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The amount of oil in storage is one of the most commonly referenced data points that drives oil prices. Crude storage statistics are widely available and regularly disseminated. Even in parts of the world where data isn’t readily disclosed, satellite images can approximate how much...

Shale gas has replaced coal with a clean-burning fuel faster than activists could have dreamed. Declining supply costs and an ability to provide consistent baseload power, perfectly positioned natural gas for this victory. All oil and gas companies deserve credit for this shift.Even in the...

Global crude qualities have shifted significantly in recent years. Global demand has shifted towards heavier crude while the makeup of global supply has shifted lighter. This global shift in crude quality supply is already impacting end markets. We are observing a near-term supply glut in...

On Sunday night Rachel Notley announced a mandated production cut in Alberta, for crude oil and bitumen, of 325,000 bbls/d (representing ~8.7% of production). This short-term course of action was also supported by Jason Kenney and the UCP. At Validere, we always appreciate people tackling...

The rapid adoption of the Chinese crude contract represents a significant change in global crude markets. Already representing 16% of global market share, the contract has pulled liquidity from Brent and WTI contracts and may have been a factor in the recent volatility in those...

This post will illustrate how to make a rough estimate of the dollar impact data entry errors have on common crude testing measurements. It is part of our series on estimating human errors in crude quality and measurement. It can be easy for an oil...

More than just a buzzword, the Internet of Things is the future of oil testing. (4 minute read) Machine learning, artificial intelligence, internet of things – these concepts have been floating around for the past few years, promising to revolutionize every industry. Tech junkies and investors alike...