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Jul 21, 2021
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
India
Europe
Russia
Asia
Middle East
Latin America/South America
PADD 3

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.

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 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
Freight
LR2
Crude
CPP / Clean
Europe
Insight
Tankers
Tonne-miles
Fleet Distribution
East of Suez

The OPEC+ announcement to stick to an increase in supply of crude has to date failed to kickstart a morose market. Using Argus Media pricing and Vortexa flows and freight data, we explore whether the expected second half of the year rally is due to materialise.

Jun 9, 2021
Data Science & Technology
VorTECHsa
Crude
Oil & Gas
Europe
ARA
Python SDK
Data Science
Technology

On the 27th May, Product Specialist Amy Lees and Machine Learning Engineer Christos Hadjinikolis analysed the quality of crude imported into the ARA region, a key refining hub in Northwest Europe, using Vortexa’s Software Development Kit (SDK). This blog investigates further into their methodology.

Jun 7, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Europe
Asia
DPP
Insight
refinery

May saw arrivals of crude and products in West of Suez surging, while East of Suez markets disappointed across the barrel. There is room for improvement, but low crude activity merits caution. 

Jun 2, 2021
Freight
US
Crude
Europe
Aframax
Insight
Tankers
Vessel Utilisation
Tonne-miles
Suezmax
Fleet Distribution

Cheaper Suezmax freight rates led to increased employment for US - Europe flows. Will this trend continue amidst a positive environment for European crude imports?

May 27, 2021
Freight
LR2
Europe
Naphtha
Latin America
LPG
Insight
Tankers
Vessel Utilisation
LR1
Far East
Tonne-miles

Elevated naphtha exports from Europe supported long-haul voyages in favour of LR2 tankers. Yet, will this trend contribute to uplift LR2 freight rates?

May 26, 2021
Freight
Crude
India
Europe
Middle East
Americas
VLCC
Insight
Tankers
Vessel Utilisation
Far East
Suezmax

Declining volumes towards the Far East limits tanker demand, but long-haul voyages to India keep VLCC and Suezmax tanker utilisation in balance.

May 26, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
Gasoline
Europe
Baltic
VGO
Middle East
PADD 3
Insight

US Gulf Coast imports of fuel oil and VGO are climbing as the region’s refiners respond to rising US gasoline demand.

May 20, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Africa
Crude
West Africa
Brazil
Europe
Mediterranean
Insight

Atlantic Basin crude/condensate departures (including intra-country movements) totaled 21.2 mn b/d in April, the highest, albeit marginally, since May 2020. 

May 5, 2021
OIl & Gas
Fuel Oil
Saudi Arabia
Europe
Middle East
DPP
Latin America/South America
Insight

Saudi Arabia's imports of dirty petroleum products are strengthening as the country gears up for peak summer demand.

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 25, 2021
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Asia
Middle East
DPP
Freight
Insight
Suez Canal

A breakdown of the impact on oil, freight and flows in the aftermath of the Suez Canal blockage.

Mar 11, 2021
Freight
US
Gasoline
Europe
Houston
Latin America
Freight
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight
Vessel Availability
Vessel Utilisation
Norway
MR tankers

The recent drop in US refinery throughput following the North American winter storm has strengthened transatlantic gasoline flows, while exerting pressure on Medium Range (MR) tankers operating in the Americas. But looking forward, the tables could be turned.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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?

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 25, 2020
Oil & Gas
Crude
Oil & Gas
Europe
North Sea

North Sea crude exports have proven resilient among global buyers in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, as firm demand in Asia has overcome freight rate spikes and weaker regional demand.

Jun 10, 2020
Crude
Oil & Gas
Europe
May 27, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
May 13, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Russia
Floating Storage
Sweden
Apr 1, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Jet Fuel
Floating Storage
Malta
Mar 18, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Jet Fuel
France
Mar 12, 2020
Oil & Gas
Europe
Italy
Middle Distillates
Nov 27, 2019
Oil & Gas
Europe
Russia
Asia
Naphtha
DPP / Dirty
Oct 24, 2019
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Australia
Gasoline
Europe
Aug 2, 2019
Venezuela
Crude
Oil & Gas
Europe
Latin America/South America
Jul 25, 2019
Africa
Crude
Oil & Gas
Libya
Europe
Spain
Jun 25, 2019
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Europe
PADD 1
Insight

Apr 11, 2019
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Europe
Asia
Americas
VLCC
Freight
Feb 18, 2019
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Europe
DPP
Jul 17, 2018
Oil & Gas
Europe
Naphtha
DPP / Dirty
Latin America/South America

Jul 6, 2018
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Australia
Europe
Jun 14, 2018
US
Oil & Gas
Europe
Gasoil
Jun 5, 2018
Argentina
Crude
Oil & Gas
Europe
May 2, 2018
China
Oil & Gas
Europe
Jet Fuel
Mar 28, 2018
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Jet Fuel
Bahrain
Mar 5, 2018
LR2
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
India
Europe

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