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Feb 8, 2022
Oil & Gas
Import
China
Gasoline
India
Asia
Insight
refined products
SE Asia
oil demand
Refining

The Omicron variant is sweeping through Asia fast and furious. How much impact has it had on Asia's oil demand so far?

Jan 25, 2022
Oil & Gas
Import
Crude
China
SPR
Refining
inventories
backwardation
outlook

Global crude liftings are falling short of meeting demand in spite of OPEC+ efforts, and the latest trend is furthermore going in the wrong direction.

Jan 11, 2022
Oil & Gas
Import
Export
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Gasoline
Jet Fuel
Asia
refined products
insights

China issued the first batch of crude import and product export quotas to refiners this year at around 10% and 55% lower than last year’s respectively, signaling its commitment towards further consolidating the refining sector.

Aug 11, 2021
Freight
Import
Crude
China
India
VLCC
Freight
Far East
Tonne-miles
SE Asia

China’s contribution to crude tonne-miles has dwindled year-to-date according to Vortexa freight data as the country continues to decrease crude imports. Other nations have stepped in to fill the void as our data shows.

Aug 5, 2021
Oil & Gas
Import
Export
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Russia
Naphtha
Freight
Insight
refinery
MR tankers
East of Suez

As we witness global naphtha cracks continuing strength since the spring, we can see that seaborne naphtha imports carry on their impressive recovery. Strong flows are expected to continue on the back of firm petrochemical demand East of Suez and European gasoline blending.

May 11, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Import
Export
Transatlantic
Insight
LNG

Vortexa outlines how supply and demand dynamics appear to be improving for LNG markets in a supportive price environment

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 21, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Import
Export
Crude
Gasoline
Transatlantic
Latin America/South America
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight
refined products

Vortexa outlines how Latin American countries are increasing imports of crude and refined products whilst simultaneously exporting refined products into storage hubs, suggesting an oversupplied region.

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.

May 17, 2018
Import
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Chile
May 4, 2018
Import
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Pakistan
Mar 28, 2018
Import
China
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Mideast Gulf
Mar 16, 2018
US
Import
Oil & Gas
VGO
Caribbean
Transatlantic
Feb 28, 2018
Import
Venezuela
UK
CPP / Clean
Feb 16, 2018
US
Import
Crude
Oil & Gas
Poland

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