Ursa provides transparency into complex markets, enabling people in financial services, energy and industrial sectors to make more confident, informed decisions.
In 2017, we pioneered true transparency into global oil storage with a focus on China, Middle East/North Africa and the Caribbean. We are pleased to announce an expansion to our global offering. Coming very soon in 2018, we will be adding Europe, North America, South America, Greater Asia and sub-saharan Africa to deliver the most robust global oil storage coverage available.
What differentiates us
We measure the same tanks at the same terminals each week - every week. Our extensive radar experience and use of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) allows us to collect over 99.99% of planned measurements. This takes the guesswork out of the product for our customers, because we do not interpolate or estimate across different sites on a weekly basis. Thus, Ursa offers the most reliable and comprehensive global oil storage product available.
URSA ENERGY FUNDAMENTALS
GLOBAL OIL STORAGE REPORTReceive a weekly summary report PDF and data
Use cases include: crude oil balance sheet, macro-economic analysis, systematic trading, physical commodities trading
Monitor events worldwide as they unfold
Immediate delivery after processing
Examples include: refinery activity, new construction & repair, pipeline construction & repair
Weekly PDF of calculated refinery demand, along with analysis and summary data on oil flows and storage.
Use predicted demand data 2+ weeks ahead of official government reports to get an edge on the market.
Ursa's mission is to deliver global economic transparency that fundamentally changes how markets move and people manage risk. We do that by providing the most reliable and up-to-date information for areas of the world that traditionally have poor or nonexistent data.
Our global reach, unique processing tools, exclusive partnerships, integration of 3rd party data and extensive radar experience enable us to deliver an industry-leading product that helps our customers make better decisions faster, reduce their risk and differentiate in fast-paced markets.
Based in Ithaca, NY, Ursa was founded in 2014 by leaders in software security and satellite fields with the vision to unlock the potential of the world's data and insights.
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Written by Zack Downey, Data Scientist Is the crude oil market still rebalancing, or is U.S. shale already starting to have an effect on supply? Inventory levels in the Caribbean can provide some insight. Using Ursa’s Caribbean inventory level data, we discovered a drastic draw in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the last 8 months:[…]
The company’s latest move in their global oil reporting expansion Ithaca, NY – February 28, 2018 – Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa) today announced the worldwide release of their new Europe Oil Storage Report, which includes 18 key locations in the European region such as Antwerp and Rotterdam. “We’ve strategically chosen key hubs in OECD[…]
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Ursa Space Systems Secures $7 Million Series A Financing from Paladin Capital Group, NEA, RRE Ventures, and S&P Global
New funds will help fuel earth observation analytics company to bring transparency to the global economy October 25, 2017 Ithaca, New York – October 25, 2017 – Ursa Space Systems Inc. (“Ursa”), a Space 3.0 analytics-as-a-service company, announced it closed a $7 million Series A equity financing from experienced financial, security, and strategic investors. The[…]
ITHACA, NY – This morning (10/23/17), Bloomberg published an article regarding an analysis piece written by Barclays Plc analysts, fueled by Ursa China Oil Storage data. By using Ursa’s consistent and reliable oil inventory measurements all throughout China, Barclays was able to conclude that, “… this is bullish for oil fundamentals… It implies that China’s[…]