Update On Iranian Oil In The East Med Sea

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A brief update showing the successes and setbacks of Iran's efforts to deliver oil in the east Mediterranean Sea a month after the unilateral US sanctions took effect.
Published: December 11th 2018. Updated: July 7th 2020

A Look At Kharg Island, Iran

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Here's a snap update of what we've spotted yesterday (December 9th, 2018) at Kharg Island, Iran's largest crude oil export terminal.
Published: December 10th 2018. Updated: July 7th 2020

What on Earth is Happening in Libya?

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A lot of headlines and stories are coming out of Libya via media outlets and the National Oil Company (NOC). Here's what we're seeing.
Published: December 10th 2018. Updated: July 7th 2020

Israel and Syria, November 2018

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Something really odd happened in the east Mediterranean Sea during November. Drastic changes to the amounts delivered into Syria and Israel, along with unexepected vessels. Let's take a closer look.
Published: December 9th 2018. Updated: July 7th 2020

Iran, November 2018 (Along With Calculated Crude Oil Production, UPDATED 2019-01-11)

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US sanctions on Iran have kicked in and a number of events took place within Iran's fleet of tankers. We discovered a few more and also calculated production. You won't want to miss this one!
Published: December 6th 2018. Updated: July 7th 2020

Iranian Fleet Plus One

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Seems like Iran is getting a spare VLCC supertanker to possibly join its crude oil fleet. The ownership details look quite interesting though.
Published: December 1st 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

US-China Trade Talks Set Aside For More Oil?

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It's been several months since US crude oil has been shipped directly to China on account of the ongoing trade talks/war. Let's have a fresh new look at the radar, shall we?
Published: November 28th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Satellite Visual Overview of Iran's Tanker Fleet Currently In Iran (2018-11-27)

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Using day-fresh satellite imagery, we are able to spot the tankers and VLCC supertankers currently parked in Iran's waters. Most of these vessels are no longer broadcasting their positions via AIS (Automatic Identification System).
Published: November 27th 2018. Updated: July 11th 2020

Showtime In Singapore

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The National Iranian Tanker Company has successfully managed to outsmart trackers worldwide, but there are limits to how far they can keep their vessels offline.
Published: November 19th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

How Much Oil Is Iraq Actually Producing?

We have recalculated Iraq's oil production figures based on all the numbers they provided JODI Data, in addition to the satellite imagery we have collected.
Published: November 15th 2018. Updated: July 11th 2020

Iran's Tankers In The East Mediterranean Sea

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Since the unilateral US sanctions on Iran took effect just days ago, we started to notice a number of interesting events take place in the east Med Sea.
Published: November 11th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

It's Alive!

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An idle tanker we've kept close watch on all year has finally made her very first move, a day after US imposes sanctions on Iran.
Published: November 6th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Iran's October 2018 Crude Oil Exports & Production Calculation Report

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Find out just how much crude oil Iran both exported and produced during the insanely busy month of October 2018! We go into plenty of detail of what happened, and how we improved our tracking since September.
Published: November 4th 2018. Updated: July 11th 2020

Israel and Syria, October 2018

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Crude oil imports into Syria and Israel are looking very interesting during October given the amounts and new sources. ALL of the imports were done in a clandestine fashion.
Published: November 1st 2018. Updated: July 11th 2020

A Tanker Named Destiny

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There is a VLCC supertanker off the coast of Kharg Island, Iran, which serves as an extension of another port called Asaluyeh.
Published: October 24th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

First 12 Days Of Exports Out Of Saudi Arabia's Latest Crude Oil Export Terminal

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Find out how many crude oil barrels per day Saudi Arabia has shipped out of its latest (revived) Red Sea terminal after a 27 year long hiatus!
Published: October 22nd 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

China Crude Oil Storage Overview

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We spent over two months manually identifying, measuring and cataloging potential storage space for crude oil across China. It took a lot of research as many of the high resolution satellite images were outdated.
Published: October 16th 2018. Updated: July 11th 2020

Iran's Floating Storage; October 10th, 2018

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We compare satellite imagery between end of September and October 10th to see changes in floating crude oil storage. These are the barrels that sit aboard idle tankers.
Published: October 11th 2018. Updated: July 11th 2020

A Supertanker That's Not Feeling So Super

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Following our discovery of the Saudi VLCC supertanker which was purportedly attacked by Yemen's Houthis rebels off the coast of Yemen in late July, 2018...
Published: October 10th 2018. Updated: May 25th 2022

Iran, September 2018 With Oil Production Calculation

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September 2018 was (and continues to be) an educational month, and we are kind of appreciative of the fact that Iranian tankers have begun to employ a range of interesting tactics and locations to cloak their exports ahead of the November 4th sanctions deadline.
Published: October 7th 2018. Updated: July 11th 2020
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