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AIS Satellite
David Hewson, Antenna Coordinator, Genscape Vesseltracker
July 21, 2015
Local Automatic Identification System (AIS) antennas remain the best way to get up-to-the-minute ship data. On average, an AIS antenna has a range of 65km (40 nautical miles), but this will vary greatly depending on location and weather. Genscape Vesseltracker is committed to continually improving and...
Hydro Power
Devon Bracher, Meteorologist
July 16, 2015
The Current State of El Niño This week, El Niño reached the "strong" category for the first time since 2009, with the weekly Niño 3.4 anomaly – the sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly in the Niño 3.4 equatorial Pacific region – reaching +1.5C for...
India Sustains Higher Imports of WAF Crudes
Amir Bornaee, Market Analyst, EMEA Oil
July 14, 2015
While monitoring the flows of West African crude, Genscape noted that back in the first week of April 2015, Indian refiners had dramatically increased their buying from the region. From that point, Indian refiners continued a sustained flow of WAF crude imports that landed...
 new build and plant decommissioning in Europe
Pierre Buisson, Research Manager, EPSI & Fernando Matallana, Field Engineer, EU Products
July 13, 2015
Over the last 18 months, an important number of power plants throughout Europe have been shut down and replaced by new units. These changes have had a strong impact on European power markets, affecting wind, coal, and nuclear capacity.  Genscape's bi-monthly report details new...
natgas pipeline
Rick Margolin, Senior Natural Gas Analyst & Colette Breshears, Natural Gas Analyst
July 02, 2015
Two major pipeline projects out of the Marcellus/Utica have recently announced an August 2015 in-service date. Both projects will support further increases in East production and should be supportive of basis prices in those producing areas. However, some of the price gains may be muted by expectations of...
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...