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Oil & Gas

Flow highlights: Tight supply continues to support prices across the board

Sep 20, 2021

OPEC+ crude exports strongly disappoint with the exception only of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. On products, lofty prices are inciting spikes in flows, but available volumes may not be enough.

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Sep 16, 2021
Oil & Gas
Brazil
Chile
China
Diesel
Gasoline
Latin America/South America
PADD 3
STS
South Korea
Transatlantic
WAF
mexico
refined products

Latin America has been a key importer of road transportation fuels in 2021. However fundamentals, seasonality and shipping indicators are signaling that the demand pull may be behind us.

Sep 15, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
China
Gasoline
Naphtha
South Korea
refined products

With the US driving season having come to an end, a pillar of support also breaks away for Asian gasoline cracks. But regional fundamentals and strong petchem operations are set to keep gasoline cracks supported.

Sep 15, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Market Report
Oil & Gas

China’s crude trade flows continue falling trend as crude imports from the Middle East & Africa diverge, while crude imports from Americas & North Sea ease. At the same time, clean product imports and fuel oil imports are falling and trending lower as typhoon disruptions further dampen arrivals. Can China turn things around?

Sep 13, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We're excited to welcome Sabrina Gross to Vortexa as Head of Customer Success. Sabrina’s deep understanding of how to nourish customer relationships and transform transactional remote interactions into personalised engagements will significantly contribute to Vortexa’s continued success as global growth rapidly accelerates.

Sep 9, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Diesel
Europe
Freight
Latin America/South America
Middle East
PADD 1
VLCC

As diesel strengthens against gasoline in the Atlantic Basin, will East of Suez diesel exports dampen the flames or will diesel continue to strengthen in the next six months?

Sep 8, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
East of Suez
Freight
OPEC
Suezmax
VLCC
West Africa

West African crude exports fell to a record low in August, underlying the acceleration of a structural decline that can be traced back to back to early 2020.

Sep 7, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report
Oil & Gas

Oil & gas prices and diffs remain buoyed across the board. Crude and refined products are kept alive by supply limitations in the form of outages, strategic decisions and structural issues. LNG and LPG meanwhile run from record to record, helped primarily by strong demand for power, petchem and final consumption.

Sep 6, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

An extensively experienced Marketing, Sales and Operations leader, Sam will unlock immeasurable value for the market participants as Vortexa’s leading AI technology continues to advance and scale at unprecedented speed.

Sep 2, 2021
Freight
East of Suez
Freight
Gasoil
LR2
Middle East
Suezmax
VLCC
West Africa

As CPP volumes on crude supertankers decline, Vortexa analyses the main factors of this occurrence and provides a view on the future of VLCC and Suezmax clean maiden voyages. 

Aug 31, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report
Oil & Gas

We're seeing clear and strong indications that the demand repercussions have been substantial over recent months, but also some signs of hope with improved activity in India and Japan in August.

Aug 31, 2021
Data Science & Tech
Data Science
JavaScript
Technology
VorTECHsa

How scaling vertically can make horizontal scaling achievable.

Aug 27, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Atin Kapur, Managing Director, APAC to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Aug 26, 2021
Oil & Gas
APAC
Europe
LNG
Power
South America
Summer

After dramatic start to 2021, one might have expected a more settled summer LNG market. However, several key factors have generated some of the most interesting few months in the market. Vortexa reviews these developments to distil key drivers and emerging trends across the global LNG markets. 

Aug 25, 2021
Event News
Crude
Event News
Oil & Gas
refined products

On the 24th August, Vortexa's US Team discussed Vortexa’s proprietary data and utilising it to anticipate what’s next for time spreads, locational arbs and product differentials.

Aug 25, 2021
Freight
Europe
Far East
LPG
LR1
LR2
Middle East
Naphtha
Oil & Gas
Tonne-miles

Firm naphtha demand and discount to LPG prices has boosted naphtha volumes. At the same time LR2 tankers are involved in trades of other products, letting LR1 to gobble up market share out of the Middle East.

Aug 24, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report
Oil & Gas

Our cross-barrel flow review reveals some shortcomings on the supply side that underpin markets, especially for crude, LNG and LPG. As for transportation fuels, a growing amount of indicators points at renewed bouts of oversupply, with the Delta variant weighing on demand, leading to higher seaborne supplies.

