News & insights

Stay on top of the waterborne oil & gas industry with Vortexa. Our insights share expert information from energy market analysts across the globe.

Feb 26, 2021
Event News
Fuel For Thought
Crude
Oil & Gas
oil price
Past webinar
Event News

Vortexa CEO Fabio Kuhn joined Bloomberg's IP Week panel discussion to discuss what demand recovery might look like across the commodities ecosystem in 2021, alongside leaders from Vitol, VARO Energy, and JP Morgan.

Feb 25, 2021

In this blog we analyse 4 anomalies in shipping routes that can signal of trading opportunities: tanker speed, areas of congestion, competitor movements as well as vessel routes and destination. 

Feb 24, 2021
Event News
Webinar
Freight
Event News

To kick off IP Week 2021, Reuters Events and Vortexa were proud to partner on the event 'Driving Freight Forward: A digital analytics roadmap to growing the freight markets of the future'  on 22 February 2021.

Feb 23, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Australia
Freight
Insight
refinery

Australia's Altona refinery closure is expected to raise the country's refined product imports, with supplies from Exxonmobil's Singapore refineries. MR tanker freight rates to receive support from additional demand for the route.

Feb 19, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Head of Finance, Planning & Analysis, Anish Patel to find out what inspired him to join Vortexa, what advice he has for people hoping to join and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Feb 17, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
ARA
Insight

European diesel/gasoil exports to PADD 1 in February are set to approach record highs seen in November amid tepid European demand and a cold snap in the US northeast.

Feb 12, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Full Stack Engineer? We sat down with Pawel Pietruszka to discover what winning qualities you need to succeed, what energises him most about his position and who he collaborates with most in the company...

Feb 11, 2021
Freight
People & Culture
Insight

$19 million Series B cash injection is accelerating Vortexa's product development and fuelling an international hiring surge across the board in Singapore, London and USA offices.

Feb 11, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Infographic
Insight
refined products

We put the spotlight on the key US crude and product net flows to watch.

Feb 10, 2021
Freight
Freight
People & Culture
Insight

Vortexa joins over 600 organisations who have signed the Neptune Declaration; a global call to action to urgently end the ongoing humanitarian crisis where over 400,000 seafarers are stranded at sea.

Feb 8, 2021
Event News
VorTECHsa
Event News
Technology
JavaScript

Lessons learnt from building a high volume data processing pipeline in Javascript, straight from the experts.

Feb 5, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with a Head of Services, Jakub Korzeniowski to find out what inspired Jakub to join Vortexa, what advice he has for people hoping to join and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Feb 4, 2021
Crude
Freight
Floating Storage
Event News

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

Feb 3, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
China
Oil & Gas
Asia
Naphtha
LPG
Insight

The cold snap in North Asia ensured steady LPG export demand throughout January even as US propane prices reached their highest levels in over two years.

Feb 2, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
Infographic
APAC
biodiesel
biofuels

Which regions will see the largest growth in new renewable diesel capacity additions in 2021? Our infographic details the top importing and exporting regions for biodiesel and feedstocks.

Feb 2, 2021
Oil & Gas

monashees led the financing round with the participation of all existing investors to accelerate Vortexa’s exceptional growth in the multi-$T energy and shipping industries.

Jan 29, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what it is like to intern as a PHD student at Vortexa? We sat down with Lucas Borgna to discover how his experience working as a Data Scientist unfolded, what he thought of our company culture and if he would ever want to return full time…

Jan 28, 2021
Market Report
Market Report

The oil tanker industry in 2021 will continue to face many of the challenges that made the previous year so volatile. We examine the key crude freight and storage market fundamentals to watch this year. 

Jan 28, 2021
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Europe
Russia
Asia
VLCC
Insight

ARA region's fuel oil exports have surged amid an influx of Baltic supplies, but limited arbitrage opportunities are proving to be a headwind for the market.

Jan 27, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Russia
Asia
Infographic
OPEC
Insight

What are some of the key crude arbs to watch in 2021? We highlight three crucial flows that will influence global oil markets this year.

Jan 27, 2021
Event News
Event News
Risk
Sanctions

On the 7th December, Vortexa are proud to be have been involved in the Tech in Commodities 2020, ran in conjunction with SWITCH 2020, delivering a panel with key industry leaders from Braemar ACM Shipbroking, Norden, and Windward

Jan 27, 2021
Company News
Freight
Company News

Vortexa are proud to announce membership of SPNL for 2021 as the Freight Analytics Partner.

