Oil and Gas

Early Season Pop in US Gasoline Demand Fades

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In the futures market for US oil products, the gasoline contract has taken a backseat to Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel futures,… Read more »

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Speculators Unload Long Positions in Gasoline Contract

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Speculators holding positions in the US gasoline contract unwound 30% of their bets that gasoline prices in the United States… Read more »

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Sliding Demand Expectations Clobber Global Oil Prices

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The week following the July 4th weekend was brutal for those bullish oil, with crude, diesel and gasoline prices receiving… Read more »

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Global Oil Prices Pressured as Geopolitical Concerns Ease

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Global oil prices are down $5 bbl from early June as the market retraces a spike in value to a… Read more »

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Parsing Data, Events to Understand Trend in US Gasoline Demand

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The gasoline futures market on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped back a nickel from a fresh 11-month high of… Read more »

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US Consumers Better Positioned against Global Oil Prices

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The US gasoline futures market paused June 20 from an upside price onslaught amid profit taking in the ICE Brent… Read more »

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Renewables, it’s your time to Shine!

Just over a century ago oil pooled on the surface a worthless byproduct of the earth. The cost of obtaining oil was the effort it took to dip a bucket,… Read more »

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With Invensys Acquisition, Energy Meets Automation

When most people think of “the future” they invariably gravitate toward consumer devices: Google Glass, privatized space travel and wristwatches with voice and video. The future once promised on Saturday… Read more »

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Gasoline Prices to Rise as Promise in Iraq Upended

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Rising US oil production, with weekly rates reaching a 28-year high in early June has reduced price volatility for crude… Read more »

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Gas’d Up Demand but Prices Tapping Brakes

Implied gasoline demand in the United States, which refers to product supplied from the primary market, dropped 206,000 bpd to 9.104 million bpd during the week-ended May 30, according to… Read more »

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Global Oil Prices Pressured as Geopolitical Concerns Ease

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Global oil prices are down $5 bbl from early June as the market retraces a spike in value to a… Read more »

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US Biodiesel Market Slows amid Demand Uncertainty

Following progressively higher output of biomass-based diesel in the United States during the first six months of 2016, producers dialed back their yield in July to a three-month low and… Read more »

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Is the US Gasoline Market Defying the Seasonal Downturn?

Gasoline demand in the United States is weakest during the winter months, which Is certainly no surprise considering cold and sometimes hostile weather that limits road travel after the holidays…. Read more »

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US Gasoline Demand Pops as Retail Prices Break below $3 Gallon

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices For the first time since late 2010, the US retail gasoline price average for regular grade slipped below $3 gallon,… Read more »

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U.S. Biodiesel Industry Again Waiting on Government Largesse

The higher cost of biodiesel compared with petroleum-based diesel fuel, especially in the third year of low global crude oil prices, requires a bridge to incentivize demand, and for several… Read more »

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Gasoline Prices to Rise as Promise in Iraq Upended

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Rising US oil production, with weekly rates reaching a 28-year high in early June has reduced price volatility for crude… Read more »

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Methods that Facilitate Oil & Gas Power & Process Management Systems Convergence

In our previous post Why Oil & Gas Companies are Driving Towards Convergence of Power & Process Management Systems, we mentioned that recent Oil & Gas industry initiatives that integrate process &… Read more »

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The Innovation Game in Which Industry Scores Big: Part 2

Part 2: The wonder of Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) Last week, I mentioned that Schneider Electric’s open innovation playing field is not unlike soccer – a sport I loved… Read more »

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IIoT: Turn Real-Time Data Collection into Increased Efficiency and Profitability for Your Refinery

By Rachel K. Carson, MarCom Intern for Process Industries Have you ever contemplated where all your refinery’s data goes? Is your plant capitalizing on all data collection opportunities? As stated… Read more »

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Are you Seizing all the Digital Opportunities in your Oil and Gas Downstream Operations to Improve Profits?

Oil prices have been declining since reaching a record of almost $150/barrel nearly a decade ago (2008). The price volatility has caused, and continues to cause, a lot of distress across… Read more »

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Actions Speak Louder than Words for Oil

With soooooooo much talk swirling about the current oil price drop, I feel compelled to focus less on the rhetoric and more on the data. So the vibe of this… Read more »

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US Gasoline Futures Driving towards 2015 Low

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The seasonal attributes of the gasoline market in the United States are on clear display, with gasoline demand sliding since… Read more »

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Services Oriented Drives host Connectivity from Factory Floor to Boardroom

This is the first in a series of blogs about Services Oriented Drives, the main purpose of which is to run a motor by controlling its speed where the performance… Read more »

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US Gasoline Market’s September Surprise(s)

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In a year when soothsayers’ crystal balls are as foggy as London in November, September encompassed a few unexpected surprises… Read more »

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Energy Management Becomes More Vital for Pipeline Businesses

Hydrocarbon pipeline operators are jumping aboard the Smart Grid Train! Similar to electric energy transmission and distribution network operators, they are using readily available data about the status of their… Read more »

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Rethinking Oil Demand Expectations

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices  The outlook for global oil demand suddenly got gloomy, with the futures markets for crude, gasoline and diesel selling off… Read more »

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Trends in Wind Generation, Driving Habits and Network-enabled Devices

Apparently, the Queen of England sent her first email in 1976, some 14 years before the World Wide Web was born. I learned this while reading about the growth of… Read more »

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Falling Prices Increases Importance of Secure and Continuous Oil and Gas Production

The effects of crude oil prices can be felt around the world. The price of oil is near to an eleven-year low, and analysis by data trader Daryl Guppy, who… Read more »

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Avoiding the Darkness of Unplanned Downtime With Smart, Highly Available Solutions

Regardless of the process, downtime always means a loss of productivity for a process application. Unplanned downtimes, whether due to component failure or human error, are the most costly ones…. Read more »

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US Gasoline Prices Spike in Response to OPEC Deal

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The January reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending futures contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange settled at a better than… Read more »

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