Demonstration Page
to PIRA Portal

Many of PIRA's services are now "portal"-based or feature audio-visual deliverables. Using PIRA Online, clients can access these custom-designed interfaces where they can easily navigate among reports and data on a specific topic, as well as execute (and save) complex data queries or view slideshow presentations with accompanying audio. To see a demonstration of how these services work and how to best capitalize on their features, please click on the links below to launch a specific demonstration.


North American Crude by Rail Study: The Outlook for Capacity, Costs and Constraints 
The rapid growth of crude oil production in parts of North America with less than adequate pipeline takeaway capacity has led to significant volumes of crude moving to high-value markets by rail and other means. Rail movement of crude is not a simple supply chain; it is complex, often including trucking from the field to loading points, rail movement to an unloading point, unloading to barges or pipelines, and final movement to a refinery. Over the next five years, different portions of this chain will experience quite different economic pressures. This multi-client study (to be released in April 2013) explains in detail the issues related to capacity, costs and constraints of each leg of this complex supply chain, consistent with PIRA's outlook on prices and volumes through 2017.


World Refinery Data Portal 
PIRA's World Refinery Data Portal encompasses nearly every refinery and associated process unit in the world, providing regular updates and an historical archive for each facility. The Portal features extensive data on: Refinery Capacities, by unit and configuration, both for historical periods and for future projects, along with detailed ownership history; Refinery Crude Runs, with histories broken out into major crude grade categories; and Refinery Outages, providing both historical and anticipated refinery-by-refinery monthly outage data. In addition, users are able to include their own estimates of refinery outages using the Portal’s Scenario Manager.


World Energy Demand Forecast Portal 
Reflecting its tradition of exhaustive data-gathering and high quality analysis and forecasts, PIRA has made a series of recent enhancements to its proprietary world energy demand model, which is a significant part of the foundation of how PIRA develops its price forecasts. Now, the demand data that are derived from this model are available to clients via PIRA online. Users of the World Energy Demand Forecast Portal have access to the most comprehensive database of its type in the world, covering energy demand at its most detailed and “granular” level — some 2 million data points.


World Oil Supply Data Portal 
PIRA proudly introduces the World Oil Supply Data Portal, a powerful, first-of-its-kind resource that delivers PIRA’s latest forecasts of global liquids supply through a newly designed Web portal. WOS users can: access PIRA's forecast, including assumptions on disruptions, maintenance, and spare capacity in 150+ countries; view specific components of supply, such as shale crude, deepwater, condensate, NGLs, biofuels, etc.; garner insight into production and spare capacity forecasts by quality or user-defined ranges of API, sulfur, TAN, and 650+ values; filter results by region, country, states/provinces, and plays (where available); and easily download custom reports for further user manipulation.


Oil Product Trading Analyzer (OPTA) 
OPTA is an online research tool for products traders that provides the latest detailed market analysis, light product balances, and prices for petroleum products in the U.S. and Europe. It features current and historical data for production, stocks, demand, exports, and imports, along with PIRA’s latest assessments of refinery margins and turnarounds. OPTA provides access to current contract prices for futures, cracks, and spreads; moving-average analysis; Commitment of Traders statistics; and even a first-of-its kind worldwide arbitrage model.


Oil Trade Flow Portal 
PIRA’s Oil Trade Flow Portal provides detailed, interactive balances and trade flows for crude and major refined products, both short-term and long-term. Accessible through PIRA Online, the portal provides user-defined data tables, broken out into 13 distinct regions, on refinery product production/yields, crude production/runs, product demand, net inter-regional trade flows, and inventory changes.


LNG Portal Demonstration 
PIRA’s Global LNG Service provides a comprehensive analysis of global LNG supply, demand, prices, spot trade, netbacks, and arbitrage, as well as a wide-ranging database, weekly scorecard, monthly outlook, and special features on the longer-term global LNG market.


Greenhouse Gas Emissions Service 
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Service combines PIRA’s experience and understanding of the underlying greenhouse gas emissions fundamentals (involving fuel choices, technology developments and economic growth) with an assessment of the existing and prospective policy-making drivers of global emissions markets. The portal provides data, forecasts and timely insights into existing markets (primarily the European ETS) as well as offset markets being developed in response to Kyoto and other domestic/regional initiatives around the globe (U.S., Canada, Japan, etc).


Global Biofuels Service 
The Global Biofuels Service portal provides analysis of the commercial aspects of the global market by monitoring mandates, incentives, demand, supply, capacity, prices, raw materials and market structure in countries with bioethanol and biodiesel programs. The service focuses on the key areas of the U.S., Brazil and Europe and includes an analysis of other markets as well. Emphasis is placed on reviewing historical U.S. biofuels prices and manufacturing economics and projecting future prices using PIRA’s crude oil and refined products forecasts.


Freight Market Outlook 
FMO features a monthly report that translates the key assumptions and flows in PIRA’s World Oil Market Forecast into an up-to-date oil transportation balance and freight rate outlook, allowing readers to anticipate changes in the availability and cost of tonnage for different vessel size classes and trades. Its accompanying portal provides easy-access historic and forecast data, analytical tools and other interactive features.


For more information about our portals, please contact us at