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ONEOK's Decreasing Q/Q Gas Volumes in Bakken
Kartik Patel, Oil & Gas Analyst
July 19, 2016
Last quarter, ONEOK described Bakken volumes as a key driver to their Q1'16 performance. Indeed, ONEOK volumes are ~45 percent of the natural gas production in the region. Broadly speaking, even though Bakken oil production fell from Q4’15 to Q1’16, natural gas production rose; lower flaring...
Announcing a New NGL Infrastructure Data Product
Colette Breshears, Natural Gas Analyst
July 19, 2016
The Natural Gas Infrastructure Intelligence team is bringing you a new product: Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Data! This new database tracks upcoming NGL Pipelines, Fractionators, Gas Processing Plants, Propane De-Hydrogenation (PDH) Plants, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Export Facilities, and Ethylene Cracker...
NYH Gasoline Glut
Dylan White, Oil Storage Analyst
July 14, 2016
New York Harbor gasoline inventories decreased 1.2mn bbls to 17.5mn bbls between June 24 and July 8 on additional demand, but remained 4.6mn bbls higher than the same week in 2015 as a nationwide refined products glut persists. NYH gasoline stocks would need to fall at a similar rate for about a month to...
june biodiesel imports
Will Martin, Analyst, Biofuels
July 13, 2016
On June 29, 2016, the Ardmore Seahawk delivered its second load of Argentine biodiesel to Jacksonville, FL. The shipment of 35,000 barrels capped off an unusually active June in what is shaping up to be an unusually active year for biodiesel imports. For the full month, Genscape’s Biodiesel...
ERCOT Weather & its Impacts on Electricity Demand & Wind Generation
Joshua Senechal, Meteorologist/Electricity Demand Forecaster
July 12, 2016
Encompassing the majority of Texas, the ERCOT footprint experiences a wide variety of weather conditions through the course of a year, with the summer offering volatile conditions for energy demand. Due to its location in the Southern Plains, summertime heat frequently reaches oppressive levels, driving a...
Major Middle East & West African Producers’ Crude Flows Down 4.6% in June from May
Amir Bornaee, Market Analyst, EMEA Oil
July 11, 2016
Total crude flows from Middle East and West African producers dropped 31.2mn bbls month on month reaching 645.7mn bbls or 21.52mn bpd in June, after averaging 22.3mn bpd since February. Flows from all major exporters declined during June. Saudi Arabia and Iraq exports dropped 15.5mn bbls (7 percent) and...
Tug towing a barge
David Hewson, Genscape Vesseltracker
June 30, 2016
On June 25, 2016, the “Castoro 7” – one of the world’s most efficient pipe-laying barges, with a record of successful operations around the world – was scrapped in Alang, India, after 41-years of service. By tracking the ship’s AIS signals, Genscape Vesseltracker was able...
soybean and crush market insight
Susan Olson, Managing Director, Agriculture & Biofuels
June 28, 2016
On Friday, June 24, 2016, The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) revised downward its soybean crush statistic from 152.8 to 152.3, nine days following the original NOPA data release. “We applaud the National Oilseed Processors Association for revising the number to more accurately reflect...
Benchmarking Lower 48 Operators by Debt & Production
Jeremy Sherby, CFA, Oil & Gas Analyst
June 27, 2016
As Brexit reminds us of inherent uncertainty in the financial markets, the question of company indebtedness and financial stability comes again to the forefront. In the past couple of months, Genscape's Equity Insights team has seen a handful of major E&P bankruptcies despite rallying crude...
Crude Inventories in ARA Hit Record High
Brittney Mills, ARA Oil Storage Analyst
June 24, 2016
Crude inventories in ARA increased 3.561mn bbls to a record high of 65.635mn bbls for week ending June 17, according to Genscape, which began monitoring crude at the ARA oil storage hub in July 2013.  Total ARA crude inventories increased more than 3mn bbls for the past two weeks, rising by...