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David Arno and Dylan White, Genscape Oil
May 11, 2018
Waterborne exports of U.S. crude reached a record-high amount in April, according to Genscape’s North American Waterborne report. The trend of high export volumes is expected to continue due to an ongoing, relatively wide NYMEX Light Sweet crude (WTI)/ICE Brent spread. Crude exports in April, all...
power lines and plant
Matthew Boyda, Product Manager, and Jeffrey Thibodeau, ERCOT Power Market Analyst
May 11, 2018
  During early May 2018, the ERCOT power market experienced an unprecedented level of real-time congestion. In an already volatile market, this can create a number of unanswered questions. A few of these questions include, “were there any new real-time congestion events?” and “were...
gasoline tanker
Suzanne Danforth and Paulo Nery, Genscape Oil
May 08, 2018
Total gasoline and components shipped to the U.S. from Europe, Baltic, and east of Suez refineries was 1.98mn metric tons in April 2018, a record high, according to Genscape's European Waterborne Products Report. A spring surge in transatlantic gasoline shipments to the U.S. is not unusual. Seasonally...
power plant
Gabor Csanak, PowerRT Product Specialist
May 03, 2018
On Monday, 30 April, 2018, a combination of factors culminated in a critical grid situation in the Netherlands. According to Dutch news sources, operations of public transportation were at risk due to a power shortage. In this blog we utilise Genscape’s PowerRT platform to diagnose...
power lines
Ross Fessenden, Power Market Analyst II
May 01, 2018
In a sudden announcement in early April, CAISO indicated this spring's Los Banos-Gates line outage will not in fact lead to a 2,000 MW derate of PATH15_BG (a collection of lines typically carrying cheap, renewable generation from southern to northern California) as previously reported. The...
Timm Decker, Senior Agriculture/Biofuels Analyst & Product Manager
April 30, 2018
With the March release of the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) member crush number, facilities have now reported five straight months of record daily crush rates and two of the highest total crush numbers in history. December 2017 set a record high at 166.3 million bushels (ml bu) crushed and...
Oil Loop Caverns
Alex Geisler, Marcus Waldner and Dylan White, Genscape Oil
April 25, 2018
Genscape is excited to announce the addition of six storage facilities to the Louisiana Gulf Coast Crude report. The expansion adds 14.5mn bbls of storage capacity to the report and increases Genscape’s monitoring in Louisiana to 132mn bbls – nearly a third of total PADD 3 capacity. With the...
Power Line
Alan Southworth, GP Energy Management
April 23, 2018
ISO-NE established its Forward Capacity Market (FCM) in 2008 to ensure long-term grid reliability by providing a market-based price signal and revenue stream for generators that commit to meet peak electricity demand in the future. In order to address reliability concerns highlighted by the Polar Vortex of...
Oil Refinery
Lee Williams, Oil Refinery Analyst
April 20, 2018
Delek’s 73,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery in Big Spring, TX, has been in steady operation after a turnaround last quarter. Following the work, only brief shutdowns have occurred at the 25,000 bpd fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), which was briefly shut from March 14 to March 16 and later on from March...
LNG tanker Gemmata
Hannah Burk, Director of Proprietary NatGas Products & Charlie Cone, Proprietary NatGas Analyst
April 12, 2018
The tanker "Gemmata" recently delivered the first export cargo from Cove Point to the Dragon LNG facility in the U.K. The vessel began its journey to Cove Point at Huelva LNG in Spain on January 28, 2018. Genscape Vesseltracker AIS data picked up this activity and the voyage, as the likely first...