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Weekly overview of waterborne crude imports, exports and intra-PADD movements in the East, West and Gulf Coasts of the United States and Canada

Leverage market analysis on recent trends and events to make better-informed trading decisions

Though the U.S. continues to import from crude producing regions overseas to feed its refineries, domestic crude production has proven to be resilient despite low crude prices. With the lifting of the crude export ban in December 2015, there are also new outlets for American crude. Genscape’s North American Waterborne Crude Report provides a weekly summary of export shipments including their loading and receipt ports, and imports broken down by crude type and delivery port.

The report provides loading and unloading volumes for domestic ports and destination data for Jones Act ships at key terminals, plus an analysis of the market implications of those movements. When paired with Genscape’s Canadian Pipeline data, market participants can more accurately assess all U.S. imports with a granular view of movements between the U.S. and Canada. Genscape’s PetroRail Report then helps close the supply chain as crude moves from rail to tanker.

The North American Waterborne Crude Report also covers movements of crude oil along inland waterways, including activity around the Mississippi River and the Intracoastal waterways, to provide a more complete data set for transportation, linking crude-by-rail, inland barge data, and waterborne crude.

Weekly Imports by U.S. Port and Crude Type


Delivery: PDF and Dashboard

Frequency: Weekly on Wednesdays, 10 AM ET

Locations: North America

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Features of the North American Waterborne Crude Report include:​

  • Weekly PDF report delivered via email, access to data through online dashboard, and email alerts for important market events
  • Weekly North American Waterborne Crude export supplement one day before EIA data with week-on-week changes in volumes, loading and unloading ports, and vessel names
  • Data and analysis of crude imports into North America by crude type and destination, and exports by loading port and destination
  • Monitoring of Jones Act ship loadings, including ship names and volumes carried, at key terminals:
    • Alaska, Corpus Christi, Houston, Beaumont, and Louisiana
  • Coverage of crude oil movements along inland and Intracoastal waterways converging down towards the U.S. Gulf Coast:
    • Texas shipping areas to Louisiana refineries
  • Five-week outlook on expected U.S. imports
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Subscribers of the North American Waterborne Crude Report will:​

  • Gain a more complete understanding of the U.S. crude oil delivery supply chain
  • Infer WTI and Brent price implications with up-to-date crude import and domestic waterborne transportation data
  • Make informed trading decisions knowing where the marginal barrel of oil is going
  • Have increased insight into the type of crude being used at refineries across the U.S.
  • Gain insight into Eastern Canadian platform loadings
  • See a more complete view of imports to the U.S. when coupled with the Canada Pipeline Daily Update
  • Leverage a more complete data set for transport, linking railroad, inland barges, and waterborne crude
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