While pipelines and rail are often the transportation modes that spring to mind for moving oil in the US, there’s also a market for inland barges. In this week’s Oilgram News column, Petrodollars, Joshua Mann assesses how the market to move oil has shifted under pressure from crude prices.
Archive for the ‘shipping’ Category
By Joshua Mann | August 24, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (0)
By Takeo Kumagai | August 5, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (1)
There is little doubt that additional crude oil supplies from Iran will intensify competition among Middle Eastern producers, which are already fighting to secure their share of Asia’s dynamic markets against the influx of barrels from western hemisphere suppliers that can no longer rely on the US market.
Tehran’s July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers will eventually lead to additional flows of Iranian oil onto world markets, but oil minister Bijan Zanganeh has already said the thrust of the marketing focus will be on Asia, where Iran has been able to maintain a foothold in the four key consuming countries.
By Andrew Allan | July 21, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (1)
As the champagne bottles smashed into the side of the two newly-built ships that in November will bring the first cargo of US shale gas into Europe, billionaire chairman of Ineos Jim Ratcliffe sent a clear message to European lawmakers whose energy policies have stalled his plans to frack for gas in Europe.
Emblazoned down the side of the two freshly-named vessels — the Ineos Insight and Ineos Ingenuity — were the words “Shale Gas for Manufacturing” and “Shale Gas for Chemicals.”
By J Robinson | June 16, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (1)
Much has been written in recent years about the potential impact of upcoming US LNG exports. Market analysts have pondered the likely effect on domestic US natural gas prices, gas production rates, domestic employment, GDP and even consumption by related petrochemical and agricultural industries. On the global stage, many expect that at current price levels US gas could flood the European and South American markets, pushing Atlantic Basin gas prices to new lows.
By Brian Scheid | March 16, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (0)
By Janet McGurty | October 6, 2014 12:01 AM Comments (0)
By Brian Scheid | October 3, 2014 01:48 PM Comments (4)
US crude oil exports appear to be the next big energy policy battle, but could a rift between East Coast refiners and US producers, as well as a historic shift in US export rules, be avoided with a limited, temporary waiver to a century-old shipping law?
Perhaps because they want to avoid a prolonged dispute within their own industry, some US refining interests have floated the idea. Some within the industry see a temporary waiver to the Jones Act as a feasible compromise on weakening the current export regime.
By Matt Kohlman | September 30, 2014 11:37 AM Comments (1)
New York jet fuel prices spiked from mid-July through August, and new data gives more insight why. Blame Canada.
Canada may be sending everything from comedians and crude into the US. But in July, it took in a good bit of US jet fuel, mostly out of New York.