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Freight

Turbulent seas for the VLCCs

May 19, 2022

In this insight, Vortexa examines the current status-quo for VLCC rates, and provides an outlook of whether the repositioning to the Western hemisphere can prove to be supportive in the months to come.

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May 18, 2022
Oil & Gas
Angola
Asia
China
Crude
Europe
Middle Distillates
Russia
West Africa
insights

West African crude exports to China continue to decline in May, following multi-year lows in April.

May 17, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Gasoline
India
Refining
Russia
South Korea
US
insights
refined products

Record diesel cracks have fostered supplies, visible in strong exports from Asia, the Middle East and the US. Also Russian diesel exports to Europe are stable at a high level. Accordingly markets are cooling and the focus shifts to gasoline and crude.

May 16, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week has now come to a close and to mark this occasion, last week Vortexa invited Jack Green, Team Great Britain Double Olympian, athletics coach, and mental health advocate, to speak about his own experiences.

May 12, 2022
Oil & Gas
Africa
Asia
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Freight
Gasoline
India
Refining
South Korea
US
insights
refined products

As the global diesel shortage rises, the world looks to Asia's spare refining capacity for additional supplies. In this insight, we assess how much relief Asia can realistically offer in the near-term.

May 12, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Diesel
Fuel Oil
Gasoline
Jet Fuel
Naphtha
OPEC
Refining
Russia
Sanctions
Saudi Arabia
UAE
VGO
refined products

In this insight we shed light on the diverging trends emerging for crude and refined products loadings from OPEC+.

May 10, 2022
Freight
CPP / Clean
Diesel
East of Suez
Export
Freight
Gasoline
Insight
LR1
LR2
MR tankers
Naphtha
refined products

Clean tanker rates in the East of Suez have remained at a high level despite erratic demand in the region. The main driver of this situation lies on the supply side. In this insight we dive into the dynamics behind rates in the East, and link the chain of events to trace the freight rate trajectory.

May 10, 2022
Market Report
Market Report

China's slowdown in refinery runs has seen its onshore crude inventories building strongly, whilst VLCC tonne-mile demand in the East of Suez has come under immense pressure. More Russian Urals could be finding a home in China in the weeks ahead.

May 5, 2022
Oil and Gas
China
Covid
Crude
Insight
Iran
Mideast Gulf
Russia
US
West Africa
margins
refinery

As China's crude import appetite slows, crude producers are now competing for a smaller pie. Who will be the winners and losers in this race?

May 4, 2022
Oil and Gas
Diesel
Europe
Export
Gasoline
Insight
Latin America/South America
Refining
Russia
SPR
margins
refined products
spare capacity

PADD 3 diesel exports surged in April as import demand strengthened from key consumers in Latin America and Europe - the latter seeking to progressively reduce its reliance on Russian supply. PADD 3 exports rose despite stronger domestic diesel demand, once again underlying the growing global competition for diesel.

May 3, 2022
Oil and Gas
Diesel
Europe
Export
Gasoline
Insight
OPEC
Refining
Russia
SPR
refined products
spare capacity

Europe has sucessfully made first steps in scaling back Russian oil imports and resupplying from other sources. But only about one third of the diesel challenge has been managed so far, already leading to record pricing. Global refining is severely constrained.

Apr 28, 2022
Oil and Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Freight
Gasoline
Insight
MR tankers
Russia
Transatlantic
US

MR tankers in the Atlantic are facing a bumpy road after the first week of April, mainly driven by tonnage oversupply. However, the return of transatlantic gasoline demand could act as a deus ex machina and stage a revival for freight rates on both ends of the Atlantic Basin.

Apr 27, 2022
Oil and Gas
Aframax
Crude
Europe
Insight
Russia
SPR
Sanctions
Suezmax
US
VLCC
oil supply

US crude/condensates exports to Europe are rising in April as the continent pivots further away from Russian supplies. As exports to Europe rise, so too are volumes loaded onto larger tankers, possibly indicating the start of a longer term trend.

Apr 26, 2022
Oil and Gas
China
Crude
Europe
Insight
Russia
SPR
Sanctions
oil demand
oil supply

Russian crude oil exports are rising strongly in April, adding pressure on oil prices on top of China's Covid nightmare and SPR release. But a number of factors speak for a renewed tightening of markets.

Apr 22, 2022
Market Report
Market Report

This special report details an in-depth overview of Russian crude and product exports, with a focus on crude oil and how recent surprising trends are impacting the shipping industry.

