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Suzanne Evans, Senior Product Manager, Oil, Genscape & Kathy Hall, Exec. Director, PetroChem Wire
August 20, 2014
The boom in U.S. ethane supplies, thanks to the proliferation of drilling in shale gas plays, has prompted the U.S. petrochemical industry to expand steam cracker capacity and build entirely new crackers. This new capacity is ethane-fed, and access to plentiful ethane supplies could position the U.S. as...
Colin Halling, Director, Oil Market Publications
August 20, 2014
Last week’s sizable slowdown in monitored throughput on TransCanada’s Gulf Coast pipeline out of Cushing has continued the recent gradual restocking trend at the key Oklahoma storage hub, leaving October WTI crude futures still trading well below the $100 per barrel mark. Genscape measured...
Brian Busch, Director, Oil Market & Business Development
August 18, 2014
Genscape has seen significant builds in crude oil inventory at Cushing, OK, over the past two weeks, reporting increases totaling over 2,000,000 barrels since Aug. 4, ending six months of destocking. The market reacted to the latest inventory measurement with WTI trading off by as much as $1.00 in the hour...
Paulo Nery, Senior Director, EMEA Oil
August 18, 2014
Whilst West African crude oil price differentials versus Brent have been collapsing to record lows over the past few months, overall exports have remained incredibly steady. Genscape’s tracking of WAF cargos showed that July exports were up 4.8mn bbls compared to the previous month, and have...
Hillary Stevenson, Manager of Supply Side Analytics
August 15, 2014
Reports of an early restart at CVR’s 115,700 bpd Coffeyville refinery raised WTI prices by $0.15 briefly Aug. 14. Genscape market alerting quickly provided the refinery’s correct operational status and returned WTI pricing to the downward trend seen previous to the erroneous restart report....
Suzanne Evans, Senior Product Manager, Oil, Genscape & Kathy Hall, Exec. Director, PetroChem Wire
August 11, 2014
The continuation of U.S. Gulf Coast ethylene cracker expansions has left several key units offline for months as companies initiated lengthy maintenance outages this year. These outages, along with several unplanned ethylene cracker upsets have caused significant price volatility in the U.S. Gulf Coast and...
Kathryn Briskie, Client Services Product Specialist
August 07, 2014
Chart 1. Actual Power Generation on August 5, Belgium SOURCE: ELIA Chart 2. Genscape Monitored Generation at Coo SOURCE: ...
Christopher Sternberg, Managing Director of Oil
August 06, 2014
The unexpected shutdown of the Coffeyville Refinery last week due to fire knocked out 115,000 bpd of crude oil directly connected to Cushing. This lead to an expected build for Cushing this week, but after a slight build in our midweek report, Genscape is reporting a continued decline in Cushing inventories...
Brian Busch, Dir., Oil & Business Development & Hillary Stevenson, Supply Side Analytics Manager
August 01, 2014
WTI prices fell on news of a fire and subsequent shutdown at CVR’s 115,000 bpd Coffeyville Refinery, adding to the existing downward trend caused by economic news. Genscape was first to alert the industry of the fire and shutdown just before 6:00 AM (CDT) Tuesday morning via distribution over Reuters...
Kathryn Briskie, Client Services Product Specialist
August 01, 2014
On July 17th Genscape notified its clients of a trip at Schkopau, which although small in relative terms, served as a trigger for a supply shortage in thermal generation during peak hours resulting in higher intraday prices.  Driven by outages at some...

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