Jan 22, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with a Sales Director looking after the US East coast region Will McIver, to discover what inspired him to join Vortexa, what some of his biggest milestones have been to date and what day-to-day life really looks like overseeing sales in such a critical region...

Jan 21, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Oil & Gas
Infographic
Insight
LNG

China's LNG imports have soared to record levels as a cold snap sweeps through the country. But a slow down in purchases have been seen in recent weeks, as importers turn away from sky-high premiums.

Jan 20, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Asia
Freight
Insight
LNG
Vessel Availability
Vessel Utilisation

The recent bonanza of exports enjoyed by LNG producers such as the US, fuelled by a demand crunch in Asia, has rippled through freight markets for LNG carriers.

Jan 19, 2021
VorTECHsa
Python SDK
Data Science
Technology

We launch a new functionality for the PythonSDK of embedding our notebooks in your browser, making it easier for users to run notebooks faster and seamlessly.

Jan 18, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Asia
Insight
LNG

US LNG producers are enjoying what is expected to be a short-lived bonanza as the confluence of depressed international liftings and colder than normal weather in Asia Pacific has recently boosted prices and arbs across gas markets.

Jan 15, 2021
Market Report
Market Report

The US is poised to become an even more important driver of global oil and gas markets in 2021. With this in mind, Vortexa's Market Analysis team have cherry-picked the key trends to keep on top of the course of this year.

Jan 15, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Digital Marketing Executive?! We sat down with Martyna Barysaite to discover what winning qualities you need to succeed, who she collaborates most with in the company and how she ended up working at Vortexa...

Jan 14, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Caribbean
Freight
Insight

Several gasoline and diesel cargoes have diverted away from the US East coast hub of New York Harbor so far this month, suggesting a current surplus in PADD 1 that could prompt prices to recede.

Jan 13, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
Russia
VGO
DPP / Dirty
DPP
Insight

Fuel oil and dirty feedstocks exports (DPP) to the US from the FSU region are on track to fall sharply in January, preliminary Vortexa data show.

Jan 8, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our APAC Lead Market Analyst, Serena Huang to discover what inspired her to join Vortexa, what some of her biggest milestones have been to date and what she keeps an eye out for when searching for new members to join her team...

Jan 7, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
Oil & Gas
Mideast Gulf
Europe
Asia
Insight

More CPC Blend could be sailing to Asia in Q1 2021 driven by demand weakness in Europe and tightening UAE crude supplies to Asian refiners

Dec 31, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Geospatial Data Analyst?! We sat down with Nat Day to find out what the first three things he does on a Monday morning are, which skills are needed to be successful and what his path was to joining Vortexa...

Dec 24, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Product Specialist?! We sat down with APAC's Rui Jie Teo to explore what success looks like, how a working week unfolds and what energises him most about his role...

Dec 22, 2020
Market Report
Market Report

Access the full suite of 2020 Vortexa special analytical reports that shone a light on key market trends and indicators across crude, refined products and freight markets. 

Dec 18, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Mideast Gulf
India
Asia
Naphtha
Insight

Asia’s growing naphtha demand has outpaced arbitrage supplies in December, but higher exports from key suppliers should cap further upsides on naphtha cracks.

Dec 17, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Insight

Real-time access of global oil tanker tracking data is key for more transparent and accurate oil market intelligence. Discover the key benefits tanker tracking offers to oil & gas industry players.

Dec 17, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Senior Trading Specialist, Cosmo Kedros to discover what inspired him to join Vortexa, what is the most interesting aspect of his role and how he would really describe our company culture...

Dec 16, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Libya
OPEC
Insight

A cargo of Libyan crude is heading to PADD 5 for the first time in almost a year.

Dec 16, 2020
Freight
Crude
China
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Houston
Middle East
Rotterdam
VLCC
Freight
Singapore
Floating Storage
PADD 3
Insight
Tankers
Vessel Availability

Explore freight markets forecast for 2021 based on Vortexa data.

