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Lee Williams, Data Integrity Analyst
October 22, 2014
Primary processing utilization rates of refineries in the East Coast increased this past week, while rates in the Mid Continent and Gulf Coast regions further decreased. Planned work in all three regions has been the main driver for decreases in utilization as the fall turnaround season is under way. The...
Susan Olson, VP, Biofuels
October 21, 2014
With the EMTS version 3.2 released on the first of October, the Genscape QAP team has received a lot of phone calls and emails with the following core question: “Where are the Q-RINs?” This answer requires some background explanation. Let’s start with recent history. Q-RINs will be...
Carl Evans, Crude Oil Analyst
October 21, 2014
While the recent drop in crude oil prices brings questions concerning economic viability of new North American drilling and crude oil production, the question many are wondering is how much does this change future Canadian production? Focusing in on our Western Canadian production forecast, we highlight our...
Lauren Seliga, Product Director, Real-Time Power
October 21, 2014
Beginning on October 10, Genscape noticed a change in flows between the lines that connect MISO South and MISO Classic, which is seen through its proprietary real-time power monitors. On this date, flows on Dell-New Madrid began to drop significantly without a corresponding ramp down in generation in...
Hannah Burk, Natural Gas Research Analyst
October 16, 2014
Demand in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic (SEMA) has been growing since 2007 with the most growth in recent years occurring in the industrial sector. Summer industrial demand in the SEMA region at normal temperatures averaged 8.38 bcf/d in 2011, 8.53 bcf/d in 2012, 8.75 in 2013, and 8.88 bcf/d in 2014....
Colette Breshears, Natural Gas Analyst
October 15, 2014
Tuesday morning, Spectra filed an in-service request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), requesting to place 510 mmcf/d of the 600 mmcf/d Texas Eastern Appalachia-to-Market (TEAM 2014) project in-service on November 1. The project includes the installation and/or upgrading of new pipe and...
Lee Williams, Data Integrity Analyst & Amanda Dirkes, Analyst, Refining & Processing
October 14, 2014
Primary processing utilization rates of refineries in the East Coast, Mid Continent and Gulf Coast have remained below 95 percent since Oct. 1. Planned work in all three regions has been the main driver for the decrease in utilization as the fall turnaround season is under way. Below you'll find a recap...
Kathryn Briskie, Client Services Product Specialist
October 14, 2014
 On October 2 at 8:31 GMT, Genscape alerted its customers of a trip at Paluel, 17 minutes ahead of the public source RTE. The unplanned loss of 1330 MW of French nuclear generation led to increased trading in the intraday market. The market posted highs of €/MWh 63 & 80 for hours 11-...
Eric Palmer, ERCOT Director & Lauren Seliga, Product Director, Real-Time Power
October 10, 2014
On October 8th and 9th, a series of incidents caught by Genscape's extensive network of real-time monitors led to strong pricing for ERCOT’s South Load Zone. The first event in this series occurred at 15:50 CST as Calpine’s Magic Valley gas-fired unit came offline unexpectedly with...
Bridget Hunsucker, Senior Editor
October 10, 2014
Each week, CSX and Norfolk Southern send large North Dakota Bakken shale crude shipments on rail through 30 counties in Pennsylvania, data released this week by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) showed. The railroads handed over the data to PEMA after the U.S. Department of Transportation...

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