Apr 21, 2022
Oil and Gas
Asia
Europe
Fuel Oil
Insight
Middle East
Russia

Global fuel oil prices are set to strengthen over the coming months being faced with a double whammy of rising demand and tight supplies. A crucial wildcard here is how much Russian fuel oil will find a home which could help alleviate the global supply shortage.

Apr 20, 2022
Market Report
Market Report

This latest exclusive report goes into detail regarding the ramifications of Iran's crude and condensate exports, with perspective on the shipping industry and fleet growth.

Apr 20, 2022
Oil and Gas
Asia
CPP / Clean
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Freight
Insight
LR2
MR tankers
Middle East
Russia
Tonne-miles
US
inventories
refinery

India's diesel exports set a record-high in March, as traders in the west snapped up every available barrel offered in the market. We weigh in on whether this export level is sustainable going forward.

Apr 19, 2022
Event Highlights
China
Crude
Diesel
Event News
Freight
Fuel Oil
LNG
OPEC
Russia
STS
VLCC

On the 19th April, Vortexa's Market Analysis team came together to discuss oil & gas market dynamics in an environment of unseen uncertainty.

Apr 13, 2022
Freight
Aframax
CPP / Clean
Crude
Europe
Freight
Insight
LR1
LR2
MR tankers
Russia
Suezmax
Tonne-miles
VLCC

As we move into the second quarter of this year, we analyse the effects of recent developments on the tonne-mile demand of crude and clean tanker fleets.

Apr 12, 2022
Oil & Gas
Aframax
Baltic
Black Sea
China
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Freight
India
Insight
Russia
Suezmax
VLCC
oil supply
refinery

In this insight we examine the diverging trends in the flows of Russia's flagship crude grade Urals, when loaded in the Baltics versus Black Sea.

Apr 7, 2022
Freight
Aframax
CPP / Clean
Crude
DPP / Dirty
Diesel
Europe
Freight
Insight
Russia
Suezmax
oil supply

Russian overall oil exports are on a declined path, while crude exports are stable. European resupply needs and volatility/risk are supporting freight rates, while so far we do not see unusual dark shipping activity.

Apr 6, 2022
Oil and Gas
Asia
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Insight
Jet Fuel
LNG
Middle East
US
oil supply
refinery

Growing sanctions on Russia raise the question of re-supply to Europe. We take a look at the Middle East, which based on its size would be promissing, but flow trends suggest otherwise.

Apr 6, 2022
Oil and Gas
Asia
China
East of Suez
Europe
Insight
Jet Fuel
Middle East
PADD 1
PADD 3
PADD 5
South Korea
US
refinery

A jet fuel supply crunch in the US and Europe is drawing long-haul barrels from the East, but supplies are capped at a time when refiners are maximising diesel yields and entering into planned maintenance.

Apr 4, 2022
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.

Mar 31, 2022
Freight
Asia
Baltic
Black Sea
East of Suez
Freight
Insight
PADD 3
Russia
Suezmax
VLCC
WAF

In this insight we revisit Suezmax performance versus competing vessel classes at key regions in the aftermath of the Russian invasion.

Mar 30, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
East of Suez
Europe
Export
Gasoline
Insight
Latin America/South America
Middle East
PADD 1
PADD 3
Russia
US
WAF
Windward
refined products

As we enter the start of driving season for the Atlantic Basin, we have already seen refined product cracks rise to historical highs in both the US and Asia markets which have boosted global seaborne gasoline loadings to a 24-month record for March. Looking forward, high crude runs in a few selected regions could be the factor to cool gasoline cracks and refining margins somewhat.

Mar 29, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Export
Insight
Russia
Sanctions
Ukraine
Urals
oil demand
oil price
oil supply
refined products

Russian oil exports are increasingly struggling, given the strong dependence on "unfriendly countries". IEA's call of 2.5-3mbd crude supply losses looks plausible but is at loggerheads with range-bound oil prices.

Mar 25, 2022
People & Culture
People & Culture

We sat down with Chrizanne Minnie, an Executive Assistant, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what qualities are needed to succeed at Vortexa and how she would really sum up our company culture...

Mar 24, 2022
Oil & Gas
Aframax
Asia
Crude
Europe
Insight
Russia
STS
Sanctions
Ukraine
Urals
VLCC

Russian crude exports from the Baltic and Black Sea are now showing a clear redirection away from Europe. In this insight we explore the magnitude of this shift and where these crude cargoes are heading to instead.

