Geoffrey Craig
China’s Auto Manufacturing Index foreshadows broader slowdown

A sharp drop in our China Auto Manufacturing Index in June preceded economic data showing a slowdown in the country's manufacturing & services sectors.

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Ursa Team
Story map: China Oil Storage Construction

Ursa Space, in collaboration with TankTerminals.com, provide an overview of China's oil storage industry and plans to build new tanks.

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Geoffrey Craig
An economic scorecard: China, Europe, US

Data derived from satellite imagery can offer fresh clues about the relative economic conditions in China, Europe and the US. The standings of these economies have emerged as a key issue in 2020, driven by the winding global path of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Ursa Team
As freight demand falls, idle locomotive queue grows

Union Pacific Railroad Company, one of the world’s largest transportation companies, is no stranger to economic fluctuations and oscillations in demand for their transportation services.

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Geoffrey Craig
As drilling slows, Halliburton’s Duncan, OK yard fills

Halliburton, the world’s second-largest oil field services company, was formed in Duncan, Oklahoma more than one hundred years ago. According to company lore , Eric P. Halliburton began an oil well cement business in Duncan in 1919 after borrowing a wagon, mules and a pump.

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Geoffrey Craig
The path ahead: US sanctions Venezuelan oil

Will Venezuela be able to find buyers of its oil to replace customers lost  as a result of US sanctions ? At stake is approximately 500,000 barrels per day exported by state-owned PDVSA to US refineries. That’s almost one-half of Venezuelan daily output.

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