Storage
2012 Independent Storage Survey: Capacity growth driven by refining trends
11 December 2012
Independent oil storage operators are adding new capacity at the world’s key refining and trading hubs to accommodate growth in long-distance flows
2012 Independent Storage Survey: Singapore and the Malaysian challenge
11 December 2012
Some say the construction of oil storage terminals in Johor, Malaysia, will strengthen the “Greater Singapore hub” – but others say new capacity will spoil the fun
2012 Independent Storage Survey: ARA is better in Rotterdam
11 December 2012
The Rotterdam oil storage business has strengthened on the growth in long-distance trade
Totting up Asia’s large strategic petroleum reserves
4 December 2012
Asian countries are some of the world's largest importers, with Japan holding the largest stockpile in the region
Oiltanking lifts capacity in Singapore storage
16 October 2012
The deal will increase petroleum capacity in the Singapore storage business by 37%
International oil-storage operators expand on supply trends
7 December 2011
The big international independent oil-storage operators are implementing capacity expansions to support the growing long-distance trade in refined products
Singapore oil-storage demand drives area plans
7 December 2011
The strength of the Singapore oil-supply hub has led to the firming-up of refinery and terminal plans close by in southern Malaysia
US oil-storage dips on price trends
7 December 2011
Unfavourable futures prices have taken the steam out of the US independent oil-storage business, but physical flows of fuel components continue as a volume driver at refinery-hub terminals
Gazprom fires first salvo in European gas war
23 May 2011
Gas pipelines and LNG prepare to battle for market supremacy in Europe
Bergermeer gas storage starts selling capacity in the Netherlands
13 May 2011
Abu Dhabi National Energy (Taqa) started selling long-term storage capacity at the Bergermeer gas storage facility, in the Netherlands, this week, a company executive told the Flame gas conference
Pazflor’s world-first for subsea separation
4 May 2011
Total is mooring its new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel over the Pazflor field, in readiness for start-up of the field using the world’s first field-lifetime subsea-separation facilities
Market growth for the big oil-storage players
14 December 2010
Demand for independent oil storage capacity at the world's main supply hubs is rising as new refiners seek markets and long-haul trade expands, Martin Quinlan writes
Singapore independent oil storage grows and grows
14 December 2010
The Singapore oil-supply hub handled more volume than ever last year, gaining rather than losing from expansions in refining capacity around Asia, Martin Quinlan writes
ARA oil-storage growth on refining and trade trends
14 December 2010
Long-haul oil trade is driving up storage volumes at the big ARA ports faster than consumption, Martin Quinlan writes
US trade drives oil-storage expansions
14 December 2010
The US independent oil-storage business is seeing capacity expansions and corporate acquisitions, as leading operators position to meet trade-driven growth, Martin Quinlan writes
Independent oil storage: fundamentals help to overcome the fears
4 January 2010
The worldwide independent oil-storage business emerges from a testing year in better shape than many had forecast, Martin Quinlan writes
Surprising resilience in Singapore's oil-storage market
4 January 2010
Singapore's independent oil-storage market has not exactly shrugged off the effects of a sharp increase in capacity, at a time of troubled economies worldwide – but its resilience has surprised many, Martin Quinlan writes
ARA: sighs of relief from European oil-storage operators
4 January 2010
Some sectors of the independent oil-storage business at the big ARA ports have felt the effects of the world's economic troubles, but structural changes have helped to maintain utilisation rates, Martin Quinlan writes
ARA: hopes of a soft landing
5 January 2009
Economic troubles might trim the demand for oil storage, but terminal operators hope their growing logistical business will ease the pain
Fears and fundamentals for independent storage operators
5 January 2009
The worldwide independent storage business is not immune to downturns in leading economies – but structural trends are expanding demand for terminal operations
Singapore market dips on capacity rise
5 January 2009
A sharp increase in independent storage capacity has taken some of the fizz from the Singapore business, but logistical demand has been strong so far
UK: Prosecutions following Buncefield terminal explosion
5 January 2009
Criminal charges against five companies are brought forward for the fire at the Buncefield oil storage terminal
Benefiting from downstream strength
1 December 2008
The independent storage business is doing well, driven by high refinery utilisation, growth in long-distance trade and high demand for products. Over-expansion in new capacity is the main threat
Singapore: two new terminals
1 December 2008
By the end of March, two new independent storage terminals will have opened their pipes and the Singapore business will have two new operators. Some say the rise in capacity is bound to depress the market – but take-up indicates that the demand is there
ARA: lift from logistics
1 December 2008
Operators at the big ARA terminals are benefiting from long-distance trade and new products