ClipperData & Ursa Partner to Monitor China Refinery Demand


The combination of reliable storage and vessel-by-vessel cargo tracking to deliver unprecedented granular transparency of China’s weekly crude oil demand

New York City, October 24, 2017: ClipperData LLC, the global leader in crude oil and petroleum product cargo tracking, and Ursa Space Systems, the innovator in accurate and comprehensive global oil storage inventories, today announced a partnership to measure, track and report China’s crude oil demand on a weekly basis.

“China is the world’s largest consumer of crude oil, yet the market is highly opaque” says Abudi Zein, Chief Executive Officer at ClipperData. “We’re going to shine a bright light on demand on a weekly basis.”

For those who wish to stay abreast of China’s weekly demand profile, ClipperData and Ursa are launching their first new product, the China Refinery Demand Report.

This proprietary weekly report relies on tracking crude oil storage inventories tank-by-tank for both China’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and commercial storage as well as imports cargo-by-cargo. State-of-the-art technology operates under all conditions, eliminating the problems previously associated with cloud cover or darkness.

By combining reliable oil storage measurements with the industry’s best global cargo tracking system, the report delivers an accurate assessment of China’s refinery consumption on a weekly basis. These data provide an independent “hard data” assessment far in advance of Chinese government statistics, which frequently overstate demand and lag the market by a full month or more.

CLICK HERE to request a no-cost issue of the new China Refinery Demand Report.




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