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LPG flood reaches Asia and Europe in December

Dec 7, 2021

In this blog, Vortexa attempts to assess Omicron’s impact on crude and product tanker markets.

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Dec 2, 2021
Freight
CPP / Clean
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Far East
Freight
Jet Fuel
LR1
LR2
MR tankers
Middle East
Naphtha
US
VLCC

In this blog, Vortexa attempts to assess Omicron’s impact on crude and product tanker markets.

Dec 1, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
LPG
OPEC
Russia
US
economy
oil demand
oil price
oil supply
refined products

Total oil and gas seaborne departures rose to record highs in November. We investigate the main contributors and drivers behind the rise.

Dec 1, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

In celebration of Movember, Vortexa raised over £6,000 in donations towards increasing awareness of men's physical and mental health problems. We sat down with some of our 'Motexans' to understand why this movement is so critically important to them and why discussing difficulties needs to be destigmatised.

Dec 1, 2021
Oil & Gas
OPEC
SPR
economy
oil demand
oil price
oil supply

Within a month the oil market has been turned upside down. A wave of seaborne oil & gas supplies emerged in November, helping to cool prices already ahead of Omicron's appearance.

Nov 26, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Joanna Campos, a Senior NGL/LPG Analyst, 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...

Nov 25, 2021
Freight
CPP / Clean
Freight
Freight Rates
Gasoline
LR1
LR2
MR tankers
Middle East
Tonne-miles
Transatlantic

Vortexa analyses the freight rate development of 4 vital CPP routes and investigates how the cross-vessel class dynamics could drive a domino effect on fleet repositioning.

Nov 23, 2021
Oil & Gas
SPR
economy
oil demand
oil price
oil supply

The Biden administration announced today a historical Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) release, but rather than cooling oil prices it led to a spike, at least in the short term.

Nov 23, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Europe
Gasoline
Naphtha
margins
refinery

Asia's gasoline cracks have staged a sharp correction in recent weeks. A shift in regional supply-demand dynamics has been the key driving force behind this.

Nov 20, 2021
Event News
Crude
Event News
Oil & Gas
VLCC
Webinar
refined products

As global market volatility continues to rock America and beyond, Vortexa’s Chief Economist David Wech and Senior Market Analyst Pamela Munger shared their expert insights on Crude and Clean Product supply and demand market dynamics and how to effectively manoeuvre operations to stride ahead of competitors.

Nov 18, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
China
Crude
Natural Gas
US
West Africa
oil price
oil supply
refinery

Asia’s imports of sweet crude oil are on track to rise sharply in November as the region’s refiners pivot buying activity, at least in part, to minimise elevated desulphurisation costs.

Nov 16, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
OPEC
oil price
oil supply
spare capacity

Seaborne crude oil supplies made a step higher in October and early November, as core OPEC+ suppliers hike exports. But this is not necessarily bearish as it exposes a lack of spare capacity.

Nov 12, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Stefan Mihaylov, a 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...

Nov 11, 2021
Freight
Crude
DPP / Dirty
Freight
Freight Rates
OPEC
Tonne-miles
Vessel Utilisation

A rally in rates throughout the month of October was logically followed by an increase in laden crude tankers as seen through Vortexa data. With the physical reality of low tonne-miles settling in however, it remains to be seen whether that rally still has fuel to run on.

Nov 10, 2021
Oil & Gas
Algeria
Australia
Canada
LPG
Middle East
Propane
US
petrochemicals

The global diesel market is tight and refinery supplies are struggling to keep up with rising demand, leading to a draw on inventories across key storage hubs.

Nov 10, 2021
Oil & Gas
ARA
Asia
Diesel
East of Suez
Europe
Russia
Singapore
South Korea
refinery

The global diesel market is tight and refinery supplies are struggling to keep up with rising demand, leading to a draw on inventories across key storage hubs.

Nov 9, 2021
Company News
Company News
Insight

Today, Vortexa has gone live with a new screen combining real-time supply and demand freight analytics with The Baltic Exchange’s pricing benchmarks.

Nov 4, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Gasoline
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
refinery

Calls on OPEC+ to raise crude supply faster than originally planned may not be the silver bullet some consuming nations expect as Vortexa data shows that OPEC+ sweet crude supplies are not keeping pace with sour barrels.

Nov 3, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
Gasoline
Non-OPEC
OPEC
US
refinery

Calls on OPEC+ to raise crude supply faster than originally planned may not be the silver bullet some consuming nations expect as Vortexa data shows that OPEC+ sweet crude supplies are not keeping pace with sour barrels.

Nov 2, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Crude
Diesel
Floating Storage
Land storage
refinery

China is now facing yet another dilemma of a diesel supply shortage, as the global natural gas tightness and sky-high coal prices are driving factories to turn to diesel power generators amidst rising seasonal diesel demand from other sectors

Oct 29, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

We sat down with Radu Ghitescu, 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...

Oct 28, 2021
Oil & Gas
ARA
Asia
Fuel Oil
Middle East
Russia
US
refined products
refinery

Fuel oil exports from Russia and other Former Soviet Union nations (FSU) are on track for a weak October, as ongoing refinery maintenance work continues to weigh on production and limits flows to key importers Netherlands, the US and Asia.

Oct 27, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Freight
Gasoline
Mediterranean
Middle East
Naphtha
US

The peculiarity of a global gasoline tightness even as the western hemisphere heads into winter and the seasonal rise in ethylene cracker runs in the east has led to an intensifying competition for naphtha molecules. Asia’s naphtha cracks are barreling to multi-year highs that show no signs of abating.

