Ursa Energy Fundamentals: Global Oil Storage Reports

Ursa’s Oil Storage Reports provide comprehensive weekly time series of oil stocks down to the tank level for a majority of the inventories on a regional basis. For many locations, such as China, we’re providing the first consistent and reliable data set on oil inventories.

We use Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites, a strict QA process, direct measurement (versus interpolation) and consistent collection methods – read more here on why that matters to you.

“Ursa’s weekly measurements enable users to recalibrate their expectations about the current and future condition of China’s oil supply & demand.” – Colin Fenton, Blacklight Research

Region Million Barrels Coverage*
China >1080 >80% of total storage*
Caribbean >100 9 nations, ~90% of total storage*
MENA >630 13 nations, incl. Saudi Arabia (~70%), UAE (>85%) & Kuwait (~90%)*
Europe >450 9 nations, incl. Netherlands (>85%) and Belgium (~95%)*
North America (1Q18) >600 TBD
South America (1Q18) TBD TBD
Greater Africa (1Q18) TBD TBD
Greater Asia (1Q18) TBD TBD


*Coverage for floating top tank storage available to monitor in each region.


Product Features:

Same tanks every week, guaranteed.
Delivered at 2pm UTC Thursdays.
Includes weekly data feed and PDF report per region.

Includes detailed contextual information:

  • Tank Owners / Company
  • Location Name
  • Tank Fill & Capacity
  • Crude Confidence Level
  • Storage Type (Refinery vs. Non-refinery; SPR vs. Commercial for China)

The depth and breadth of contextual information that Ursa provides allows our customers to parse and use the data in a variety of ways.

Example uses:

  • Calculating oil balance sheets
  • Macro-economic analysis
  • Systematic trading
  • Commodities trading
  • Inputs in price prediction models for a wide range of commodities, currencies, equities and other financial instruments


“The main reason why Blacklight has been able to anticipate oil market changes so accurately in 2017 is because we are using Ursa’s data.” – Colin Fenton, Blacklight Research


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