Dec 16, 2020
Event News
Freight
Singapore
IMO2020
Event News
Risk
Sanctions

On the 7th December, Vortexa are proud to be have been involved in the Tech in Commodities 2020, ran in conjunction with SWITCH 2020, delivering a panel with key industry leaders from Braemar ACM Shipbroking, Norden, and Windward

Dec 11, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Head of Marketing & Design Sophie Hart to discover what inspired her to join #Vortexa, what makes her role so exciting and what she keeps an eye out for when searching for new hires...

Dec 9, 2020
Event News
US
Venezuela
Oil & Gas
Freight
Event News
Sanctions

On 9th December, expert analysts from Vortexa, Windward and C4ADS came together to discuss the impact of trade sanctions on oil and shipping markets. Watch the webinar on demand!

Dec 9, 2020
Market Report
Market Report

A comprehensive guide to the key oil trading themes to keep on your radar in 2021. Sit back and allow our expert team to take you on a trip around the world, through the lens of Vortexa's powerful historical and forward-looking cargo data.

Dec 7, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what day-to-day life looks like at Vortexa for a Lead Geospatial Engineer! We sat down with Ed Wright to explore what success looks like, how a working week unfolds and what energises him most about his role...

Dec 4, 2020
Oil & Gas
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Europe
Jet Fuel
Freight
Floating Storage
Insight

Floating storage told the story of the extraordinary moves in oil demand and supply in 2020.

Dec 4, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what our Product Lead, Shariq Manji keeps an eye out for when searching for new hires, how he sums up our company culture and shares his most significant milestones at Vortexa to date…

Dec 2, 2020
Oil & Gas
Import
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Jet Fuel
France
Insight
refined products

Vortexa sees a marked shift in French clean product flows in the aftermath of the country's recent nationwide lockdown.

Nov 27, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

For the month of Movember, we launched our very own 'Motexa'. So far, we have raised over £2,500 for critical charities to raise awareness around mental health issues and stimulate positive conversations around masculinity and manhood.

Nov 24, 2020
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
China
Oil & Gas
DPP
South Korea
Singapore
Insight
APAC

Singapore’s fuel oil market has reached one of its tightest periods so far this year amid on and offshore inventory draws.

Nov 20, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what inspired our Head of Market Research, Ayca Rodop to join Vortexa, what daily life in market research looks like, and what she looks out for in potential new hires…

Nov 20, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Asia
Middle East
Naphtha
Mediterranean
Freight
Tankers

LR tanker rates are rallying higher following a strong month of October-loading naphtha exports from the Mediterranean and the Mideast Gulf heading East, with the momentum set to continue in November.

Nov 19, 2020
Market Report
Market Report

How is Europe's diesel demand impacting current transatlantic flows? Are China's gasoil flows firming back towards pre-COVID levels? What's next for Australia, following refinery closures and rising diesel imports? Find answers to these questions and more.

Nov 17, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Data Science
Technology

Provocative title, but what does it mean? Let’s take a journey to get to the meaning, and how this impacts not only technology, but human behaviour.

Nov 17, 2020
Infographic
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Infographic
PADD 3
Insight

Discover the key benefits of Vortexa's new net flows screen with an Infographic on US Gulf coast crude flows.

Nov 16, 2020
Event News
Webinar
US
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Iran
OPEC
Event News

On 16th November, our Americas Analyst and Product Specialist team reviewed what the potential impact of the incoming Biden administration and 117th Congress will have on the global oil markets. 

Nov 16, 2020
Event News
Event News

Vortexa are proud sponsors of this year's Reuters Commodity Trading Summit, held on 9-10 November. CEO Fabio Kuhn and Managing Director Clay Seigle both participated in the event with leading industry players.

Nov 13, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what our Head of Revenue Ops & Analytics, Gitanjali Bhattacharjya loves most about her role, where she thinks the company will be in five years’ time and how she sums up our company culture…

Nov 12, 2020
Oil & Gas
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Australia
Diesel
Gasoline
India
South Korea
Insight
APAC
refined products

Australia’s refining sector has been dealt another blow by BP’s recent announcement to shut its Kwinana refinery in Western Australia, and convert it into an import terminal by early next year.

Nov 9, 2020
Oil & Gas
Venezuela
Crude
Oil & Gas
Freight
Infographic
Insight
Tankers
Windward
Risk
Sanctions

This report brings together Windward intelligence and Vortexa data on maritime risk factors, dark movements, vessel specifics and cargo flows in a case study examining the risk posed to the global maritime fleet of association with the Venezuelan oil trade.