Mar 23, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
DPP / Dirty
East of Suez
Europe
Fuel Oil
Insight
Russia
Sanctions
US
Ukraine
secondary feedstocks

Dirty products are the first energy exports out of Russia showing clear signs of declines. And there are good reasons for it, as well as relevant knock-on effects, including higher prices and Russian production shut-ins.

Mar 22, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
CPP / Clean
Diesel
East of Suez
Freight
Insight
LR1
LR2
MR tankers
Russia
Sanctions
Ukraine
Vessel Availability

Following up on our APAC Webinar, we are answered questions on Russian oil exports, and the implactions on European and Asian crude and product flows, as well as repercussions for clean and dirty shipping.

Mar 22, 2022
Event News
CPP / Clean
China
Crude
Diesel
Event News
Freight
Naphtha
Oil & Gas
Russia
Tankers
Webinar
inventories
refined products
refinery

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.

Mar 17, 2022
Freight
Asia
CPP / Clean
Diesel
East of Suez
Freight
Insight
LR1
LR2
MR tankers
Russia
Sanctions
Ukraine
Vessel Availability

While crude rates are falling from the peaks reached following the Russian invasion in Ukraine, CPP tanker rates continue their rally, especially in the Eastern hemisphere. In this insight we will analyse the drivers which have triggered this development.

Mar 16, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
Europe
LNG
Natural Gas
Russia
Sanctions
Ukraine
inventories

The EU has made the bold claim that a 100 bcm reduction of Russian gas can be achieved this year. LNG will need to play a leading role in this effort. The question remains whether Europe’s LNG infrastructure can keep up.

Mar 15, 2022
Oil and Gas
Asia
Diesel
Europe
Insight
Russia
oil demand
oil supply
refinery

More Russian diesel may stay in European markets than initially thought, even though many buyers are staying away from cargoes for now. But key buyers are making up for this, limiting unusual outflows to Asia so far.

Mar 11, 2022
People & Culture
People & Culture

We sat down with Chaïm-Wijnberg, our Growth Lead, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what Chaïm keeps an eye out for when searching for new hires, how he sums up our company culture and what day-to-day life really looks like…

Mar 10, 2022
Oil and Gas
Asia
China
Crude
Europe
Freight
Insight
Russia
VLCC
inventories
oil demand
oil price
oil supply
refinery

As the US and UK join a growing list of trading and refining companies in abandoning Russian oil barrels this week, the repercussions of an increasingly starved global oil market will deal a hard blow on Asia's economy.

Mar 9, 2022
Freight
Aframax
Asia
Crude
Europe
Freight
Insight
Russia
Suezmax
VLCC
oil demand
oil price
oil supply

Following the recent news of sanction placements as well as the oil and freight price behaviour over the past few days, we give a brief update on the fate of crude tanker markets, which looks ominous for shipowners. 

Mar 8, 2022
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Crude
DPP / Dirty
Diesel
Insight
Natural Gas
Russia
oil demand
oil price
oil supply

Oil prices are set to rise strongly, as Russian supplies to the market are getting delayed or cancelled down the line. We try to give an overview on crucial factors for rebalanced the market in unchartered territory.

Mar 3, 2022
Freight
Aframax
Asia
Black Sea
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Freight
Insight
LR1
North Sea
Russia
US
Urals
VLCC
West Africa

In the face of mounting challenges to trade oil from Russia, Vortexa conducts a scenario analysis to evaluate how a change in the flow landscape could impact Crude & CPP tanker demand.

Mar 2, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Freight
Iran
Med
North Sea
Refining
Russia
Saudi Arabia
US
Urals
West Africa

In this insight we examine the pros and cons of some key grades that could see/are seeing a boost in demand as European buyers shy away from Russian crude.

Mar 1, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Freight
Fuel Oil
Insight
MR tankers
Naphtha
Russia
Transatlantic
Ukraine
refinery
secondary feedstocks

From an oil and shipping point of view, the Russia/Ukraine war may curtail or merely rerout the flows of Russian oil barrels, or even keep them largely unchanged. The importance of diesel may even top crude, with limited alternatives speaking for continued Russian-European trade.

Mar 1, 2022
People & Culture
People & Culture

We're excited to welcome Natasha Adams as our new Chief Marketing Officer. Natasha has an exceptional track record in launching innovative technologies into global products and services deployed amongst major multinational corporations and empowering companies to utilise brand equity to disrupt, succeed and remain relevant in fiercely competitive markets.

