Our Louisiana Gulf Coast Crude report is the first of its kind in the market, connecting crude storage, inbound rail delivery, waterborne discharge, and outbound pipeline flow data in a single source. The report's coverage of crude storage facilities focuses on key locations that help shape the Louisiana Gulf Coast supply chain, including the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) and St. James Hub.
Our coverage of LOOP delivers unprecedented insights into the nation’s largest privately-owned crude oil storage facility. The principal distributor of crude oil in Louisiana, LOOP’s prominence in the market expanded with the commencement of the facility’s export operations in February 2018. As a central connectivity point in the Louisiana Gulf Coast, the St. James storage hub is uniquely positioned to link crude volumes from LOOP to more than 2.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of Gulf Coast refining capacity and approximately 2.25 million bpd of Mid-Continent refining capacity. The Louisiana Gulf Coast Crude report incorporates these major terminals and others to inform your outlook on over 30% of U.S. Energy Information Administration-reported PADD 3 storage capacity.
Customers acquire vital information on regional supply and demand by pairing the Louisiana Gulf Coast Crude report's inventory storage data with domestic waterborne, outbound pipeline, and inbound rail data.
As a subscriber to the Louisiana Gulf Coast Crude report, you will receive:
- Unparalleled Market Insights: Observe crude movements for key storage locations; Capline flows from St. James to Collierville, TN, and from there to destinations at the Patoka, IL, storage hub and Valero’s Memphis Refinery; rail deliveries at the Plains All American and NuStar St. James unloading terminals; and waterborne discharges at Louisiana ports. Storage data include tank-level crude volumes, capacities, utilization rates, and operational statuses on tank, owner, and location levels.
- Contract-Relevant Data: Receive data down to the tank and owner levels at the LOOP and St. James trading hubs, the pricing points for multiple contracts, including Louisiana light sweet crude, LOOP sour storage, and proposed LOOP sweet crude storage.
- First-to-Market Supply Chain Knowledge: Discover fundamental Louisiana Gulf Coast crude activity before other market participants, who wait an additional day for aggregate governmental estimates.
Detect supply-side trends that sway LLS prices. Gain visibility into rail arbitrage opportunities with weekly rail delivery volumes at St. James.
Uncover the factors that help shape the Gulf Coast market, including weekly inventory, capacity, pipeline flows, and rail data.
TRANSPORTATION & SHIPPING LOGISTICS:
Keep a tab on transportation companies’ shipping, pipeline, and rail movements at key locations in the Louisiana Gulf Coast.
Rely on tank-level capacity utilization data to discover storage opportunities at every monitored terminal in the region.