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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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 6, 2021
OIl & Gas
Crude
China
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 2, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Import
Export
Crude
Diesel
Gasoline
Asia
Transatlantic
Naphtha
Insight
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 7, 2021
Freight
Crude
China
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Houston
Middle East
Rotterdam
VLCC
Freight
Singapore
Floating Storage
PADD 3
Insight
Tankers
Vessel Availability

Explore Q1 2021 freight market update based on Vortexa data.

Mar 29, 2021
Oil & Gas
West Africa
Diesel
Asia
Middle East
Gasoil
STS
VLCC
Latin America/South America
Insight
Far East

Latin American diesel imports via ship-to-ship transfers (STS) off west Africa are on track to hit a multiyear high of around 230,000 mt in March, up from less than 90,000 mt in February.

Mar 17, 2021
Event News
Webinar
Crude
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Gasoline
Asia
biofuels
refinery

Our 'On the road to recovery: Asia's crude and products trade flows in 2021' webinar was hosted by Vortexa Lead Market Analyst, Serena Huang and Product Specialist, Teo Rui Jie on 16 March, who together discussed the outlook for Asia's trade flows and freight markets.

Mar 4, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Infographic
LPG
PADD 3

Which Texas clean product export terminals were impacted the most during the freeze? Our infographic details the terminals with the largest weekly export volatility and who is recovering the quickest.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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?

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 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 4, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Gasoline
Europe
Jet Fuel
Asia
Floating Storage
PADD 3
Insight

How is clean products floating storage faring globally, and what regional dynamics can we see?

Sep 2, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Jet Fuel
Asia
Infographic
Insight

Infographic on India's recent clean petroleum product exports since the onset of covid-19

Jul 7, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel

Global diesel arbitrage flows are shifting as the pace of demand recovery and inventory draws vary across regions. We highlight the key global diesel trends across Europe, Asia and the Americas.  

Jul 1, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Sweden

Sweden returned to the position of a net diesel exporter in June, amid improving European diesel consumption. Waning storage economics in the northwest European diesel market curbed the unusual flow of Russian diesel that moved into Swedish storage terminals observed over April-May. 

Jun 2, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Asia
May 27, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
May 13, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Russia
Floating Storage
Sweden
Apr 7, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Jet Fuel
Mar 6, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Asia
Floating Storage
Feb 27, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Asia
VLCC
Freight
Nov 22, 2019
Market Report
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
PADD 1
Market Report

Diesel imports into the US Atlantic Coast (PADD 1) are on track to surpass 900,000 mt in November, according to preliminary data by Vortexa.

Nov 13, 2019
CPP / Clean
Diesel
VLCC
Mediterranean
Freight
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.

Nov 7, 2019
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Americas
Latin America/South America
Colombia
Oct 10, 2019
Market Report
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Primorsk
Market Report

Primorsk diesel exports touched a multi-year low in September on the back of planned refinery maintenance, as northwest Europe drew more strongly on USGC volumes.

Jul 23, 2019
Market Report
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Market Report

Seaborne loadings of diesel and gasoil from Russian Black Sea ports in week 29 rose to the highest weekly level since at least the beginning of 2016.

Jul 11, 2019
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
VLCC
Jul 9, 2019
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Asia
Philippines
Jul 5, 2019
Market Report
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
ARA
Gasoil
Market Report

Waterborne diesel and gasoil imports into the ARA region rose in June to their highest level since January 2018.

May 23, 2019
Blog Migrations
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Russia
Primorsk
Mar 14, 2019
CPP / Clean
Diesel
VLCC
Freight
Oct 31, 2018
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Primorsk
Germany
Sep 20, 2018
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Brazil
Sep 17, 2018
Diesel
VLCC
Freight
Aug 2, 2018
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Primorsk
New York
Jun 19, 2018
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Med
STS
VLCC
Mar 12, 2018
LR2
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Russia
Primorsk
Mar 5, 2018
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Baltic
Med
Feb 28, 2018
Greece
Argentina
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel

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