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European Wholesale Transmission Network map in PowerRT
European Power Team
April 03, 2018
    Genscape's European Power Team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the new PowerRT platform. This release further confirms that Genscape is much more than just monitored data. PowerRT now delivers cutting-edge analytical capabilities; combining unique, monitored power...
power plant
Kathryn Briskie, PowerRT Product Specialist
March 26, 2018
Outage Messages Following the REMIT regulation in 2011, outage messages have become an integral part of the European power market. This is truly a case where, if you do not know something, it might work against you. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to make sure that you are in a position to...
Power Line
Gianna Schiavone, Senior Analyst, GP Energy Management
March 13, 2018
Entering into a structured credit and supply arrangement or a preferred supply agreement (“PSA”) is a complex, heavy lift for a retailer, and is not without a host of important decisions to make. Retailers need to assess their risk tolerance in financing their business as much as they need to...
gasoline pump
Suzanne Danforth, Director, Downstream Product Development
March 12, 2018
The two separate shutdowns that occurred along the 2.6mn bpd Colonial Pipeline system during week ending March 9, 2018, depressed associated rack activity for gasoline and distillates, according to Genscape Supply Side Pipeline data. The shutdowns impacted PADD and rack city-...
oil ship
Colin Halling, Senior Oil Analyst and Paulo Nery, Senior Oil Director
March 06, 2018
The amount of refined products being held off the coast of West Africa (WAF) has risen sharply in recent weeks after a heavy set of deliveries of gasoline, predominantly from Europe. Some 1.36mn MT of gasoline are currently sitting in tankers anchored off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria, and Lome, Togo –...
Natural Gas Pipeline
Colette Breshears, Product Manager, Natural Gas
March 02, 2018
As part of Genscape’s proprietary monitoring efforts, the Infrastructure Intelligence team sent a reconnaissance plane aloft over the route of Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise project in Pennsylvania on February 15, 2018. The 1.7 Bcf/d project came partially online last September, adding 400 MMcf/...
LOOP Caverns
David Arno and Dylan White, Oil Market Analysts
February 16, 2018
The vessel “Shaden” is expected to disembark from the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) sometime early next week, based on a 300,000 bpd fill rate. This marks a milestone in the already-burgeoning U.S. crude export industry, as it will become the first Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC)...
Venezuela oil
Devin Geoghegan, Global Director, Supply & Demand Analytics
February 13, 2018
Deciphering Venezuelan oil is akin to searching for a rusted penny at night in a muddy pond with only starlight to illuminate – you are better off relying on a metal detector. To provide transparency into the current situation, Genscape decided to deploy its proprietary flare signature methodology on...
Ethanol Storage
Jim Venhoff, Ag & Biofuels, Manager
February 07, 2018
The Jefferson Energy Terminal has hit the ground running since completing four large storage tanks in late 2017, capable of handling a total 550,000 barrels (bbls) of ethanol. The tanker “Bow Kiso” (IMO: 9379894) received the first ethanol that came from the terminal on November 30, 2017....
PADD 3 Oil Refinery
Amanda Fairfax Dirkes, Refinery Analyst
February 07, 2018
While the magnitude and longevity of planned work varies from year to year, refinery maintenance typically occurs during seasons that bookend peak refined products demand. Refinery maintenance schedules have rippling effects on the oil supply chain, as the seasonal decrease in crude demand often impacts...