Feb 24, 2022
Event News
Crude
Event News
Freight
Fuel Oil
Gasoline
Insight
Jet Fuel
LPG
Naphtha
OPEC
Oil & Gas

Vortexa were proud to host the Energy Market Update 2022 this week, as a pre-IE Week celebration event to bring together industry leaders, held in a hidden venue in Mayfair, London.

Feb 24, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Europe
Freight
Gasoline
Insight
Land storage
Libya
MR tankers
PADD 3
Transatlantic
US
refinery

European refiners' thirst for light-sweet crudes has propelled sweet crude premiums in recent weeks. As these premiums continue to test historical highs, it raises questions as to whether product prices are catching up fast enough to support this price momentum.

Feb 23, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
East of Suez
Europe
Freight
Insight
Middle Distillates
Middle East
PADD 3
Russia
Sanctions
US
refinery

In this insight we analyse the main factors tightening European diesel supplies and driving backwardation to multiyear highs.

Feb 21, 2022
Freight
CPP / Clean
Europe
Freight
Gasoline
Latin America/South America
MR tankers
PADD 3
Transatlantic
US
refinery

How CPP dynamics has shaped the MR freight market on the Atlantic as well as what is in store for the region in the short to medium term?

Feb 17, 2022
Crude
Event News
Freight
US
VLCC

From the 26-28 January, Vortexa partnered with Argus to present at the Argus Crude Live online conference, alongside industry leaders.

Feb 16, 2022
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
Insight
Latin America/South America
PADD 3
Transatlantic
US
refined products
refinery

As we witness US gasoline cracks moving toward levels matching 2021 highs, a year hit by severe unplanned supply problems and high refined product demand we can expect to see only further limitations to supplies as spring refinery maintenance ramps up across the globe and demand is set to grow for all refined products in a world emerging from the pandemic.

Feb 15, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
Crude
Insight
US
refined products
refinery

The global refining industry is facing immense challenges in ramping up runs. With Asia and Europe's refiners entering maintenance season, and current product inventories near historical lows, the market could see more tightness looming ahead.

Feb 11, 2022
People & Culture
People & Culture

We sat down with Michael Ita, Commercial Manager - Shipping, 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...

Feb 10, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Europe
Insight
Middle East
OPEC
Russia
US
West Africa
oil price
oil supply

In this insight, we will drill into the details of export trends among the most important sweet crude producers for the global market.

Feb 9, 2022
Oil & Gas
Americas
Asia
China
Crude
Europe
Insight
Middle East
US
inventories

Global crude inventories are at one of the lowest levels historically after a significant draw last year. Will this trend continue or is an inflection coming?

Feb 8, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
China
Gasoline
Import
India
Insight
Refining
SE Asia
oil demand
refined products

The Omicron variant is sweeping through Asia fast and furious. How much impact has it had on Asia's oil demand so far?

Feb 2, 2022
Freight
CPP / Clean
China
Diesel
Freight
Gasoil
India
Insight
PADD 1
PADD 3
Tankers

Surging diesel prices have been at the forefront of market news in recent weeks. Can clean tanker markets benefit from this pricing trend?

Feb 1, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
Europe
LNG
Natural Gas
Russia
Sanctions
Ukraine
inventories

European LNG imports reach record highs in January, leaving less than 20% of free import terminal capacity - too little to cope with further losses of Russian gas.

Jan 27, 2022
Freight
Asia
Freight
LPG
LR2
Mideast Gulf
Naphtha
US
VLGC
Vessel Availability
petrochemicals

In this insight we’ll analyse the main drivers behind the decline on naphtha and LPG freight rates drop as well as what's in store for the future.

Jan 26, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
Crude
Diesel
Europe
LNG
Russia
Sanctions
refined products

In this insight we examine the reprcussions and motivations behind Europe and/or the US applying sanctions to Russian energy

Jan 25, 2022
Oil & Gas
China
Crude
Import
Refining
SPR
backwardation
inventories
outlook

Global crude liftings are falling short of meeting demand in spite of OPEC+ efforts, and the latest trend is furthermore going in the wrong direction.

Jan 21, 2022
People & Culture
People & Culture

We sat down with Sabrina Gross, Head of Customer Success, 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...

Jan 20, 2022
Freight
CPP / Clean
Crude
Deliveries
Diesel
East of Suez
Freight
LR2
OPEC
Suezmax
VLCC

Vortexa will make a recap of the key takeaways of crude tanker CPP voyages, while giving a view of whether this trend is sustainable in 2022.

