Third Party Data – Orbital Insight

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Orbital Insight Energy provides access to global and regional crude oil volume estimates, monitoring over 5 billion barrels of oil storage capacity across more than 25,000 tanks. 

The data covers 48-months of historical storage site, country and regional level measurements as well as 49 regions, including OPEC and China.

Orbital Insight produces regional estimates ahead of IEA (International Energy Agency) and EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) surveys, including data for:

  • United States, aggregated by PADD region
  • OECD reporting regions: Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Non-OECD reporting regions: China, Russia, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa

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About the Datasets

Orbital Insight uses data science and advanced statistical methods to yield analytic volumetric estimates and information about oil storage tanks. The datasets map a vast range of global coverage including :

  • China and its provinces (e.g. Shangdong, Zhejiang, Beijing, Anhui)
  • OPEC and all of its member nations including Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela
  • U.S. Total includes PADD 1, PADD 2, PADD 3, PADD 4, PADD 5 and Cushing
  • OECD Europe includes all European member OECD countries that Orbital Insight tracks: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom

Key Benefits

  • Global Coverage: 49 regions to obtain 48-months of historical storage site analytic volumetric estimates at country and regional level.
  • Daily Data Updates: Global crude estimates are delivered on a daily cadence and are provided on a T-1 basis.
  • Market Transparency: Gain analytic volumetric estimate visibility into opaque oil storage regions globally, such as OPEC and China.

Product Delivery

Orbital Insight’s time series output includes the estimated daily volume of oil (in millions of barrels) aggregated at the country, region or global level, and the corresponding date of the estimate. The time series can be viewed and downloaded via CSV through CME DataMine.

About Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight Inc. develops geospatial data analytics to help its clients unlock societal and economic trends at a global scale. They source petabytes of satellite, drone, balloon and other unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) data.

Using computer vision and machine learning technologies, Orbital Insight processes and interprets the volumetric estimate data to create intelligence enabling businesses, governments and NGOs to make better informed decisions.