Oct 26, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Crude
Floating Storage
OPEC
Saudi Arabia
UAE
margins

Global gasoline cracks are soaring amidst growing market tightness. A cap on gasoline production and high blending costs could see cracks reaching regular 5-year highs this winter

Oct 22, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture
diversity

In celebration of Black History Month, Vortexa met with Leke Sholuade, Founder of Black Valley, to learn more about the challenges faced by black communities in today's society.

Oct 21, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Diesel
Europe
Gasoline
Jet Fuel
Naphtha
US
margins
refinery

Global gasoline cracks are soaring amidst growing market tightness. A cap on gasoline production and high blending costs could see cracks reaching regular 5-year highs this winter

Oct 21, 2021
Event News
Event News
Fuel For Thought

Vortexa Chief Economist, David Wech, and Lead Analyst, Jay Maroo, discuss the latest market insights derived from oil & gas flows.

Oct 20, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Europe
Gasoline
Naphtha
US
petrochemicals
refinery

Global gasoline cracks are soaring amidst growing market tightness. A cap on gasoline production and high blending costs could see cracks reaching regular 5-year highs this winter

Oct 19, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report

While oil & refining demand is set for a big jump higher, supplies are finally starting to pick up somewhat. But higher refinery margins will be required to meet product needs going forward.

Oct 14, 2021
Freight
Crude
Freight
Fuel For Thought
Fuel Oil
Insight
Scrubbers
Tankers
VLCC

Scrubber installations have shaped the employability and demand of VLCC tankers in a globally depressed crude freight market in 2021.

Oct 14, 2021
Company News
Company News
Insight

The Baltic Exchange pricing benchmarks are now accessible in conjunction with Vortexa’s market-leading analytics to provide a powerful combination for charterers, shipowners and freight analysts with the sharpest actionable insights available in the market.

Oct 13, 2021
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
East of Suez
Europe
Jet Fuel
Latin America
Middle Distillates
Power
US

The global middle distillate market looks finely poised for this quarter as we enter a period of seasonally higher diesel consumption in the Atlantic Basin and rising east to west shipments.

Oct 12, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report

We work out the reasons for the price rally, as well as the differences between oil and gas, concluding with perspectives for the next 6-12 months.

Oct 8, 2021
Event News
Crude
Event News
Oil & Gas
VLCC
Webinar
refined products

In this webinar, Vortexa’s Lead Analyst, Serena Huang, China Market Analyst, Emma Li, and Lead Freight Analyst, Arthur Richier, discussed some new opportunities and trading strategies that have evolved as a result of this new oil regime.

Oct 7, 2021
Freight
CPP / Clean
China
Crude
Europe
Freight
LR2
MR tankers
OPEC
Tonne-miles
VLCC

As the world tries to shake off the pandemic, Vortexa looks at top-level tanker demand trends to understand how the Crude and CPP markets have fared compared to the pre-covid period, the previous quarter and what is in store for the future.

Oct 6, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report

Interesting details in dirty markets emerge, with crude floating in the North Sea and fuel oil increasingly targeting power generation markets. Emerging signs of higher supplies in LNG, naphtha, and diesel may dampen the market at the margin.

Oct 5, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
China
Crude
Europe
Floating Storage
Johan Sverdrup
North Sea
VLCC

Puzzling trends are emerging in the North Sea crude market with Forties cargoes increasingly seen offshore UK, yet at the same time Johan Svedrup flows to Asia are poised to rise.

Oct 4, 2021
People & Culture
Company News
Insight

Vortexa is delighted to welcome David Wech as our Chief Economist. David's extensive experience across strategy execution, product development, supply and demand modelling, competitive market positioning, commodity analysis and pricing forecasts will provide immeasurable value as global growth continues to accelerate.

Oct 1, 2021
People & Culture
Insight
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Finance Analyst? We sat down with Michael Omoregbee to discover what qualities are needed to succeed, what day-to-day life looks like and what energises him most about being in his role...

Sep 30, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
China
Energy Crisis
Europe
Insight
LNG
Natural Gas

Unprecedented gas price surge in recent months has tilted United Kingdom into crisis mode, but the problem is spreading across Europe and the rest of the world.

Sep 29, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
China
Crude
Middle East
Non-OPEC
OPEC
Saudi Arabia
UAE

In this insight we explore the underlying trends for OPEC crude exports, highlighting the importance of Saudi Arabia and UAE in the producer group, and assess the impact of China's import activity.

Sep 28, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report

In spite of export hikes in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, a shortfall of crude and condensate supplies is becoming increasingly visible in various market metrics, including rising VLCC rates and North Atlantic Basin net-imports.

Sep 23, 2021
Freight
Asia
CPP / Clean
China
Crude
Decarbonisation
Diesel
East of Suez
Freight
Freight Rates
LR1
LR2
MR tankers
OPEC
VLCC
West Africa

Having one eye set to analytical insights and the other on industry events, Vortexa provides a brief outlook on the shipping industry’s future. It seems that the tanker sector will need to surf high and wild waves, both in the short and the long term.

Sep 23, 2021
Oil and Gas
CPP / Clean
Crude
Diesel
Freight
Gasoline
OPEC
US
VLCC
refined products
refinery

Vortexa provides an assessment of the impacts of hurricanes Ida and Nicholas on PADD 3 product and crude flows. Crude imports appear to be in for the greatest impacts. 

Sep 22, 2021
Event News
Crude
Event News
Freight
Oil & Gas
VLCC
Webinar
refined products

In this webinar, Vortexa’s Senior Freight Analyst Arthur Richier and Freight Analyst Ioannis Papadimitriou deep-dive into whether optimism for recovery is well-placed, or if market fundamentals are likely to falter and the carefully stacked house of cards is likely to topple. 

Sep 20, 2021
Oil & Gas
Market Report
Oil & Gas

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.

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.

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