Capture untapped opportunity in the downstream sector

Expand your view of downstream market dynamics with regional refining market perspectives and scenario-based outlooks on crude and product prices, margins, balances, and flows. Our integrated offerings uncover the key drivers and trends shaping downstream oil markets, and our in-depth global and regional outlooks and custom analysis provide you with the insights you need to make informed, forward-looking decisions in the downstream sector.

Understand major market changes in global downstream oil

The global downstream oil market is undergoing major changes brought on by the fall in oil price, evolving regulations on sulfur in marine bunker fuel, and the continued expansion of Asian economies. We provide context around these developments and offer insights on how such changes will impact global and regional refining utilization, crude and product balances, and trade flows.

Test drive your own assumptions

We utilize multiple market scenarios in addition to our reference case, incorporating sensitivities for key market conditions and the resulting impact on flows, balances, prices, and margins. In addition to our standard scenarios, flexible planning capabilities enable us to run alternatives, tailored to your own view on the market.


Refinery Reference Desk

Expand your understanding of the downstream sector with the Refinery Reference Desk, a comprehensive resource that explains industry terminology and concepts, and the Petroleum Blog.



Global Downstream Model

Tool simulating downstream market fundamentals such as crude and product flows, refined product supply and demand, and refining utilizations


Tool providing scenario-based crude and product price outlooks based on refining economics

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July 2018

In full swing: North America’s crude prices and changing takeaway capacity

The first half of 2018 saw crude production continuing to rise in North America, particularly in the Permian and Western Canada. US crude exports are also on the rise, which would indicate a positive outlook for North America’s crude market overall. However, ample production growth and constrained takeaway capacity have combined to create a tight market with big discounts.

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