Iraq (Southern & KRG), September 2018

The combined total for southern Iraq (Southern region) along with the Kurdistan Regional Government (Northern region) via Ceyhan, Turkey is...
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Published: October 3rd 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

Israel and Syria, September 2018

For the month of September, there was .... tanker(s) that arrived to Syria from Kharg Island, Iran. As usual, the import of these barrels were carried out in a clandestine manner.
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Published: October 3rd 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

An Iranian Supertanker In The US?

September continues to be an intensive month in regards to tracking Iran's crude oil exports. We have verified every departure, yet many are reporting as being offline.
Published: September 29th 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

Iran: What A Difference A Few Days Make

This is a snap update on what we're seeing at the Kharg Island export terminal in Iran. We spotted four VLCC supertankers loading crude oil...
Published: September 27th 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

Here Are the Iranian Supertankers You Will Not See by AIS

This has been a very educational month for us in terms of Iranian crude oil exports, as every day presents new discoveries in terms of clandestine activity.
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Published: September 24th 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

A Year of Statistics Since Kurdistan Held Its Independence Referendum

We have kept track of crude oil exports by the Kurdistan Regional Government of northern Iraq to monitor the impact of the Kurdistan Independence Referendum.
Published: September 24th 2018. Last updated: December 1st 2020

A Change in Course for US-China Trade Relations?

US, China's ongoing "trade war"...Something to ponder...We won't speculate, but what does this say about the trade talks?
Published: September 22nd 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

The Reasons for Clandestine Oil Transfers

These past few weeks and months, we've talked about "clandestine transfers" in many posts, so we thought it only reasonable to give a bit more of an explanation as to what this is, how it works, why it is done and what kinds of effects this is having.
Published: September 20th 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

Iran Is Becoming a Tricky Track

There are now 45 days to go before the US sanctions on Iran go into full effect. We have already made a great deal of observations during the past year, so here's what we know at this point.
Published: September 20th 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

Iran's Sleeper Tanker in Europe Is Awakening

Is Iran back to more of their old tricks? are the Tankers showing their true details or fiddling with the AIS transponders? We all wonder what this tanker will do next!
Published: September 14th 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

Idle Iran

It's already happening. We're not even half way though September, and Iran has already managed to...something which we haven't seen in a year and a half!
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Published: September 12th 2018. Last updated: October 11th 2018

A Wild Weekend in Iraq

After so many years of war - it would be a surprise if the oil fields weren't properly secured by government forces as well as private security. Oil is, after all, the single largest lifeline to the nation's economy.
Published: September 9th 2018. Last updated: October 6th 2019

An Alternate Timeline in Russia's Crude Oil Production (Updated)

Russia's Ministry of Energy avails us since January 2013. They present production, refinery runs and exports and from that, we are then able to compute the changes in monthly storage.
Published: September 5th 2018. Last updated: October 12th 2018

Venezuelan Crude Oil Exports Since Tanker Collision

After the tanker collision at the Jose Terminal, Venezuela on August 24th, there has been a lot of quick conclusions being drawn in the media that Venezuela's exports are heading further south.
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Published: September 5th 2018. Last updated: November 29th 2020

Iran, August 2018 (Incl. Production Calculation)

During the month of August 2018, Iran exported...barrels per day of crude oil and gas condensates. Crude oil accounted for around 91.72% of the total.
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Published: September 3rd 2018. Last updated: October 12th 2018

Israel and Syria, August 2018

Imports were done in a clandestine manner, but not just on import, but also on export out of Iran. They're switching off their AIS transponders on both ends, which is new, but likely tied in with the coming US sanctions.
Published: September 1st 2018. Last updated: July 10th 2020

A Word on Venezuelan Crude Oil Exports

There is news floating about that Venezuela's key crude oil export terminal (Jose Terminal), near Barcelona, has suffered damage. This implies a...
Published: August 30th 2018. Last updated: November 29th 2020

Saudi Tanker Busts a New Move

We published an article called "Saudi Vessel Struck Off the Coast of Yemen" moments after finding out that a tanker carrying a Saudi flag was attacked by Houthi rebels from the west coast of Yemen. Sure enough, the oddly distinct maneuver...
Published: August 29th 2018. Last updated: October 12th 2018

Iran Is Stepping Up Its Game

There's been quite a bit of discrepancy lately between our data and that of other trackers when it comes to Iranian crude oil exports. Frankly, we're surprised!
Published: August 24th 2018. Last updated: July 1st 2020

The Search for Pantelena

This article is free because we have no concrete discovery, only a possible lead. More importantly, we wish to contribute our efforts to those who are participating in the search.
Published: August 22nd 2018. Last updated: July 1st 2020
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