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Fire at Singapore's JAC facility
Chuan Ong, Editor, Petrochemical (Asia)
May 05, 2016
Singapore's Jurong Aromatics Corporation (JAC) was struck by a fire on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, according to eyewitness accounts, and an employee was hospitalized following the blaze, according to an official source. A fire broke out at an oil tank in Singapore's Jurong Island at 1500 hrs SGT,...
Amanda Dirkes, Analyst, Refinery Processing & Amanda Townsley, Senior Advisor
May 05, 2016
Genscape’s proprietary network of infrared cameras provide clients with unique images of construction progress on expansions and capital improvements in addition to real-time alerts on the ethylene crackers and fractionators. Recently, Genscape announced activity of Train 5 at Targa’s Cedar...
biodiesel imports from Australia
Will Martin, Analyst, Biofuels & Susan Olson, Managing Director, Agriculture & Biofuels
May 04, 2016
On April 27, 2016, Genscape Vesseltracker detected a shipment of 4,200 tons (about 1.3 million gallons) of biodiesel from Australia arriving at the Texas Terminals Wharf in the Houston area. The Stolt Sun vessel carried the product that originated from the ports of Adelaide and Fremantle in Australia...
oil tanks and pipes
Suzanne Evans, Director, Products & Pricing Assessments Development, Oil
May 03, 2016
Houston gasoline rack demand finally recovered the week ending April 28, 2016 from the “Tax Day Flood” of April 18, 2016, where heavy rains and widespread flooding closed roads and damaged thousands of vehicles, according to Genscape Supply Side Analyst data. On April 18, 2016, Houston and...
TETCO Pipeline
Eric Fell, Erik Fabry & Rick Margolin, Natural Gas Analysts
May 03, 2016
A massive explosion occurred Friday on TETCO’s Penn-Jersey Line in the M3 zone. The explosion occurred on one of its 30” lines near Salem Township in Westmoreland County, PA, about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh. Flows beginning at the Delmont compressor (the western boundary of the M3...
msc fabiola containership
Mark Deverill, Director, Maritime Data
April 29, 2016
A ship blocking the Suez canal can cause a major disruption to trade. Ships transit the canal in a convoy system and a prolonged blocking of the canal can cause disruption to the convoy schedule. On Thursday, April 28, 2016, the containership, MSC Fabiola, ran aground in the Suez Canal. Some of the...
crude by rail
David Arno, Oil Editor
April 29, 2016
Average weekly crude loadings at North Dakota rail terminals fell to about 215,000 bpd last week, the lowest level since crude-by-rail volumes ramped up in the state along with Bakken shale production several years ago, according to Genscape. Rail volumes are poised to fall further, sources said....
Questionable Status of Dominion's New Market Project
Laura Munder, Natural Gas Analyst
April 26, 2016
As with numerous other Northeastern projects, there has been much speculation behind the status of Dominion's New Market Project and whether the project would be complete in time for their November 2016 in-service date. Although there has not been an official release from Dominion or revised...
oil pipelines
Ryan Saxton & Eddie Goodman, Oil Transportation Analysts
April 20, 2016
The Saddlehorn-Grand Mesa joint interest crude pipeline is on track to open in September to bring up to 340,000 bpd of crude from Platteville, CO, to Cushing, OK, where stocks have hovered at close to capacity this year, according to Genscape. The pipeline project, which has Noble Energy and Anadarko as...
Los Ramones Phase II Still Not In Service
Rick Margolin, Senior Natural Gas Analyst
April 19, 2016
In the week ending April 15, 2016, many data vendors reported Mexico’s Los Ramones Phase II came online, but Genscape disagrees with this assessment and doesn't expect that system to come into service until the end of May 2016 at the earliest.  Los Ramones Phase II will be a 1.4...