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December 20, 2018

Back in August, this blog shortlisted the Permian Basin bottleneck as a candidate for story-of-the-year in the oil market. With 2018 drawing to a close, we think this prediction has held up pretty well.

A major issue lurking in the background came to the fore, which was the pipeline capacity -- or lack thereof -- connec...

October 23, 2018

Ursa's weekly crude inventory data for Cushing has a strong correlation to EIA's weekly data for this location. This complementary white paper demonstrates the correlation and reliability of Ursa's data, which comes out days ahead of EIA data.

Click here to download the full white paper.

July 19, 2018

This free use case shows how Ursa inventory data can help accurately predict production, especially when coupled with other data sets likely already in use.  

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July 5, 2018

Several large oil producing nations having difficulties maintaining production levels.

Crude Oil Supply Stocks

Crude oil supply has been on the minds of every energy analyst in recent months following large decreases in production in major exporting nations. There have been many stories headlining the news regarding...

June 29, 2018

New Consumption Tax Limits Teapots Import Capabilities

Shandong Teapots

Privately operated crude oil refineries in China may be in trouble. Commonly known as “teapots,” there are approximately 40 privately operated refineries in business in China, mainly Shandong. These teapots have been given importing licenses, so they...

June 21, 2018

Pipeline could be operational or flow could be coming from other locations.

Nembe Creek Trunk Line

The Nembe Creek Trunk Line supplies oil to the Bonny export hub in Nigeria from a major production location ~90km west of the export facility. Bonny is one of the largest hubs in the Greater Africa region. Early last week i...

June 20, 2018

Monitoring the global oil supply chain involves more than just analyzing weekly SAR images.

Our team also keeps their eyes and ears open for events (i.e. geopolitical, natural disaster, or economic) that could impact the supply chain, then we match that with our SAR data to deliver more impactful information to our use...

June 13, 2018

Venezuela plays an important role in the global oil supply chain and is also one of the locations we monitor every week using reliable all-weather radar satellites.

This use case paper takes a look at current events in that region, the impacts on Venezuelan crude inventories, and potential ripply affects through the sup...

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