The National Agency for Geospatial Intelligence (NGA) under the US Department of Defense began looking for a contractor to provide him with information on oil reserves in different countries of the world. Americans are interested in data on the largest exporters and consumers of “black gold”.
The agency has compiled and published a list of countries that interest it. It includes the Russian Federation. In addition to her, the list included Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil, Iran, Venezuela and Angola.
The main goal of the American intelligence organization is to reinforce analytical data with information from other sources about oil reserves, its movements, trade operations, storage capacity, prices, and other commercial information.
NGA expects to regularly monitor the situation in more than 20 thousand oil storage facilities around the world. Under favorable weather conditions, the agency expects to receive information about the degree of their filling four times a month in absolute volume values (barrels or cubic meters), as well as a percentage of the total storage volume. The physical parameters of the objects must also be known, that is, their height and radius.