31.03.16. Crude oil exports from the US Gulf Coast picked up again mid-March 14 after a 10 day lull, according to Genscape.
Since 14 March, about 4.8 million barrels of waterborne shipments have been loaded at Gulf Coast terminals bound for Japan, France, UK, Spain, and The Netherlands. The last shipment bound for Canada was loaded in St James, LA, on 4 March 2016.
Despite these additional destinations, Gulf Coast export rates have decreased, the analyst firm says. As of 25 March, exports have averaged 176,000 bpd so far in 2016. In 2015, exports (primarily to Canada before the export ban was lifted) averaged 211,000 bpd. New pipeline connectivity to Eastern Canada via Enbridge’s 300,000 bpd Sarnia (ON) to Montreal (QC) Line 9 pipeline, might have lessened the need for Gulf Coast waterborne shipments to Eastern Canada.

31st March 2016