RBN Energy’s Voyager series covers the hottest commodity in the U.S. Gulf Coast export market: crude oil. After a nearly 40-year ban on oil exports was lifted at the end of 2015, the export activity from terminals in Houston, Beaumont, Corpus Christi and Louisiana has flourished – and will only grow from here. Our weekly report, distributed Tuesday mornings, gives market players, analysts and operations personnel an in-depth look at Gulf Coast crude exports. The Crude Voyager also comes with a quarterly supplement, which provides a detailed look at individual ports and new expansion projects.
Our concise analysis of U.S. Gulf Coast loading activity explains the ebbs and flows of crude loadings, destinations, and geopolitical issues impacting U.S. exports. We outline the major paths for laden tankers hauling U.S. crude all over the world and reflect the change in tanker departures to the main regions that consume U.S. crude: Canada, NW Europe, APAC, the Mediterranean and Latin America. We also record the charterers of all tankers that receive reverse-lightered cargoes and analyze trends in the number of empty VLCC tankers parked in the U.S. Gulf. All reverse-lightered ships hauling U.S. crude cargoes – covering both VLCC and Suezmax vessels – are included with history.
What you get:
- A weekly executive summary with a comprehensive overview of U.S. Gulf Coast activity that breaks down total crude exports by terminal and destination.
- A historical excel file supplement outlining the loading activity of each tanker that picks up oil at the Gulf Coast (only available with annual subscription).
- The VLCC tracker which records the charterers of all tankers that receive reverse-lightered cargoes and analyzes trends in the number of empty VLCC tankers parked in the U.S. Gulf. We include shuttle tankers that move oil to reverse-lightering operations and, when available, their respective co-loaded ships.
- A quarterly infrastructure update with detailed analysis that includes operational stats, such as port depths and terminal capacities.