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Louisiana Gasoline Rack Activity
Suzanne Evans, Director, Products & Pricing Assessments Development
August 22, 2016
Total U.S. Retail Demand Unhindered Louisiana gasoline rack activity appears to be recovering from a period of low retail demand during a week of historic flooding in the state, particularly in Baton Rouge, LA, according to Genscape Supply Side data. However, the effect of the significant decline in...
Northeast Power Prices
Terrence Legge, Power Market Analyst
August 19, 2016
On August 11, 2016 the Northeast experienced significant volatility in the real time markets. The volatility was expected as it was the hottest day in the summer, but there were force majeure events that added to the risk. New England The real time prices in New England settled well above the day ahead...
Refinery Facilities
Amanda Dirkes and Hillary Stevenson, Oil Analysts
August 17, 2016
Oil facility operations in Louisiana appeared to be mostly unfazed Aug. 16 by recent historic, deadly flooding. Only two units were affected by the flooding: a 110,000 bpd crude distillation unit at Exxon’s 502,500 bpd Baton Rouge, LA, refinery and the 45,000 bpd hydrocracker at Motiva’s...
soybean crush estimates
Susan Olson, Managing Director, Agriculture & Biofuels
August 11, 2016
Up to seven days before the National Oilseeds Processors Association (NOPA) report is released, Genscape releases its Soybean Crush Report, which uses proprietary monitoring and data to provide an estimate on what it will show. Genscape’s national NOPA estimate for July 2016 is 147.7...
Canadian Pipeline Projects
Derek Wenning, Oil Transportation Analyst
August 11, 2016
Several Western Canadian oil storage and pipeline infrastructure projects have been delayed or indefinitely put on hold while crude prices remained relatively weak but Oil Sands production increased. Between January 2011 and June 2014, West Texas Intermediate prices scarcely dropped below $80/bbl, leading...
Oil pipeline
Derek Wenning, Oil Transportation Analyst
August 01, 2016
Plains All American’s forthcoming Cushing, OK,-to-Longview, TX, pipeline is on schedule to begin line fill in the third quarter with operations expected to start in the fourth quarter, according to Genscape’s July 17 flight of the pipeline right of way. Several work crews were observed along the...
Gasoline Rack Activity
Suzanne Evans, Director, Products and Pricing Assessments Development
July 27, 2016
U.S. gasoline demand in June and July eclipsed 2015 seasonal summer consumption, according to Genscape Supply Side Analyst data. But, associated market fundamentals have veered from typical summer driving season movements, as gasoline stocks increased, prices fell and so far in July gasoline rack activity...
LNG tanker
Rob Snyder & Mark Deverill, Genscape Maritime & Ted Michael, Genscape Natural Gas
July 27, 2016
With the opening of the Panama Canal Extension in June, larger ships with new commodities have begun passing through the canal. Genscape Vesseltracker™ AIS data confirmed that the Maran Gas Appollonia was the first LNG ship to pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal. The 19th export from...
ONEOK's Decreasing Q/Q Gas Volumes in Bakken
Kartik Patel, Oil & Gas Analyst
July 19, 2016
Last quarter, ONEOK described Bakken volumes as a key driver to their Q1'16 performance. Indeed, ONEOK volumes are ~45 percent of the natural gas production in the region. Broadly speaking, even though Bakken oil production fell from Q4’15 to Q1’16, natural gas production rose; lower flaring...
Announcing a New NGL Infrastructure Data Product
Colette Breshears, Natural Gas Analyst
July 19, 2016
The Natural Gas Infrastructure Intelligence team is bringing you a new product: Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Data! This new database tracks upcoming NGL Pipelines, Fractionators, Gas Processing Plants, Propane De-Hydrogenation (PDH) Plants, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Export Facilities, and Ethylene Cracker...