During the 2018 water year that ends September 30, 2018, The Dalles Dam in the Pacific Northwest experienced above-normal inflow—water volume flowing into the dam—but electricity generation from the dam remained relatively normal.
AJOT | September 24, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
Crude oil surpassed hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL) to become the largest U.S. petroleum export, with 1.8 million barrels per day (b/d) of exports in the first half of 2018. U.S. crude oil exports increased by 787,000 b/d, or almost 80%, from the first half of 2017 to the first half of 2018 and set a new monthly record of 2.2 million b/d in June.
AJOT | September 21, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
Brazil’s ethanol output is seasonal and typically peaks during the fourth quarter (October–December) of each year. The peak coincides with the harvest of sugarcane, the primary feedstock used in Brazil's ethanol production. This seasonal fuel ethanol production can lead to significant monthly variations in Brazil’s total petroleum and other liquids production.
AJOT | September 18, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) received about $567 billion in net oil export revenues in 2017, up 29% from revenues in 2016. Increases in both crude oil prices and in net OPEC oil exports drove revenues higher in 2017, and EIA expects that revenues will continue to increase in 2018, based on EIA’s August Short-Term Energy Outlook.
Bloomberg | September 17, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
More than half of South Africa’s core coal plants are running low on fuel, with at least four holding less than 10 days of supply, and the country’s power utility plans on trucking and railing emergency stocks as far as 400 kilometers (249 miles).
AJOT | September 10, 2018 | Energy | Maritime | Bulk
TORM, an international product tanker owner and operator based in Denmark, will retrofit 36 Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems within its existing fleet and fit PureBallast 3 Ex systems on 11 newbuilds. Alfa Laval will provide large-flow ballast water treatment systems for 36 vessels between 2019 and 2024.
AJOT | September 06, 2018 | Energy | Maritime | Bulk
A new Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solution has been validated for product tankers with Framo ballast pumps. The solution allows Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex to be installed on deck – without any changes to the ballast pumping system on board.