weeks. For the week ending January 13, 2017, weekly Baltic GO/ULSD exports edged over 650 KMT total – well above the...
fertilizer production
Ken Copenhaver, Sr. Director, Engineering, Ag & Biofuels
February 08, 2017
    One large vessel likely arriving into New Orleans carrying an important fertilizer can significantly shift the product’s supply to demand ratio and impact the market and prices. For instance, large Moroccan or Chinese vessels containing Mono and Di Ammonium Phosphate fertilizer can...
dredger vessel in river
Genscape Maritime
February 06, 2017
Marine transport is essential to the global economy; more than 90 percent of the world’s trade carried by water, since it is the most cost-effective option for moving goods, commodities, and raw materials worldwide. With millions of vessels on the move at any moment in time, AIS data can provide a...
Fairway brine pond construction
Dylan White, Analyst, Oil Storage
January 30, 2017
Construction is nearing completion on two brine ponds associated with Fairway Energy Partners’ underground crude storage cavern project just south of Houston. Of the 11 million barrels (bbls) of capacity originally slated for operation by January 1, 2017, about 6.8 million bbls of operational brine...