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May 17, 2022
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Diesel
Gasoline
India
Europe
Russia
Asia
South Korea
refined products
insights
Refining

Record diesel cracks have fostered supplies, visible in strong exports from Asia, the Middle East and the US. Also Russian diesel exports to Europe are stable at a high level. Accordingly markets are cooling and the focus shifts to gasoline and crude.

May 12, 2022
Oil & Gas
US
Africa
Crude
Diesel
Gasoline
India
Europe
Asia
Freight
South Korea
refined products
insights
Refining

As the global diesel shortage rises, the world looks to Asia's spare refining capacity for additional supplies. In this insight, we assess how much relief Asia can realistically offer in the near-term.

Apr 12, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
China
Diesel
India
Europe
Baltic
Russia
Black Sea
VLCC
Freight
Aframax
Insight
refinery
Suezmax
oil supply

In this insight we examine the diverging trends in the flows of Russia's flagship crude grade Urals, when loaded in the Baltics versus Black Sea.

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?

Feb 2, 2022
Freight
China
CPP / Clean
Diesel
India
Gasoil
Freight
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight
Tankers

Surging diesel prices have been at the forefront of market news in recent weeks. Can clean tanker markets benefit from this pricing trend?

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.

Jul 21, 2021
Oil & Gas
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.

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 17, 2021
Freight
Crude
India
Asia
VLCC
Insight
refinery
Suezmax

Vortexa data shows at least 12mn bbl of crude has been delayed in discharging into key ports along India’s west coast, following the arrival of Cyclone Tauktae.

Apr 15, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Crude
China
India
Med
Latin America/South America
Freight
refinery

Vortexa outlines how global crude imports show a slow recovery for refiners.

Dec 18, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Mideast Gulf
India
Asia
Naphtha
Insight

Asia’s growing naphtha demand has outpaced arbitrage supplies in December, but higher exports from key suppliers should cap further upsides on naphtha cracks.

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.

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.

Jul 24, 2018
Oil & Gas
Crude
India
Asia
Latin America/South America
Colombia
Ecuador
Insight

Jun 5, 2018
Oil & Gas
India
Jet Fuel
ARA
Mar 5, 2018
LR2
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
India
Europe

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