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Permian oil output set to grow in Q2 as fracking reaches 12-month high; flaring lowest since 2017
Permian oil output set to grow in Q2 as fracking reaches 12-month high; flaring lowest since 2017

AJOT | April 09, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Fracking in North America has almost recovered to pre-pandemic levels, with the count of started frac jobs reaching a 12-month high in March 2021, a Rystad Energy report shows.

Taiwan’s Exports Up for Ninth Straight Month on Chip Demand

Bloomberg | April 09, 2021 | International Trade | By The Numbers

Taiwan continued to benefit from global demand for its electronics goods, with exports rising for a ninth straight month in March.

Ocean-Shipping Demand Staying ‘Very Strong,’ Hapag CEO Says
Ocean-Shipping Demand Staying ‘Very Strong,’ Hapag CEO Says

Bloomberg | April 08, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

Robust demand for shipping goods across the world’s oceans shows no signs of slowing down, the chief executive of Germany’s largest container carrier said, signaling that elevated rates in the tight market for seaborne cargo may extend into the second half of the year.

Port of Boston: 2020 – The best bad year ever
Port of Boston: 2020 – The best bad year ever

George Lauriat | April 05, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

The Port of Boston TEU throughput dropped 9% to 283,061 TEUs in FY 2020 – so why was that a good year?

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 27, 2021

AJOT | March 31, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail | By The Numbers

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 521,731 carloads and intermodal units, up 16.1 percent compared with the same week last year.

Extreme winter weather event in Texas reduced fuel ethanol production in February
Extreme winter weather event in Texas reduced fuel ethanol production in February

AJOT | March 31, 2021 | Energy News | Alternative | By The Numbers

The colder-than-normal weather that affected much of the United States in mid-February and disrupted Midcontinent and Gulf Coast petroleum markets also affected fuel ethanol producers.

Is Covid fatigue dampening air cargo’s recovery?
Is Covid fatigue dampening air cargo’s recovery?

AJOT | March 31, 2021 | Air Cargo News | Freighters | By The Numbers

The New Year recovery in global air cargo volumes stalled in March as volumes fell -3% versus comparative data for March 2019, but reduced airline capacity levels saw the ‘dynamic loadfactor’ and prices remain ‘relentlessly high,’ according to the latest market data from industry analysts CLIVE Data Services and TAC Index.

Electric vehicle market share set to exceed 50% from 2033, battery demand to plateau at 20 TWh in mid-2040s
Electric vehicle market share set to exceed 50% from 2033, battery demand to plateau at 20 TWh in mid-2040s

AJOT | March 31, 2021 | Energy News | Alternative | By The Numbers

The market penetration of electric vehicles is increasing rapidly as a result of the accelerating energy transition, and demand for batteries is expected to skyrocket going forward for both transportation and grid storage.

Rystad Energy’s daily market comment from our Oil Markets Analyst Louise Dickson

AJOT | March 31, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

The oil market is still playing a guessing game today as to what supply policy OPEC+ will set out at tomorrow’s meeting, but the $64 per barrel Brent price signals that traders expect a cautious approach from the alliance.

Rystad Energy’s daily market comment from our Oil Markets Analyst Louise Dickson

AJOT | March 30, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Oil prices declined on Tuesday as the reopening of the Suez Canal route relieved the vessel congestion and ensured that oil supply will flow again to Europe without extreme delays for deliveries.

Robots could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs, save billions in drilling costs by 2030
Robots could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs, save billions in drilling costs by 2030

AJOT | March 29, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Even when the Covid-19 downturn is finally past us, operators will have to continue exploring new avenues for cost reductions to be better equipped to withstand future market declines.

Rystad Energy’s daily market comment from our Oil Markets Analyst Louise Dickson

AJOT | March 29, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

The blockade at the Suez Canal caused oil prices to build up at the end of last week, as many tankers were stuck and prevented from resuming course.

China ports container volume rises 35.5% in February of 2021
China ports container volume rises 35.5% in February of 2021

AJOT | March 29, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | By The Numbers

Ningbo Containerized Freight Index decrease in March

Oil falls as Suez ship partially refloated, market weighs demand

Bloomberg | March 29, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

Oil retreated as salvage teams partially refloated the giant vessel that has been blocking the Suez Canal, and traders weighed the impact of renewed lockdowns on global demand before an OPEC+ policy meeting.

Utilities continue to increase spending on the electric transmission system

AJOT | March 26, 2021 | Energy News | By The Numbers

Annual spending by major U.S. electric utilities on the U.S. electric transmission system has increased from $9.1 billion (2019 dollars) in 2000 to $40.0 billion in 2019

Rystad Energy’s daily market comment from our Vice President Oil Markets Paola Rodriguez Masiu

AJOT | March 26, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

The oil market is swinging wildly from gains to losses and gains again this week, a clear sign of the uncertainty that the Suez Canal blockade and European lockdowns are creating.

AJOT’s Top Fifty North American 3PLs 2021
AJOT’s Top Fifty North American 3PLs 2021

George Lauriat | March 22, 2021 | Logistics | By The Numbers

3PLs – Adapting to the times

Rystad Energy’s daily market comment from our Oil Markets Analyst Louise Dickson

AJOT | March 18, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

The oil price ‘super’ cycle rhetoric is finally getting a bit of a reality check. The negative sentiment was kicked off by doubts in Europe over the AstraZeneca vaccine, and was ossified by the nearly 2.4 million-barrel crude build in US crude inventories.

Less electricity was generated by coal than nuclear in the United States in 2020
Less electricity was generated by coal than nuclear in the United States in 2020

AJOT | March 18, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers

U.S. coal-fired electricity generated totaled 774 million megawatthours (MWh) in 2020, which is less than both natural gas-fired (1.6 billion MWh) and nuclear-powered generation (790 million MWh), according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly.

Renewables spending set for new record in 2021, luring service suppliers as oil and gas gap narrows
Renewables spending set for new record in 2021, luring service suppliers as oil and gas gap narrows

AJOT | March 18, 2021 | By The Numbers

Capital expenditure for renewable energy projects is set for a new record in 2021, a Rystad Energy analysis shows, forecast to reach $243 billion, and narrowing the gap with oil and gas spending, which is projected to be relatively flat this year at $311 billion.

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