Aug 20, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Lead Engineer? We sat down with Andrea Gerino to discover whom he collaborates with most in the company, what he likes best about the company culture and what his path was to joining Vortexa...

Aug 19, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Crude
East of Suez
Europe
Non-OPEC
OPEC
Oil & Gas
US
refinery

The WTI market is set for structural weakness as rising West of Suez demand is more than offset by drastic policy changes in China and rising Middle Eastern supplies.

Aug 18, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Crude
Diesel
Fuel Oil
Gasoline
Jet Fuel
Oil & Gas
Russia
West Africa

China issued a third batch of crude import quotas last week, but limited quotas will keep crude imports subdued for the rest of the year, which is further reinforced by a soft domestic demand outlook and limited product export quotas.

Aug 17, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report
Oil & Gas

Gasoline was the leading contributor to refining margins ever since mid to late Q1 2021. In this report we will look at the chances of whether and how long gasoline can continue to outperform, specifically as opposed to the other main motor fuel, diesel.

Aug 16, 2021
Oil & Gas
LPG
Mideast Gulf
Propane
US

Hurdles increase for LPG exports from the US while supplies from the Middle East have yet to reach fruition.

Aug 13, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Christos Hadjinikolis, a Senior Software Engineer to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Aug 11, 2021
Freight
China
Crude
Far East
Freight
Import
India
SE Asia
Tonne-miles
VLCC

China’s contribution to crude tonne-miles has dwindled year-to-date according to Vortexa freight data as the country continues to decrease crude imports. Other nations have stepped in to fill the void as our data shows.

Aug 10, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report
Oil & Gas

Read our latest briefing to gain insights into the key issues currently driving global oil and gas markets. Hot topics include: weakness emerging in China's crude oil imports, the impact of OPEC+ on freight markets and the mixed fortunes for clean petroleum product markets in the Atlantic Basin.

Aug 10, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
China
Export
Insight
Oil & Gas
Video
refinery

As we witness global naphtha cracks continuing strength since the spring, we can see that seaborne naphtha imports carry on their impressive recovery. Strong flows are expected to continue on the back of firm petrochemical demand East of Suez and European gasoline blending.

Aug 6, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Marketing Manager? We sat down with Theresa Leong, who heads up the marketing in APAC, to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, what she really thinks of the company culture and what qualities are needed to succeed...

Aug 5, 2021
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
East of Suez
Export
Freight
Gasoline
Import
Insight
MR tankers
Naphtha
Oil & Gas
Russia
refinery

As we witness global naphtha cracks continuing strength since the spring, we can see that seaborne naphtha imports carry on their impressive recovery. Strong flows are expected to continue on the back of firm petrochemical demand East of Suez and European gasoline blending.

Aug 5, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report
Oil & Gas

Global imports of oil & gas have hit a 2021 low in July, but surging exports imply hopes for a much better future. We review July flows on a product and region basis and conclude that solid signs are in place for a more pronounced recovery.

Aug 4, 2021
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Crude
DPP
Export
Gasoline
Insight
Oil & Gas
Russia
refinery

Russian seaborne crude and clean products have undergone a significant decline in July. We examine the key factors driving this shift, including rising pipeline flows and a tightening domestic gasoline market.

Aug 2, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what life looks like at Vortexa for the Head of Application Development? We sat down with John-Robert Granell to dig deeper into what qualities make a department head successful, what inspired him to join the team and what advice he has for people hoping to come onboard...

Jul 29, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Australia
China
Diesel
Freight
Insight
Oil & Gas
South Korea
VLCC

Asia’s diesel/gasoil exporters are facing growing headwinds in moving barrels to the West. Despite the challenges, Asia's diesel/gasoil balances have been moderated by three key drivers – China’s slowing exports, robust regional demand and newbuild VLCC arbitrage – maintaining regional cracks stable.

Jul 29, 2021
Oil and Gas
Americas
Asia
Chile
Diesel
East of Suez
Freight
Gasoline
Latin America/South America
MR tankers
Middle East
PADD 3
US
VLCC
West Africa
mexico

Latam imports of gasoline & diesel are enjoying a demand surge with volumes arriving from as far away as the East of Suez to fulfill hefty import requirements. However, despite higher volumes of clean products headed towards Latam over July, MR tanker US Gulf - Latam remained relatively unchanged, as a fair chunk of the inflow was supplied from West Africa.

