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US oil inventories provide fundamental insight. Comparing stocks against the five-year average was part of the analysis, but historic builds have distorted that figure for the time being. This complementary paper discusses an alternative approach.

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Cushing, Oklahoma has been the center of the US oil pricing universe since 1983 when the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) began trading a crude futures contract and selected Cushing as the delivery point.

But the transformation of the US Gulf Coast into a major oil export hub has generated lots of debate about the e...

Leveraging our deep expertise in satellite radar imagery, Ursa is able to provide reliable measurements - not extrapolations - across global supply chains day or night regardless of clouds or fog.

For example, when Ursa Cushing measurements are compared to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Cushing numbers, U...

November 20, 2018

If you're like many people we talk to, you might not be very familiar yet with how SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) works and the unique capabilities SAR brings to the table as a geospatial and alternative data source.

This infographic distills this complex technology down to the basics to help summarize why we've chosen...

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.

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

Our team also keeps tabs on important events that could impact the oil market, then we match that with our SAR data to deliver more impactful information to our users.

This White Paper covers the recent selection of Oman Crud...

As the world has watched the turmoil unfold in Venezuela, we're also witnessing the affects of this turmoil in other places across the oil supply chain, including those closest to the action like the Caribbean.

The free Case Study paper looks at the impacts and how their shifting the Caribbean's role in the supply chain...

September 4, 2018

There are a number of geospatial alt data resources out there today.

The one we use for the majority of our data is Synthetic Aperture Radar (radar satellites), or SAR for short. If you're not familiar with the technology, though, it might not be intuitive how we go from a radar satellite image to an answer used in bus...

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