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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Planning for Tomorrow: PIRA’s 5 Year Outlook for Crude Oil and Refined Products Markets 
This recently released multi-client study brings together PIRA’s global energy analysis, models, and forecasting intelligence to provide a comprehensive, internally consistent outlook for oil industry planning and market research. It covers in great detail conventional liquids, the rapidly growing volume of alternative fuels, and refined-product markets, in addition to placing oil demand and supply in the context of all other fuels and the specific characteristics of each end-use — both from a global perspective as well as by key regions and countries. This demo is an excerpt from a WebEx workshop that explains the study’s key assumptions, analysis and conclusions.


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.


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.


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