Jul 28, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report
Oil & Gas

Making a journey across all segments of the barrel, we discover quite some bullish elements in recent seaborne trade flows. Especially, the very light end of the barrel - from LNG over LPG and naphtha to gasoline - is seeing various spots of strength, that do mutually reinforce each other, frequently in West vs East of Suez plays.

Jul 23, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Full Stack Engineer? We sat down with Valeriia Shmyhlo to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, what she really thinks of the company culture and what qualities are needed to succeed...

Jul 22, 2021
Freight
Crude
Far East
Freight
Middle East
OPEC
US
VLCC
West Africa

Is the OPEC+ output increase considered glad tidings or a false hope for the VLCC market? 

Jul 21, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
India
Latin America/South America
Middle East
Oil & Gas
PADD 3
Russia

As global diesel loadings rise amid lagging demand, we explore how the supportive factors in the physical diesel market are not enough to withstand the pressure of a product in oversupply.

Jul 20, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report

Only as of July and against the backdrop of the OPEC impasse have exports out of the Middle East increased. Additional volumes are desperately needed as seaborne crude exports have barely picked up so far The US is leading the global demand recovery but even there the picture is blurred. Chinese oil industry dynamics have slowed downed substantially so far this year and with latest regulatory changes this is set to persist. Other main markets only 40% of the about 8mn b/d loss in seaborne liquid oil trade have been recovered so far. Fresh demand hopes and some actual recovery are set to emerge in the coming months, but they also face now supply-side additions after OPEC+ has come to an agreement.

Jul 16, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Marketing Manager? We sat down with Erin Rosenstein to discover whom she collaborates with most in the company, what her path was to joining Vortexa and how she would describe our company culture...

Jul 15, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report

High sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) cracks this month are likely to skip its seasonal Q3 rise for the second consecutive year, weighed down by ample supplies and high crude prices. Amid the current weakness in bunker demand, HSFO has found growing demand in two other markets in recent weeks – as secondary feedstocks for refining and in power generation.

Jul 15, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
Middle East
OPEC
Suezmax
VLCC

With OPEC+ going through a standoff concerning the future production policy, a spike in crude exports in early July raises eyebrows. We investigate how sustainable this development is likely to be.

Jul 14, 2021
Freight
Aframax
CPP / Clean
Far East
Freight
LR2
Naphtha

What are the dynamics behind this dirty-to-clean shift and what is the impact on the product and crude tanker markets?

Jul 14, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Crude
Diesel
Gasoline
Insight
Jet Fuel
OPEC
Oil & Gas
Russia

A series of domestic policy changes and market headwinds in recent months has upended China’s refining industry, putting a tight lid on the country’s crude imports and product exports. Vortexa sheds light on evolving trends in the country's crude imports and product exports.

Jul 14, 2021
Company News
Company News
Insight

Energy traders and analysts can now easily access Vortexa’s real-time global energy analytics app on The Bloomberg Terminal via the Bloomberg App Portal. Bloomberg Terminal users will be able to access past, present and future global energy flows of Crude, LNG, Biofuels, Gasoline, Diesel, Fuel Oil, Jet, Naphtha and many others - powerful leading indicators of price movements and key for identifying trading opportunities.

Jul 12, 2021
Event News
Event News
Freight

On the 8th July, Shipping Professional Network of London (SPNL) hosted an industry leading panel with Freight Analytics Partner, Vortexa, to areas of the maritime industry that have been impacted by growing analytics and what further changes we can see coming.

Jul 9, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Julia Langerak, a Product Marketing Lead, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones she has had at Vortexa, and what she really thinks of our company culture...

Jul 8, 2021
Freight
Far East
Freight
LPG
Naphtha
US
VLGC

Despite a really strong, unseasonal LPG price hike, VLGC rates are following a different path. Vortexa attempts to shed a light on this divergent pattern. 

Jul 8, 2021
Company News
Company News
Insight

Former ExxonMobil Global LNG Analytics Lead, Felix Booth joins Vortexa as its new Head of LNG to build the next generation of LNG analytics.

Jul 7, 2021
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
Insight
LPG
Naphtha
Transatlantic
US

Vortexa uses flows data to illustrates how strong gasoline demand combined with steep petrochemical demand feedstock is driving up the demand for naphtha, making refiners max light end yields at the expense of middle distillate.