Jan 19, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
OPEC
Refining
backwardation
oil supply
outlook
spare capacity

Global crude liftings are falling short of meeting demand in spite of OPEC+ efforts, and the latest trend is furthermore going in the wrong direction.

Jan 18, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Middle East
Refining
backwardation
outlook

Growing diesel tightness globally is fueling a rise in diesel cracks and a widening of the market backwardation. With refinery runs capped by high operational costs and upcoming maintenance activities, the diesel market could tighten further in the weeks ahead.

Jan 13, 2022
Oil & Gas
Covid
Crude
Jet Fuel
OPEC
Refining
backwardation
inventories
oil demand
oil price
oil supply
outlook

Omicron: pre-emptive supply cuts & resilient demand draw stocks and lift prices

Jan 13, 2022
Company News
Company News
Insight

Today, Vortexa is proud to launch the world’s most complete data and analytics for global onshore crude inventories, enabling commodities traders and analysts to gain the fastest and most accurate view of global supply and demand balances.

Jan 12, 2022
Freight
Aframax
Asia
Black Sea
China
Crude
Freight
Mediterranean
Suezmax
Tankers
insights

Vortexa analyses flow developments in the Mediterranean, assessing the impact on freight rates and inferring on what lies ahead.

Jan 11, 2022
Oil & Gas
Asia
China
Crude
Diesel
Export
Gasoline
Import
Jet Fuel
Oil & Gas
insights
refined products

China issued the first batch of crude import and product export quotas to refiners this year at around 10% and 55% lower than last year’s respectively, signaling its commitment towards further consolidating the refining sector.

Jan 6, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Ecuador
Europe
Export
Libya
Middle East
OPEC
Russia
Saudi Arabia
US
VLCC

Global crude exports ended 2021 on a high, driven by higher volumes from key OPEC Middle East producers, the US and Russia.

Dec 31, 2021

A year in review through the eyes of Vortexa's Lead Freight Analyst, Arthur Richier.

Dec 22, 2021
Freight
Aframax
Crude
Europe
Freight
Gasoline
MR tankers
US
Vessel Availability
refinery

Transatlantic rates reached an annual high recently, however are now easing. Vortexa is attempting to analyse the reasons behind this decline and whether this trend will resume.

Dec 21, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Diesel
Europe
Gasoline
LPG
Middle East
Naphtha
petrochemicals
refinery

Asian refiners find silver linings in the current market dynamics despite a looming threat from the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

Dec 16, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Europe
Gasoline
Middle East
Naphtha
Natural Gas
US
hydrogen
petrochemicals
refinery

Naphtha flows have seen strong volatility, especially for US sources barrels. Surging European imports and falling loadings are linked to hydrogen economics. The current lack of inflows is boosting cracks.

Dec 15, 2021
Event News
Crude
Event News
Freight
Oil & Gas
VLCC
Webinar
refined products

In this special webinar, Vortexa’s Market Analysis team came together to analyse where the global markets stand in the road to recovery and what challenges, opportunities and risks are waiting around the corner in 2022.

Dec 14, 2021
Freight
Aframax
CPP / Clean
Crude
DPP / Dirty
Europe
Freight
Freight Rates
LR2
Middle East
Oil & Gas
Russia
Tankers
Tonne-miles
US

In last year’s freight forecast Vortexa described 2020 as one of the most volatile years on record. 2021 saw a more tepid year, with freight rates overall languishing at their lowest levels in years. Vortexa forecasts what 2022 has in store for freight markets.

Dec 10, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Data Engineer? We sat down with Arthur Degonde to dig deeper into what energises him most about working at Vortexa, what he really thinks of the company culture and what qualities are needed to succeed...

Dec 9, 2021
Oil & Gas
Aframax
CPP / Clean
Crude
Europe
LR2
Middle East
Natural Gas
Oil & Gas
Russia
US
refined products
refinery

Vortexa analyses competitive advantages of different refining setups and concludes from product export data that refiners in oil producing countries are currently outperforming plants in consuming nations thanks to feedstock costs.

Dec 8, 2021
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Crude
DPP
Europe
LNG
Natural Gas
Oil & Gas
Russia
US
refined products

As geopolitical tensions mount around Russia-US relations, we take stock of the former nation's role in supplying oil and gas.

Dec 7, 2021
Oil & Gas
Asia
Europe
LPG
Middle East
Propane
US
VLGC

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

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
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
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
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
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...

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