Desh Vaibhav - VLCC Supertanker That Exploded in the Gulf of Oman

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Yesterday on August 14th, 2018, an explosion occurred in one of the oil cargo tanks aboard the Indian flag-bearing VLCC and you can see the gaping hole in the deck of the tanker.
Published: August 15th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Leave No Barrel Behind

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Following the purported assault on the Saudi tankers in late July, 2018, one vessel in particular remained offline from the AIS...Let the investigation begin!
Published: August 14th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Impact of Osaka Earthquake on Japan's June Oil Data

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Here we go though some of the affects and metrics that the substantial 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Osaka had on Japan's oil activity in June 2018.
Published: August 11th 2018. Updated: July 9th 2022

The Shark Is Back!

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US sanctions on Iran have now entered their second stage, meaning that nations that don't want to be barred, need to begin winding down their imports of Iranian oil and making other arrangements.
Published: August 9th 2018. Updated: February 23rd 2022

Frosty Relations Between Saudi Arabia and Canada? Look Again.

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Diplomatic spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada. We had a look ourselves at the map to see if there's any movement of crude oil to Canada from any of the GCC states, as Saudi Arabia stated...
Published: August 9th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Unaccounted Barrels Out of Libya

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When we review the 24 hour change in crude oil storage at the processing plant in Mellitah, we see a...It seems that whatever happened at the point resulted in the vessel sailing with a very little amount...
Published: August 8th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

A Really Tiny Beach Port in Yemen Just Received Its First Crude Oil Tanker in Years

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A Really Tiny Beach Port in Yemen Just Received Its First Crude Oil Tanker in Years
Published: August 7th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

A Tiny Saudi Oil Terminal Is Getting Ready for Its Big Day

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Having been shut for the past 27 years since the first Gulf War, a Saudi crude oil export terminal is waiting for its big re-opening later this year. More details here.
Published: August 6th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

A Missing Saudi VLCC Finally Popped Up Again!

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Houdini from the Houthis? A Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) baring the Saudi flag has re-appeared after the reported attacked off the coast of Yemen.
Published: August 5th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Satellite Overview of China's Crude Oil Inventory Change in July

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We moseyed around China with Planet Labs' satellites to have a look at July's change in crude oil storage at some of the top tank farms in terms of capacity.
Published: August 5th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Major Malfunction in Ras Lanuf, Libya

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We've put together a satellite image gallery of the recent destruction, on account of factional fighting, at the Fida oil storage tank farm in Ras Lanuf, Libya.
Published: August 3rd 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Changes in Storage at the SUMED Pipeline Following the Attack on Saudi Tankers

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The SUMED (Suez-Mediterranean) pipeline runs from Egypt's Red Sea port of Ain Sokhna to its Mediterranean ...
Published: August 2nd 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Iran, July 2018 (Along With Storage Satellite Imagery)

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Iran, July 2018 (Along With Storage Satellite Imagery)
Published: August 2nd 2018. Updated: July 9th 2022

Speaking of Bab Al-Mandeb, Check Out What Just Passed Through!

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We keep a close eye on various areas of interest, such as the Straits and water passageways. Speaking of Bab Al-Mandeb, Check Out What Just Passed Through!
Published: July 31st 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Update: A Really Tiny Beach Port in Yemen Just Received Its First Crude Oil Tanker in Years

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Update: A Really Tiny Beach Port in Yemen Just Received Its First Crude Oil Tanker in Years
Published: July 31st 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Go Canada!

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Go Canada, Go! It seems like it's actually happening; Canada is shipping more crude oil out over the Pacific Ocean to China.
Published: July 28th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Impact of Halting Saudi Tankers From Using the Bab Al-Mandeb Due to Security Concerns

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Impact of Halting Saudi Tankers From Using the Bab Al-Mandeb Due to Security Concerns
Published: July 25th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Saudi Vessel Struck Off the Coast of Yemen

Saudi Vessel Struck Off the Coast of Yemen; Saudi Arabia, in turn, issued a statement that the attack was done on a Saudi oil tanker by Houthi rebels.
Published: July 25th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Libya: Update on Ras Lanuf and Sidra

Find out more about Ras Lanuf and Sidra, Libya here, as we update you on the progress in Libya's oil exports, storage and production over the past 40 or so days.
Published: July 25th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

How Does North Korea Smuggle In Oil?

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Earlier this year, visual reports of clandestine ship-to-ship transfers of oil taking place off the coast of China to small tankers belonging to North Korea. Evidence of sanction violations.
Published: July 23rd 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022
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