Jul 2, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Talent Acquisition Manager? We sat down with Andrew to discover what he looks out for when speaking to potential candidates, what qualities are needed to shine at Vortexa and what type of person is best suited to our company culture...

Jul 1, 2021
Freight
Aframax
CPP / Clean
Crude
Freight
Freight Rates
Insight
LR2
MR tankers
Suezmax
Tankers
VLCC

Vortexa summarises the trends and dynamics that prevailed in the crude and product tanker market throughout Q2 2021

Jun 29, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
Insight
Middle East
Non-OPEC
OPEC
US
oil price

Vortexa looks deeply into oil shipments with strong visibility especially into the more opaque corners of the market to evaluate at the status quo of the oil demand recovery and evaluate if there is good reason for OPEC+ to be hesitant in unleashing oil supply onto the market. 

Jun 25, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with People Change & Operations Manager, Jess Dealey, to find out what inspired her to join Vortexa, what advice she has for people hoping to join and what she really thinks of our company culture...

Jun 24, 2021
Oil & Gas
APAC
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Insight
LNG
Latin America/South America
Middle East
Pakistan
STS
US

Vortexa evaluates if the current large volumes of seaborne diesel on the water are a demand pull or a supply push from refineries as they max out gasoline production.

Jun 24, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Internationally experienced technology commercial executive Christopher Nathan joins as Vortexa’s new Chief Revenue Officer as global growth continues to accelerate.

Jun 23, 2021
Freight
CPP / Clean
Crude
Freight
Freight Rates
Insight
Middle East
Tankers
Tonne-miles
VLCC

Oil prices are on the rise and a $100 barrel of crude doesn’t seem as far fetched as it did a few months ago. The implications of crude reaching this strong, symbolic price are wide-ranging, especially when it comes to freight markets. Will OPEC+ step in and will this fuel a tanker market rally?

Jun 22, 2021
Oil & Gas
APAC
CPP / Clean
Europe
Insight
Jet Fuel
US

Vortexa data shows global jet fuel flows still remain well below pre-Covid norms, with little sign of a meaningful demand recovery so far this summer. Flows heading to key demand centres in Europe and Asia remain flat, but the US is proving to be a rare bright spot for import activity.

Jun 22, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Communications Executive? We sat down with Emma Boyle to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, what she really thinks of the company culture and what qualities are needed to succeed...

Jun 18, 2021
Oil & Gas
ARA
CPP / Clean
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Gasoline
Insight
Mediterranean
Transatlantic
US

Vortexa shows diverging trends for crude arrivals heading to key Atlantic Basin buyers.

Jun 18, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

In celebration of Pride month, Vortexa invited special guest Tony McCaffery, Founder and Managing Director of Diversity Co; the home of equity, diversity and inclusion consultancies to share his own experiences as a queer and mixed-race person of colour living with disabilities. We asked Tony to further educate us on the subject of intersectionality and most importantly, to articulate how best we can actively support LGBTQIA+ communities.

Jun 17, 2021
Company News
Company News

Vortexa Freight Analytics is set to become the critical decision tool for shipping market players to identify, capture and optimise trading opportunities at unheard levels of speed, accuracy and foresight.

Jun 16, 2021
Freight
Freight

Vortexa has launched a suite of brand new Freight Analytics features so charterers, ship owners, analysts and traders can make high-stakes strategic freight decisions with confidence and seize lucrative opportunities before others.

Jun 16, 2021
Freight
Freight
Insight
LNG
Latin America/South America
Middle East
South America
US

Despite encouraging LNG pricing fundamentals, freight rates could plateau on the back of thinning US exports, reduction in tonne-miles and an influx of LNG carrier tonnage.

Jun 15, 2021
Oil & Gas
APAC
China
Crude
Freight
Insight
Venezuela
tax

A flood of diluted bitumen cargoes has rapidly filled up storage tanks in Shandong, as traders and refiners scrambled to offload the cargoes before the consumption tax on diluted bitumen imports kicked in on 12 June. With this new tax in place, independent refiners are expected to cut back on diluted bitumen and raise Malaysian crude blends and fuel oil imports to meet their feedstocks requirements.

