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PJM Coal Retirements Blog
Rick Margolin, Senior Natural Gas Analyst & Anne Williams, Power Market Analyst, PJM
June 30, 2015
June 2015 has seen a large tranche of coal capacity retired from the power market, and the replacement gas burn increase resulting from that has come in almost exactly in-line with Genscape’s estimates headed into the summer season. Between April and June 2015, PJM Interconnection witnessed the...
Noble Discoverer
June 30, 2015
On the morning of Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Shell's second oil rig, "Noble Discoverer," left the Port of Everett, Washington, after being moored there since mid-May. The ship is expected to travel to Alaska to help its sister ship, the "Polar Pioneer," drill for arctic oil....
ARA crude oil storage
Brittney Mills, Analyst, Oil Storage & Bridget Hunsucker, Publications Director
June 29, 2015
Though price incentives to store oil have declined, total crude inventories in ARA reached a record-high of 60.62 MMbbls on June 19, 2015, according to Genscape, which began monitoring the north European hub in July 2013. Total ARA crude inventories increased seven times in the past 11 weeks, rising by 10.06...
Ethanol production and storage image
Susan Olson, VP of Biofuels
June 25, 2015
Chicago is the industry's most traded hub. Using proprietary methodologies and covering three major ethanol storage terminals in the Chicago area for over 930,000 barrels of ethanol storage capacity, Genscape's Chicago Ethanol Inventory Report provides the most up-to-date,...
June 23, 2015
Through Genscape Vesseltracker's exclusive, long-term partnership with exactEarth Ltd., the leading provider of Satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services, users can soon gain a significantly expanded range of advanced value-added services and information solutions in the global...
Nodal Market Insights
Justin Rasberry, Senior Director of Nodal Analytics
June 23, 2015
Traders and analysts working in the CRR market are faced with significant decisions every month in a complex, opaque market full of millions of possible trade paths. Beginning in December 2014, Genscape launched the ERCOT CRR Opportunities and Insights Service. This service provides...
PJM Retirements
Anne Williams, Power Market Analyst, PJM
June 17, 2015
Changing economic factors and recent developments in energy policies at both the state and federal level have precipitated a number of generator retirements across the country. Between May 31 and June 1, 2015, PJM Interconnection witnessed the deactivation of over 8.1 GW of generating capacity. While...
Pony Express Pipeline Expansion Bucks Cushing Transportation Balance Trend
Hillary Stevenson & Emily Gentry, Oil Analysts
June 10, 2015
Just as mounting Cushing, OK, crude stocks have finally started destocking, new inbound pipeline capacity could soon land the storage hub in the same logistical hot water seen in 2012, when inventories last reached a record-high, due to an influx of new shale oil and insufficient outgoing pipeline capacity...
Tabitha Graham, Biofuels & Agriculture Operations Analyst
June 09, 2015
The EPA released a new version of the EPA Moderated Transaction System (EMTS) in September 2014, adding the capability to generate Q-RINs. As part of the overhaul, many procedures were changed within the Central Data Exchange (CDX), requiring producers to meet specific requirements to participate in a...
OPEC Market Share Rollover
Dominick Chirichella, Energy Management Institute, Genscape Contributing Oil Analyst
June 09, 2015
On Friday June 5, 2015, OPEC agreed to roll over its existing market share agreement that has been in play since the November 2014 meeting. OPEC is keeping its ceiling at 30 mm bpd, even though OPEC member countries are currently producing around 31 mm bpd. The market share strategy most...

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