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

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

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

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 15, 2021
Oil & Gas
Venezuela
Crude
China
Freight
Insight
APAC
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 2, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Diesel
Gasoline
Freight
South Korea
Insight
APAC
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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Feb 13, 2020
Market Report
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Market Report
APAC

Crude volumes heading to China in week 6 (w/e 9 February) held relatively steady amid limited on-the-water diversions. Vortexa also observed higher middle distillate and gasoline exports, as well as LPG diversions.

Dec 2, 2019
Market Report
China
Oil & Gas
Market Report
APAC

China’s seasonally high refinery runs and the recent start-up of its two new mega-refineries is reflected in its strong November clean refined products exports.

Nov 15, 2019
Market Report
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Market Report
APAC

China’s seaborne crude imports are poised to maintain their momentum in November, Vortexa data show, after touching a multi-year high of over 10mn b/d in October.

Nov 11, 2019
Market Report
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
India
Market Report
APAC

Diesel exports from Indian public sector undertaking (PSU) refiners were observed at multi-year highs in October, Vortexa data show.

Sep 26, 2019
Market Report
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
DPP / Dirty
Malaysia
Market Report
APAC

Fuel oil and crude inventory held in floating storage in the wider Port Dickson area off Malaysia has grown sharply, contributing to the regional offshore build up of IMO 2020 compliant fuels.

Sep 4, 2019
Market Report
China
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Market Report
APAC

China’s growing refined product exports—mainly gasoline, jet/kero and diesel types—have kept the regional market across Asia well-supplied this year.

Aug 23, 2019
Market Report
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
DPP / Dirty
Market Report
APAC
Taiwan

Taiwan’s imports of low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO), used in power generation, and imports of high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO), have steadily been declining over the last 12 months.

Aug 14, 2019
Market Report
Fuel Oil
Crude
Oil & Gas
Australia
DPP / Dirty
Market Report
APAC

Australian heavy sweet crude grades, such as Pyrenees, Van Gigh and Wandoo, have been swooped up by the market ahead of IMO 2020.

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