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Saudi oil shipments to Motiva Refinery

  • 1.  Saudi oil shipments to Motiva Refinery

    Posted 22 days ago
    As I'm typing this Saudi Aramco has roughly 30 VLCCs carrying roughly 50,000,000 bbls of crude destined for their wholly owned Motiva Refinery in Texas.  This is the largest refinery in the US with a capacity of processing 607,000 bbls of crude.  There is enough crude waiting to be unloaded from Saudi Oil Fields to supply Motiva for 82 days.  Even though they have cut back on production in accordance with the OPEC + agreement the wide open crude flows to our shores have increased.  

    This is not only an attack on the American Producer it is a direct attack on landmen, drilling crews and frack crews.  Saudi Aramco, a state owned oil company along with all of the other state owned oil companies in OPEC + would like nothing more than to kill the American Independent Producer and put every oil and gas worker in the unemployment line.  Aramco views the American market as theirs and is taking action to render our infrastructure useless and put our skilled workers in bankruptcy.  

    I just have one comment, why isn't the United States Federal Government slapping tariffs against state owned Aramco for dumping crude on the American market?  


  • 2.  RE: Saudi oil shipments to Motiva Refinery

    Posted 21 days ago
    You should let Representative Dan Crenshaw know immediately.

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    Ann Hebert
    Houston TX
    (281) 598-5920
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  • 3.  RE: Saudi oil shipments to Motiva Refinery

    Posted 19 days ago
    I copied and pasted this information to my U. S. Congressman Louie Gohmert, who represents the areas of Longview, Lufkin, Marshall, Nacogdoches, and Tyler.  This is a HOMELAND AREA for so many Landmen and producers.  I hope that every one of you will do the same.  His information is:

    Washington D. C. office:  2267 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    T (202)225-3035
    F (202) 226-1230
    866-535-6302

    Tyler Office
    1121 ESE Loop 323, Ste 206
    Tyler, TX 75701
    T (903) 561-6349
    F (903) 561-7110

     House Natural Resources Committee:

    Rep. Gohmert currently serves as the Republican Leader of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. 

    The Committee on Natural Resources considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation, and oceanography.

    Please send some form of communication to Rep. Gohmert NOW so he knows we are all aware of this enormous problem and expect results.

    Respectfully to all my fellow Landmen,
    Linda Johansson
    ljohansson2018@gmail.com
    (Landman since 1979)



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    Linda Johansson
    Independent
    Nacogdoches TX
    (936) 234-9541
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  • 4.  RE: Saudi oil shipments to Motiva Refinery

    Posted 21 days ago
    Thanks Gary. I'm glad you brought this up. It has been troubling me too.

    This is a huge threat to USA energy independence, and our national security. We already rely on the Saudi's to run Motiva and If the Saudi's manage to cripple our domestic production, we are forced to rely on them for supply too.

    For those of you who don't know, Motiva is the largest refinery in North America, 5th largest in the world.

    Motiva was a 50–50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company (the wholly owned American subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell) and Saudi Refining Inc. (controlled by Saudi Aramco). In 2017, Shell sold their interest to their Saudi partner.

    Excerpts from this CNBC Article below:
    Analytics firm TankerTrackers.com said on 4/17 that Saudi Arabian oil exports to the U.S. more than doubled from February to March as oil prices crashed.

    TankerTrackers, which uses satellite tracking of VLCCs - the vessels that transport crude - says that Saudi crude shipments to American ports went from an average of 366,000 barrels per day (bpd) in February to 829,540 bpd in March - a multiple of 2.27.

    TankerTrackers said that satellite tracking indicates 1.46 million barrels per day of Saudi oil shipped to the U.S. in the first two weeks of April - a figure that would mark four times February's daily volume and the highest figure since 2014.

    According to Saudi state oil producer Aramco's website, the company was loading 15 tankers for its international customers on April 1 - the day a previous OPEC production cut agreement with its oil-producing allies, OPEC+, expired - supplying the tankers with a record 18.8 million barrels in a single day.


    Pumping record volumes and bragging about it, as the Pandemic crushed oil prices: 
    https://www.saudiaramco.com/en/news-media/news/2020/breaking-record

    They link a video sowing them fill the tankers, check it out.  Crazy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fDXifuBl-IDfFPOzCq1QKNqXp6_BLvWt/view

     



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    Dominic Pallone
    Vice President of Land & Acquisitions
    Petroshale (US), Inc.
    Denver CO
    (303) 570-9256
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  • 5.  RE: Saudi oil shipments to Motiva Refinery

    Posted 21 days ago
    Gary, thank you.  I have been wondering the same thing, especially last month when there was no storage, yet the Saudi's brought record amounts of crude to their Motiva Refinery.

    This is an attack against Landmen and United States Energy independence.

    For those of you who don't know, Motiva was a 50–50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company (the wholly owned American subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell) and Saudi Refining Inc. (controlled by Saudi Aramco). In 2017, Shell sold their interest to the Saudi's.  This was a move by the Saudi's to keep their hooks in the US market share, ensuring the Saudis could keep bringing their oil to the USA (to their own refinery).  Motiva is the largest refinery in North America, 5th largest in the world.

    Motiva Wikipedia Page

    • Analytics firm TankerTrackers.com said on Friday, 4/17, that Saudi Arabian oil exports to the U.S. more than doubled from February to March as oil prices crashed.
    This is back on 4/1 when the Saudi's boasted about "...breaking records to supply 15 tankers with over 18.8 million barrels of oil"
    https://www.saudiaramco.com/en/news-media/news/2020/breaking-record

    A video Aramco shot here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fDXifuBl-IDfFPOzCq1QKNqXp6_BLvWt/view

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    Dominic Pallone
    Vice President of Land & Acquisitions
    Petroshale (US), Inc.
    Denver CO
    (303) 570-9256
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  • 6.  RE: Saudi oil shipments to Motiva Refinery

    Posted 19 days ago
    Saudi has been jerking our change since 1973.  They need a strong message that it will not work anymore .

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    Grant Rice
    GFR Land Services LLC
    Houston TX
    (281) 381-6000
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  • 7.  RE: Saudi oil shipments to Motiva Refinery

    Posted 19 days ago
    ​OK, Gary. I submit that the solution is not to necessarily to apply tariffs to Saudi crude imported to US refineries but to replace those cargoes with US WTI going forward, perhaps.

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    J. King CPL
    JPMorgan Chase
    Dallas TX
    (214) 965-2952
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  • 8.  RE: Saudi oil shipments to Motiva Refinery

    Posted 18 days ago
    Bravo!!!

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    Michelle Smith
    VP Land
    The Quiat Companies
    Denver, CO
    720 723 2770
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