Jun 11, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Arthur Richier, a Senior Freight Analyst to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Jun 10, 2021
Freight
CPP / Clean
Crude
East of Suez
Europe
Fleet Distribution
Insight
LR2
Tankers
Tonne-miles

The OPEC+ announcement to stick to an increase in supply of crude has to date failed to kickstart a morose market. Using Argus Media pricing and Vortexa flows and freight data, we explore whether the expected second half of the year rally is due to materialise.

Jun 10, 2021
Data Science & Technology
Data Science
Pandas
Python SDK
Technology
VorTECHsa

This article is for engineers who use Apache Parquet for data exchange and don’t want nasty surprises.

Jun 10, 2021
OIl & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Freight
Gasoline
Insight
New York
PADD 1
PADD 3
US

As European gasoline and blending component imports dominate seaborne flows into PADD 1, we take a look at if this could be the beginning of a long term structural change. We also explore other points of gasoline resupply into PADD 1.

Jun 9, 2021
Data Science & Technology
ARA
Crude
Data Science
Europe
Oil & Gas
Python SDK
Technology
VorTECHsa

On the 27th May, Product Specialist Amy Lees and Machine Learning Engineer Christos Hadjinikolis analysed the quality of crude imported into the ARA region, a key refining hub in Northwest Europe, using Vortexa’s Software Development Kit (SDK). This blog investigates further into their methodology.

Jun 7, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
CPP / Clean
DPP
Europe
Insight
US
refinery

May saw arrivals of crude and products in West of Suez surging, while East of Suez markets disappointed across the barrel. There is room for improvement, but low crude activity merits caution. 

Jun 4, 2021
Freight
Asia
Insight
LPG
PADD 3
Panama
Tonne-miles
US
VLGC
Vessel Utilisation

North American LPG shipments to Asia may come at a higher price this summer due to multiple forces pressuring the economics of the trade.

Jun 4, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Sebastian Prowse, a Senior Shipping Specialist to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Jun 2, 2021
Freight
Aframax
Crude
Europe
Fleet Distribution
Insight
Suezmax
Tankers
Tonne-miles
US
Vessel Utilisation

Cheaper Suezmax freight rates led to increased employment for US - Europe flows. Will this trend continue amidst a positive environment for European crude imports?

Jun 2, 2021
Oil & Gas
APAC
China
Diesel
Freight
Gasoline
Insight
South Korea
tax

China’s new consumption tax on imports of mixed aromatics and light cycle oil (LCO) is about to turn the tides of its domestic supply and exports of gasoline and diesel/gasoil. Downside risks on MR tanker demand looms ahead.

May 28, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Conor Stone, a Product Specialist based in the Americas, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

May 27, 2021
Event News
Event News
Python SDK
Technology
VorTECHsa

In this webinar, Vortexa’s industry experts Amy Lees, Product Specialist and Christos Hadjinikolis, Senior Software Engineer, explored how to effectively use the SDK to interrogate extensive cargo movements data and analysed clear trends in the quality of the crude slate going into ARA.

May 27, 2021
Freight
Europe
Far East
Insight
LPG
LR1
LR2
Latin America
Naphtha
Tankers
Tonne-miles
Vessel Utilisation

Elevated naphtha exports from Europe supported long-haul voyages in favour of LR2 tankers. Yet, will this trend contribute to uplift LR2 freight rates?

May 26, 2021
Freight
Americas
Crude
Europe
Far East
India
Insight
Middle East
Suezmax
Tankers
VLCC
Vessel Utilisation

Declining volumes towards the Far East limits tanker demand, but long-haul voyages to India keep VLCC and Suezmax tanker utilisation in balance.

May 26, 2021
Oil & Gas
Baltic
Europe
Fuel Oil
Gasoline
Insight
Middle East
PADD 3
US
VGO

US Gulf Coast imports of fuel oil and VGO are climbing as the region’s refiners respond to rising US gasoline demand.

May 21, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a DevOps Engineer looks like at Vortexa? We sat down with Gabriel Uliano to discover what energises him most about his role, whom he collaborates with, and what day-to-day duties really involve...

May 20, 2021
Oil & Gas
Africa
Brazil
Crude
Europe
Insight
Mediterranean
US
West Africa

Atlantic Basin crude/condensate departures (including intra-country movements) totaled 21.2 mn b/d in April, the highest, albeit marginally, since May 2020. 