Nov 6, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what Vortexa's Head of Predictions and Market Modelling, Gustavo Sato dos Santos looks out for in new joiners and what have been his most significant milestones at Vortexa to date...

Nov 6, 2020
Infographic
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Infographic
Insight

Discover the key benefits of Vortexa's new net flows screen with an Infographic on European diesel flows.

Nov 3, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Europe
Latin America/South America
PADD 1

US gasoline/blending components imports into its Atlantic coast (PADD 1) are set to fall to the lowest weekly total seen in months, for the DoE week ending 6 November.

Oct 30, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what Vortexa's Head of People & Operations, Jessica Irvin thinks the biggest motivator is for new joiners, why the business is such a unique place to work and what she really thinks of 'logging off' at the end of the day...

Oct 29, 2020
Event News
Europe
Jet Fuel
Americas
Freight
Floating Storage
Middle Distillates
PADD 3
PADD 1
Event News

On the 29th October, the global Vortexa team came together to discuss the middle distillates market, taking stock of the market from both sides of the pond, from Europe to America.

Oct 29, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Mediterranean

We shine the spotlight on net flows of diesel and gasoline within the Mediterranean region.

Oct 27, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Data Science
Technology

A curious journey into the world of geohashes and microprocessor caches, where code can be made to run faster without changing it.

Oct 23, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Clay brings 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and specialises in oil market intelligence. We wanted to discover what inspired Clay to join Vortexa, what key qualities he looks for in new hires and what his tips & tricks are for establishing a healthy work-life balance...

Oct 22, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Jet Fuel
Freight
Infographic
Insight
Tankers

The global build of unemployed tonnage is the cause of recent the weakness and a bleak outlook in clean tanker freight markets, as evidenced by a month-on-month drop in freight rates across 4 out of 5 routes analysed.

Oct 21, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Insight
Technology
PythonSDK

In this notebook, we look into fuel oil supply levels, variable floating storage definitions, slowing 2020 journey times, and the likelihood of a vessel’s availability for spot chartering using Python SDK.

Oct 20, 2020
Oil & Gas
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Australia
Diesel
Gasoline
India
South Korea
Insight
APAC
refined products

Australia’s Lytton and Geelong refineries are being threatened with permanent shutdown as the compounding impact of the pandemic on oil demand drags on. We postulate the changes on crude and refined products flows if the refineries shut.

Oct 20, 2020
Product Updates
VorTECHsa
Product Updates
Technology

A look into one of our latest releases, the Voyage Calculator. Vortexa’s Voyage Calculator computes estimated distances, times and speeds for routes between ports, or between a selected vessel and a port. Read this article to see how it works.

Oct 16, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We wanted to drill down into what our CTO, Maksym Schipka really thinks of our culture, what he looks for in new hires and where he predicts the company will be in five years’ time...

Oct 16, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Data Science
Technology

Sometimes writing your own algorithm out-performs a library by 3 orders of magnitude

Oct 15, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Jet Fuel
South Korea
PADD 5
Alaska

We examine how Alaska’s jet fuel market has run against the wider global trend of persistently weak demand.

Oct 14, 2020
Event News
Oil & Gas
Data Science
Event News
On demand
Technology

Vortexa’s CEO Fabio Kuhn delivered a presentation on Scaling Human Energy Market Expertise with AI, as part of ZE Powergroup’s Global Tech Summit. In the presentation, he discussed the digitisation of the industry and how this affects making faster and smarter trading decisions.

Oct 13, 2020
Company News
Company News

The partnership will enable tanker charterers, shipping companies and other global maritime stakeholders to evaluate and select vessels more quickly and accurately after assessing maritime risk.

Oct 12, 2020
Event News
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Europe
Singapore
VLSFO
Past webinar
Event News

Our expert speakers Cosmo Kedros and Serena Huang discussed how low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) markets have been dramatically reshaped in 2020 in our webinar hosted on 30 September.

Oct 9, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight
diversity

In celebration of Black History Month, Vortexa met with Oliver Hypolite-Bishop; a political and social commentator and writer with a particular focus on the challenges of race, racism, class and inequality within Britain, to learn more about the history and successes of the black community.

