ARA tank storage market

TSM: The Dynamic Storage Sector

27 February 2017 


Global oil markets are changing rapidly. Markets are specifically dynamic for European players where competitive pressures are highest. In what way will tank storage markets in the ARA region be influenced? How will profitability be impacted for tank terminals operating in the petrol, middle distillates and fuel oil segments?

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TSM: The Dynamic Storage Sector

How can Tank Terminal Companies make any profits?

1 January 2016 

PJK International has made a detailed study of the ARA Tank Terminal Market. It focuses on the central issue of profitability for storage companies in the ARA-region.

This FREE eBook gives an outline of the study for promotional purposes. The integral study became available at the end of February 2014 and has been updated till the end July. With this study market participants are able to make more justified strategic and commercial decisions and as a result gain an advantage over competitors.

This eBook covers among others the following themes:

  • European Refining Dynamics
  • Russian & Far East fuel oil flow
  • US Refining Renaissance
  • Tank Storage Capacity Developments
  • Storage Rates

How can Tank Terminal Companies make any profits?


TSM: More Pain to Come

1 September 2014 

Negative demand factors and overinvestment in ARA tank storage markets have put storage rates under pressure in more or less all oil product segments. The baseline outlook is that demand will further weaken, keep storage – and occupancy rates and as a result profitability of the ARA tank storage market under pressure

Learn more about the global supply and demand drivers that influence ARA tank storage markets.

TSM: More Pain to Come


31 May 2012 

This article contains information about current market fundamentals and their link to oil futures forward curves. Forward curves and demand for tank storage capacity are indisputably linked.

Commodities like oil are different from other asset classes in the sense that an embedded timing option is present in storable commodities. Oil product forward curves are the thing to watch when you are interested in tank storage and inventories.

TSM: Oil Futures Forward Curves


TSM: Current Contango Future Predictions

1 March 2015 

The recent slide in oil prices has turned the petroleum industry upside down. Global oil markets became oversupplied in the course of 2014 due to the steady increase of US light tight oil (LTO) output and the economic slowdown in many economic regions worldwide.

With OPEC choosing to defend market share instead of balancing markets this situation persisted. The result has been a fall in oil prices of 61% between July 2014 and mid-January 2015.

Because of oversupply generally speaking the oil price forward curve has switched from backwardation into contango, which makes access to storage infrastructure profitable for physical oil traders.

TSM: Current Contango Future Predictions

Impact on Marine Fuel Consumption

14 January 2015 

Fuel oil demand is set to drop this year, but what does this mean to terminal operators? In January 2015 new legislation will come into effect which will restrict fuel oil consumption in Emission Control Areas (ECA) for marine vessels.

This article explores the likely impact of this piece of legislation and expected future environmental legislation on fuel oil consumption, trade flows and storage markets.