May 18, 2021
OIl & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Freight
Gasoline
Insight
New York
PADD 1
PADD 3
US

As the US Colonial pipeline system restarts after its historic outage and panic buying subsides in the East Coast and Southeastern markets, we look towards waterbourne gasoline cargos to solve the regional stock imbalances.

May 17, 2021
Freight
Asia
Crude
India
Insight
Suezmax
VLCC
refinery

Vortexa data shows at least 12mn bbl of crude has been delayed in discharging into key ports along India’s west coast, following the arrival of Cyclone Tauktae.

May 14, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with William Holeman, a Lead Market Analyst in the Americas, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

May 13, 2021
Company news
Company News
insights

Jacques Gabillon revealed as Vortexa's new Chairman, succeeding VAKT CEO Etienne Amic, and Energy Innovation Capital becomes a new investor as global growth surges.

May 12, 2021
Freight
Crude
Diesel
Gasoil
Insight
LR2
Suezmax
UK
VLCC
West Africa

An ailing crude market has driven charterers to employ newbuild crude tankers for East-to-West of Suez CPP cargo transits, adversely impacting LR2 demand.

May 11, 2021
OIl & Gas
Export
Import
Insight
LNG
Transatlantic
US

Vortexa outlines how supply and demand dynamics appear to be improving for LNG markets in a supportive price environment

May 11, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Former ExxonMobil Trader, Michael Ita and Former Energy Intelligence Head of Business Development, Fedor Moisseyev join Vortexa’s EMEA commercial function as global growth continues to surge.

May 10, 2021
OIl & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Freight
Gasoline
Insight
New York
PADD 1
PADD 3
US

Should the Colonial Pipeline network remain down for more than a few days, East Coast and Southeastern markets will start to see supply hiccups and related price spikes.

May 10, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Raising awareness of mental health has never been more critical. Vortexa has been looking back at how the pandemic shaped our attitudes towards discussing mental wellbeing and what new practices we have implemented as a result. We also sat down with Work and Happiness Coach Natasha Chatur, to gain expert insight on how we can all foster resilient coping mechanisms when undergoing stress or anxiety.

May 7, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a People Operations Specialist looks like at Vortexa? We sat down with Dominika Wojcik to discover what energises her most about her role, whom she collaborates with, and what day-to-day duties really involve...

May 6, 2021
Event News
CPP / Clean
DPP / Dirty
Event News
Freight
Fuel For Thought
Fuel Oil
Gasoil
Gasoline

On the 6th May, our Analyst team came together to discuss the Clean Petroleum Products (CPP) and Dirty Petroleum Products (DPP) market in light of recent global events.

May 6, 2021
OIl & Gas
China
Crude
Diesel
Insight
refinery

China's crude imports have slowed in April. A rebound in Q3 is faced with headwinds as refiners look to draw down their stockpiles amid elevated crude prices.

May 5, 2021
OIl & Gas
DPP
Europe
Fuel Oil
Insight
Latin America/South America
Middle East
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's imports of dirty petroleum products are strengthening as the country gears up for peak summer demand.

May 5, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Internationally experienced oil and gas sales expert Atin Kapur to head up Vortexa’s Singapore office as Managing Director as APAC growth continues to surge after the recent $19M Series B funding round.

May 2, 2021
OIl & Gas
Asia
Crude
Diesel
Export
Gasoline
Import
Insight
Naphtha
Transatlantic
US
refined products
refinery

Vortexa outlines how naphtha has had a strong demand recovery but increasing demand for road fuels gasoline and diesel could incentivise refiners to adjust their yields to make less naphtha.

Apr 30, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Phuc Nguyen, a Lead Site Reliability Engineer, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what success really looks like in his role...

Apr 29, 2021
OIl & Gas
CPP / Clean
Crude
DPP / Dirty
Freight
Oil & Gas
Tankers
Tonne-miles

Claims from top trading houses and research analysts that oil demand is set for a roaring comeback as soon as this summer has divided market experts. Vortexa weighs in.

Apr 28, 2021
Event News
Event News
Freight
Oil & Gas
Past webinar

On 27th April 2021, industry leaders and expert analysts from Vortexa, ZE PowerGroup, Argus Media and Windward discussed the rise of analytics and their impact on freight and energy markets.

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