Oct 9, 2020
Event News
Freight
IMO2020
Event News

Vortexa Lead Freight Analyst, Arthur Richier, discussed the future of green shipping in his presentation, discussing topics such as IMO goals, and the challenges and available solutions for global tanker fleets and alternative fuels.

Oct 7, 2020
Freight
Crude
Freight
Floating Storage
Tankers

Crude tanker freight markets remain a prisoner of challenging circumstances, even as the seasonally strongest quarter of the year is upon them.

Oct 7, 2020
Oil & Gas
LR2
Diesel
Europe
Russia
Gasoil
Floating Storage
PADD 1

As the US northeast (PADD 1) heads into the winter season, one factor on the minds of diesel market participants is will the change of seasons drive a change in flows?

Oct 6, 2020
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Asia
Freight
Singapore
Insight

Asia's low sulphur fuel oil market is expected to tighten in Q4 2020. Global refinery runs and OPEC+ production levels are key signposts to watch for.

Oct 1, 2020
Company News
Company News

ZE PowerGroup Inc. (ZE) is entering into a partnership with Vortexa Ltd. to make physical energy cargos and flows data available to its clients in the energy, finance, shipping, and infrastructure industries.

Sep 28, 2020
People & Culture
VorTECHsa
People & Culture
Data Science

Using Data Science to create unprecedented visibility into energy markets and make the world slightly better.

Sep 28, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
PADD 3
Insight

Diesel/gasoil exports from the US Gulf coast (PADD 3) in September are set to register the largest month-on-month decline seen since April.

Sep 25, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Europe
PADD 1
Insight

The diversion of a gasoline blending component cargo away from the New York hub could foreshadow a weaker transatlantic pull for European gasoline/blending cargoes in coming weeks.r. 

Sep 24, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Brazil
Gasoline
PADD 3
Insight
mexico

US Gulf coast gasoline exports have been seeking alternative markets in the region in recent weeks, beyond top markets Mexico and Brazil.

Sep 24, 2020
Freight
West Africa
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Freight
PADD 1
Insight

An uptick in gasoline loadings from Europe to West Africa since the beginning of September, compared to a calm summer has led to a strengthening of freight rates in the clean tanker market for LR1s.

Sep 22, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture

Founded in 2016 by industry leaders Fabio Kuhn and Etienne Amic, Vortexa is a specialised oil analytics firm, using its proprietary technology to supply real-time market data and insights. Co-founder Fabio Kuhn tells HC Insider about the company and its ambitious growth plans.

Sep 16, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Data Science
Insight
Technology

This is the second article of this series, outlining how to think about data processing code in the Python world, and more specifically, how we can improve our code performance while writing legible, maintainable, production-quality code.

Sep 16, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Data Science
Insight
Technology

In this article, our Head of Data Services focuses on different practices to make sure that our data can be trusted, how we keep it recent and always accessible by adopting the mindset of site reliability engineering.

Sep 16, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Asia
Gasoil
VLCC
Insight

A second wave of diesel floating storage is now underway, as expectations grow for a further build.

Sep 16, 2020
Market Report
Oil & Gas
Asia
Market Report
Insight
APAC
APPEC

Stay up to date on the ramifications of China’s long-standing port congestion, discover why Singapore’s fuel oil arbitrage flows from Europe and South Americas are in decline and get to grips with why Asia’s crude floating storage levels could be primed for resurgence.

Sep 10, 2020
Video
Market Report

Part 2 of our Python SDK demonstration series, our Lead Market Analyst looks into using the SDK to extrapolate data on China clean products exports by top destinations.

Sep 10, 2020
Video
Market Report

In this video, our Lead Market Analyst, Serena Huang, provides a comprehensive demonstration of how to use the Vortexa Python SDK to pull data on Chinese product exports.

Sep 10, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Insight
LNG

The effects of Hurricane Laura, which made landfall on the US Gulf coast on 27 August, continue to be felt in the flows of energy commodities out of facilities in or near the path of the storm.

Sep 10, 2020
Freight
Crude
Oil & Gas
Russia
Black Sea
Freight
Insight

Persistently lower Black Sea crude loadings over July-September, compared to more buoyant export levels in the first half of the year, continue to weigh on the regional tanker market rates.

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