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02 April

Mexican light crude imports absent so far in 2019



Amir Richani

A number of media outlets reported in recent days that Pemex data show Mexico importing light crude oil in February. We believe this is not the case. Pemex published import data for February showing monthly volumes of LPG, gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and “others.” 

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01 February

Light Barrels Doing Some Heavy Lifting



Noam Raydan

Libya’s overall oil and condensate exports through January have hit the brakes due to the ongoing force majeure at El Sharara, as well as the inclement weather that disrupted loadings at eastern ports earlier in the month.

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Tagged Nigeria crude exports, Libya oil exports, us crude exports, France crude imports, CPC Blend, Mesla 1 Comment
16 January

ClipperClip: Talking AMLO, EIA



Matt Smith

I was on TD Ameritrade this morning, chatting with Ben Lichtenstein about Mexican gasoline imports and the current gasoline shortage there (something we discussed in my latest showing on NPR's Texas Standard on Monday - listen here).

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Tagged Mexico gasoline imports, US gasoline exports, us oil production, us crude exports, AMLO 1 Comment
01 October

The GERM Report



Dan Graeber

Welcome to The GERM Report by Dan Graeber, a commentary on the intersection between geopolitical events and the price of oil. GERM stands for Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring. Our indicator is based on the expected price volatility by the end of the current trading week.

Risk level: Orange - High

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Tagged OPEC oil production, crude oil exports, us oil production, OPEC crude exports, us crude exports, geopolitics, steel tariffs, geopolitical tension, Iran crude exports, US Gulf Coast crude export capacity, Iran sanctions Leave a comment
01 August

US oil exports rise to India, drop to China



Matt Smith

The VLCC Tianjin left the Corpus Christi lightering zone in the Gulf of Mexico on June 19 with nearly 2.1 million barrels of US WTI / Midland WTI crude on board. It has just discharged its cargo at Reliance's Jamnagar refinery in India, sneaking in before the end of the July to mark a record month of deliveries of US barrels to India. 

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Tagged India crude imports, china crude imports, us crude exports 1 Comment
26 June

US Gulf Coast crude export capacity



Matt Smith

Today's blog is a guest post by Yuwen Li. He is a Data Analyst at ClipperData, specializing in domestic crude flows and U.S. crude exports. Yuwen holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Qingdao Technological University in China, and a M.S. in Financial Engineering from NYU. 

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Tagged us crude exports, US Gulf Coast crude export capacity 1 Comment
08 June

A Sneak Peek at ClipperView



Matt Smith

The mighty Abudi Zein and myself are back on the road next week for our semi-annual tour, providing a six-month proprietary outlook on oil and product markets. To give you a flavor of some of the topics we will be covering, hark, check out a couple of the charts below.

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Tagged OPEC crude exports, us crude exports, ClipperView, Canadian crude exports 5 Comments
28 March

ClipperVlog: US Crude Export Trends



Matt Smith

Happy Middle O'Week! In an effort to bring our ClipperData to life a bit more, here's an inaugural vlogpost discussing a Wall Street Journal article from earlier this week about US oil exports, which was based on our data. We also take a look at some of the current and emerging trends we see.

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Tagged Asia oil imports, us crude exports 2 Comments
17 January

Colombia crude exports drop amid unrest



Matt Smith

Crude exports out of Colombia in recent years have averaged just over 600,000 barrels per day, with exports typically highest in January, before gradually descending through the year. To start this year, however, export volumes have dropped off considerably, as unrest rises up in the country once more. 

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13 December

US Exports Continue to Evolve



Matt Smith

CNBC published an article late last week based on our ClipperData, highlighting how deliveries of U.S. crude grades into China climbed to a record in November.

As U.S. crude and product export markets evolve, new patterns in loadings, destinations, grades and purchasing present themselves in our granular data. 

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About the Authors

MATT SMITH


Matt Smith deciphers and distills what is most relevant across the energy complex into cohesive and pithy knowledge you can use. The belly laugh is a bonus.

Matt Smith

DAN GRAEBER


Dan Graeber is Chief Editor at ClipperData. He specializes in exploring the intersection between geopolitical events and the price of oil.

Dan Graeber

AMIR RICHANI


Amir Richani is a geopolitical analyst at ClipperData, with a voracious appetite for studying political, economic and social developments in Latin America.

Amir Richani

NOAM RAYDAN


Noam Raydan is an analyst at ClipperData, focusing on political and security developments that could disrupt oil flows in the MENA region. She is also a tanker sleuth, scouring the high seas for unusual activities.

Noam Raydan

KEN SMITHMIER


Ken Smithmier is our Director of Research for Agricultural Markets. Follow along as Ken gets granular about grains.

Ken Smithmier


JOSH LOWELL


Josh Lowell is an energy analyst at ClipperData. He specializes in marine fuels, and is known for talking about IMO2020 in his sleep.

Josh Lowell


RON COIFMAN


Ron Coifman Ron is a petrochemicals markets editor at ClipperData. He has over four decades of experience in the petrochemical industry, with a particularly encyclopedic knowledge of Latin America markets.

Ron Coifman


KALEEM ASGHAR


Kaleem Asghar Kaleem is ClipperData's Director of LNG analytics, and our main man when it comes to all things natural gas related..

Kaleem Asghar

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