Deer Park disaster raises transparency questions

It would have been impossible for anyone in the Houston-area to ignore the recent fires raging in nearby Deer Park, where storage tanks holding chemicals that go into making gasoline ignited March 17. A thick blanket of black, acrid smoke hung over the area for several days creating a public health and environmental crisis. For […]

Cut off from Iran, Syrian crude stocks down nearly 50 percent

The Wall Street Journal reported March 22 that US sanctions have prevented Iran from exporting oil to Syria since January 2, down from an average of 66,000 barrels per day (bpd) during the last three months of 2018. Without fresh imports from its major supplier, crude inventories in Syria have fallen.  Ursa data shows the amount of […]