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

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

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

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

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

Mar 23, 2022
Oil & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
Europe
Russia
Asia
DPP / Dirty
Insight
Sanctions
East of Suez
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 1, 2022
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Russia
Transatlantic
Naphtha
Freight
Insight
refinery
MR tankers
Ukraine
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.

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

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.

Oct 28, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
Russia
ARA
Asia
Middle East
refined products
refinery

Fuel oil exports from Russia and other Former Soviet Union nations (FSU) are on track for a weak October, as ongoing refinery maintenance work continues to weigh on production and limits flows to key importers Netherlands, the US and Asia.

Oct 14, 2021
Freight
Fuel For Thought
Fuel Oil
Crude
VLCC
Freight
Scrubbers
Insight
Tankers

Scrubber installations have shaped the employability and demand of VLCC tankers in a globally depressed crude freight market in 2021.

Aug 18, 2021
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Crude
China
West Africa
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Gasoline
Russia
Jet Fuel

China issued a third batch of crude import quotas last week, but limited quotas will keep crude imports subdued for the rest of the year, which is further reinforced by a soft domestic demand outlook and limited product export quotas.

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 6, 2021
Event News
Fuel For Thought
Fuel Oil
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Gasoil
DPP / Dirty
Freight
Event News

On the 6th May, our Analyst team came together to discuss the Clean Petroleum Products (CPP) and Dirty Petroleum Products (DPP) market in light of recent global events.

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
OIl & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
VGO
Asia
Middle East
DPP
Latin America/South America
PADD 3
Insight

Vortexa outlines how the decline in US fuel oil and dirty feedstocks exports has impacted buyers in Latin America, Caribbean and Asia.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Jul 22, 2020
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Saudi Arabia
Middle East
DPP / Dirty

Saudi Arabia's fuel oil imports typically rise towards the peak power demand season in summer, but early indications so far in Q3 2020 point to a more subdued seasonal uptick compared with prior years.  

Jul 1, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Americas
DPP / Dirty
Latin America/South America
Panama

The share of US marine fuels arriving into the global bunkering and storage hub Panama rose sharply in the first half of this year, following the shift to IMO-compliant marine fuels. This displaced previously dominant high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) from South America, as we highlight in this article.

Jun 17, 2020
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Floating Storage

Fuel oil floating storage became a key feature of the global oil market even before the more recent pandemic-driven explosion in offshore crude and clean products inventories.

Jan 2, 2020
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Asia
DPP / Dirty
Singapore
Nov 5, 2019
US
Fuel Oil
Middle East
Americas
DPP / Dirty
Jordan
Oct 30, 2019
Market Report
US
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
DPP / Dirty
Market Report

As the deadline for the IMO 2020 sulphur cap draws near, high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) prices have fallen sharply and opened up arbitrage opportunities for US Gulf coast (PADD3) refiners to import fuel oil from Russia at record highs.

Oct 25, 2019
Fuel Oil
Crude
Oil & Gas
Brazil
DPP / Dirty
Latin America/South America
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 9, 2019
Market Report
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
DPP / Dirty
Floating Storage
Market Report

Over the last twelve months, the number of supertankers used for floating storage and blending operations offshore Singapore has more than doubled, from around ten at the beginning of the year, to a current fleet of twenty three.

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.

Jul 30, 2019
Market Report
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Saudi Arabia
DPP / Dirty
Market Report

Saudi Arabia’s fuel oil imports in July rose to their highest since June 2018, Vortexa data shows.

Jul 26, 2019
Market Report
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
DPP / Dirty
Market Report

Fuel oil backwardation is steepening in Europe and Asia as both markets transition to lower-sulphur bunker fuels from 2020.

Jun 21, 2019
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Asia
DPP / Dirty
Singapore
Mar 12, 2019
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Iran
Middle East
Feb 18, 2019
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Europe
DPP
Feb 14, 2019
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoil
oil price
Feb 7, 2019
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Mideast Gulf
Middle East
DPP / Dirty
Jan 11, 2019
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
ARA
VLCC
DPP
May 17, 2018
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Saudi Arabia
ARA
Middle East
Rotterdam
May 4, 2018
Import
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Pakistan
Apr 17, 2018
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
ARA
Asia
Rotterdam
Mar 9, 2018
Export
Fuel Oil
Crude
Oil & Gas
Angola
Feb 28, 2018
US
Export
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
UAE

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