US Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela's PDVSA

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?
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Published: January 29th 2019. Last updated: July 7th 2020

The Foreign Supertankers Currently Picking Up Iranian Oil

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.
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Published: January 25th 2019. Last updated: July 7th 2020

Taiwan's Backup Plan For Lost Iranian Barrels

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.
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Published: January 21st 2019. Last updated: July 7th 2020

Aden Refinery Storage Fire

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. Last updated: July 7th 2020

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. Last 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. Last updated: July 7th 2020

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Published: January 6th 2019. Last updated: July 7th 2020

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

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.
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Published: January 4th 2019. Last updated: July 7th 2020

Israel and Syria, December 2018

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

Subscription Price Changes in 2019

The new website has been live for the better part of half a year, and the introductory pricing period is coming to an end. In 2019, we will be introducing new pricing for our subscription plans.
Published: December 29th 2018. Last updated: February 1st 2019

Stepping It Up In The Sudan

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. Last updated: July 11th 2020

Showdown in Sharara

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.
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Published: December 20th 2018. Last updated: July 7th 2020

Oil Fire In Western Sinai

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. Last updated: July 7th 2020

Israel Just Imported Oil From An Arab Gulf Nation

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. Last updated: July 7th 2020

Update On Iranian Oil In The East Med Sea

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.
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Published: December 11th 2018. Last updated: July 7th 2020

A Look At Kharg Island, Iran

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

What on Earth is Happening in Libya?

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.
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Published: December 10th 2018. Last updated: July 7th 2020

Israel and Syria, November 2018

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.
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Published: December 9th 2018. Last updated: July 7th 2020

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

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!
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Published: December 6th 2018. Last updated: July 7th 2020

Iranian Fleet Plus One

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. Last updated: July 7th 2020
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