Here's Where & When Iranian Tankers Must Switch On Their AIS Transponders

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As of August/September 2018, Iranian crude oil tankers have been playing hide-and-seek by swithing off their AIS transponders which reveal their position. In doing so, they have kept trackers like ourselves busy looking for them......
Published: March 15th 2019. Updated: May 25th 2022

Iran, February 2019 (Along With Calculated Crude Oil Production)

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Yet another exciting month of observations in Iran's exports of crude oil and gas condensates! Check out the complicated series of oil transfers out at sea as well as how many barrels were dispatched to the various destinations!
Published: March 12th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Israel and Syria, February 2019

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Turbulent times for Syria due to cooking/heating gas and fuel shortage. Let's have a look at how much crude oil they imported during February 2019. We also examine Israel's key storage site in Ashkelon.
Published: March 6th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Some Very Large Unreported Exports During February 2019

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Some Very Large Unreported Exports During February 2019...
Published: March 4th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Big Ships To Big Destinations!

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We wish to announce that we have spotted VLCC supertankers heading this week to...
Published: February 28th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Israel and Syria, January 2019

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We apologize for the delay of this imports report, but it was due to a single vessel which we spent a week collecting evidence on whether or not she delivered anything to....
Published: February 12th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Update On Impact Of US Oil Sanctions On Venezuela

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We look at the impact on Venezuela's exports to the US as well as the rest of the world in the aftermath of the US oil sanctions which were imposed on January 28th, 2019.
Published: February 11th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Iran, January 2019 (Along with Crude Oil Production Calculation) - UPDATED 2019-02-26!

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In addition to the tracked crude oil and gas condensate exports during the month of January 2019, this report contains all of the interesting vessel observations we made.
Published: February 8th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

US Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela's PDVSA

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Yesterday on January 28th, 2019, the United States imposed sanctions on Venezuela's national oil company, the PDVSA in an effort to economically isolate the country's contested leader, Nicolas Maduro. Now the big question on everyone's mind is: How is that going to affect Venezuela's oil exports?
Published: January 29th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

The Foreign Supertankers Currently Picking Up Iranian Oil

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So far during the month of January 2019, we have spotted and identified three foreign VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier; ~2 million barrel capacity) supertankers successfully pick up crude oil and gas condensates out of Iran.
Published: January 25th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Taiwan's Backup Plan For Lost Iranian Barrels

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When the US Department of Treasury imposed economic sanctions on Iran, they announced that eight countries were issued six month waivers to continue importing Iran's oil. One of them was Taiwan. The country couldn't continue importing because payment mechanisms ceased. We now examine their plan B.
Published: January 21st 2019. Updated: May 25th 2022

Aden Refinery Storage Fire

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We have a visual of the Aden refinery fire that broke out last night. Tomorrow we'll be following up with the second tank that caught fire as well.
Published: January 12th 2019. Updated: May 25th 2022

Long Lines At The Pump In Mexico

Due to fuel theft in Mexico, the national oil company has been forced to transport gasoline solely by trucks instead of pipeline. We took a closer look.
Published: January 10th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

US Crude Oil Exports Boost Out Of The LOOP

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) had a very strong month of US crude oil exports. We decided to take a closer look at how much departed, where they went and the changes in storage.
Published: January 7th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Iran, December 2018 (UPDATED 2019-01-15 with Calculated Crude Oil Production & Dalian storage change)

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Yet another busy month in tracking Iranian exports of crude oil and gas condensates. In addition to the numbers, we have a long list of individual vessel stories.
Published: January 4th 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Israel and Syria, December 2018

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December was a slow, but exciting and eyebrow-raising month as we have made several interesting observations in the geopolitical landscape.
Published: January 2nd 2019. Updated: July 7th 2020

Stepping It Up In The Sudan

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Although it may seem trivial in the big world of oil, today's departure of a Suezmax tanker out of Sudan was a milestone event.
Published: December 25th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Showdown in Sharara

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This story is a follow-up of last week's article titled "What on Earth is Happening in Libya?". We provide the latest update on production and exports.
Published: December 20th 2018. Updated: July 7th 2020

Oil Fire In Western Sinai

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An oilfield in western Sinai, Egypt caught fire during the morning hours of December 15th, 2018. We gathered some satellite imagery.
Published: December 16th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Israel Just Imported Oil From An Arab Gulf Nation

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For the first time, we saw more than half a million barrels of crude oil arrive in Israel from an Arabian Gulf source. Here are the details.
Published: December 13th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022
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