MidContinent Pipeline Flow (PADD II)
Storage measurements tell traders where supply is concentrated. Pipeline flows reveal how that supply got there, and where it’s likely to go next.
Genscape’s unique Midcontinent Crude Oil Pipeline service lifts the veil off the inner workings of the physical crude oil market in the center of the United States and all the way to Canada. By providing transparency in this area, Genscape has altered the trading landscape, allowing market participants with no or limited access to physical assets to enter the market with information previously available to only a privileged few. Importantly, even those privileged few now have greater insight because of the wide breadth and depth of Genscape’s monitoring technology to increase market transparency.
Genscape customers get half-hourly updates on flows on more than a dozen critical pipelines supplying storage hubs and refineries. Up to three years of history highlights the profound shifts that have roiled the North American market and sent ripples across the global energy landscape. Ever-expanding coverage provides hard numbers on supply from new production areas, showing the profound effect of new oil on the market but also revealing the true extent of the new supply compared to the aspirations of producing companies and local authorities.
Pipelines are not the only method to move oil around the Midcontinent. Producers have had to become creative to get their supply to market. Genscape also tracks barge and rail shipments to offer a trove of data for assessing the crude oil balance in North America.