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oil pipeline
Ryan Saxton, Oil Transportation Manager, and Jodi Quinnell, Oil Production Manager
June 23, 2017
Enterprise’s Midland-to-Sealy pipeline, which was slated to come online by Q4 2017, may not be completed on time. In aerial imagery collected June 9, Genscape observed construction delays on nearly 25 percent of the route. The 450,000 bpd, 24-inch pipeline will be operated by Enterprise when completed...
oil refinery
Lee Williams, Oil Refinery Analyst, Genscape
June 20, 2017
The Phillips 66 Billings oil refinery is back online following the largest turnaround in the refinery's history. The planned work began in mid-April 2017 with a staggered shutdown of all monitored units and was scheduled to take 56 days. Genscape observed the first signs of restart at the 19,400...
taiwan port
Genscape Maritime
June 19, 2017
In recent months, Genscape Vesseltracker has continued expanding its AIS antenna network in key locations in the Gulf of Mexico (the Galveston Offshore Lightering Area) and Asia (Taiwan and the Philippines). The near-real-time vessel information in the new AIS antenna coverage region opens up a wealth of...
lng tanker
Genscape LNG Team
June 16, 2017
In the short run, Saudi, Emirati, and Egyptian sanctions are posing an inconvenience for the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade. Qatar the world’s largest LNG exporter, has tried to remain neutral in the clash between Saudi Arabia and Iran over Persian Gulf dominance. However the Saudis, along...
lng tanker
Genscape LNG Team
June 15, 2017
On June 6, The Wall Street Journal published a front-page article on the new global market for natural gas. The lede anecdote referenced the Rioja Knutsen, a Spanish-flagged LNG tanker (IMO: 9721736), that suddenly changed course, making a decision to travel to Mexico instead of Portugal. With Genscape...
oil drilling
Suzanne Danforth, Director, Downstream Product Development, Oil
June 09, 2017
The U.S. summer driving season got off to a slow start during the week ending June 2, as U.S. Memorial Day holiday gasoline demand fell significantly relative to demand during the previous week and the same week last year, according to Genscape Supply Side data. The demand drop also led to a counter-seasonal...
power lines
Gabriel Phillips, Managing Director, GP Energy Management
June 08, 2017
In the face of regulatory upheaval, margin pressures, and the challenges of a limited number of markets, retail M&A has been robust this year including attractive valuations for sellers and cost savings for acquirers. GP Energy Management believes that this should be very positive for retail energy...
crude oil tanker
Bridget Hunsucker, Director, Digital Product Development & Dylan White, Oil Market Analyst, Genscape
June 02, 2017
Between 2017 and 2025, U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve sales are expected to liquidate 190 million (mn) barrels (bbls) from storage caverns, leaving U.S. stocks just above 500mn bbls. In late January, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy awarded the first contracts of Strategic...
benicia fcc refinery
Amanda Fairfax Dirkes, Refining and Processing Analyst, Genscape
May 24, 2017
Utilization of PADD 5 light products processing capacity has trended downward in Q2 2017 as refiners perform planned maintenance ahead of the summer gasoline demand season, Genscape data shows. Meanwhile, unplanned outages in California have contributed to further production decreases. While 2017 scheduled...
lng tanker
Ted Michael, Senior LNG Analyst, Genscape
May 23, 2017
U.S. LNG to China a Balance of Trade The U.S. China Summit ended on a positive note for U.S. LNG exports. While China runs a massive trade import deficit with the U.S., the country has signed major 20-year gas import contracts with Russia, Qatar, and Australia; the U.S. absence has been noted. Chinese...

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