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

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. Last updated: July 1st 2020

Saudi Crude Oil Production During July 2018

We're noticing a lot of varying numbers in Saudi Arabia's crude oil production during July 2018. Saudi Arabia is saying that they have cut production by 200,000 barrels per day, so we decided to explore this further.
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Published: August 14th 2018. Last updated: July 1st 2020

Leave No Barrel Behind

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. Last updated: July 1st 2020

EIA Forecast for Week Ending August 10th, 2018

Here is our EIA forecast for this weeks coming report, week ending August 10th. Included is the breakdown of how we have come to calculate our result.
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Published: August 14th 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

USA, Week Ending August 10th, 2018

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Impact of Osaka Earthquake on Japan's June Oil Data

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.
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Published: August 11th 2018. Last updated: July 1st 2020

Why We Don't Measure Cushing, But Let's Have a Look Anyway

We have access to satellite imagery, and it's an amazing capability. If we look on the north lawn of the Cushing storage tank farm...
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Published: August 11th 2018. Last updated: July 1st 2020

The Shark Is Back!

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. Last updated: July 1st 2020

Frosty Relations Between Saudi Arabia and Canada? Look Again.

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. Last updated: July 1st 2020

Unaccounted Barrels Out of Libya

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. Last updated: July 1st 2020

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

A Really Tiny Beach Port in Yemen Just Received Its First Crude Oil Tanker in Years
Published: August 7th 2018. Last updated: July 1st 2020

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

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. Last updated: July 1st 2020

EIA Forecast for Week Ending August 3rd, 2018

Here is our EIA forecast for this weeks coming report, week ending August 3rd. Included is the breakdown of how we have come to calculate our result.
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Published: August 6th 2018. Last updated: July 11th 2020

USA, July 2018 Exports

Here is our USA crude oil exports for the month of July 2018, including a list of destinations/layovers and calculated potential revenue based on the price of WTI for reference.
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Published: August 6th 2018. Last updated: July 1st 2020

USA, Week Ending August 3rd, 2018

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Crude Oil Exports Daily Average Tracking Summary March 2017 - July 2018

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A Missing Saudi VLCC Finally Popped Up Again!

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. Last updated: July 1st 2020

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

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. Last updated: July 1st 2020

An Alternate Timeline in Russia's Crude Oil Production

When we remove the almost-consistent monthly excess barrels from their reported daily production, we see another reality...
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Published: August 4th 2018. Last updated: July 1st 2020

Major Malfunction in Ras Lanuf, Libya

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. Last updated: July 1st 2020
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