News & insights

Stay on top of the waterborne oil & gas industry with Vortexa. Our insights share expert information from energy market analysts across the globe.

Apr 16, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Jay Maroo, our Senior Market Analyst, to find out what day-today life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa to date and what success looks like in his role...

Apr 15, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
West Africa
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
Caribbean
Infographic
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight

Vortexa's infographic analyses gasoline/blending components volumes loading and in transit as they start to slow. As US refineries increase runs to meet domestic demand, European imports could be forced to find alternative destinations.

Apr 12, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Gasoline
WAF
VGO
Transatlantic
Latin America/South America
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight
refined products

Vortexa outlines how the the peak in European gasoline loadings destined for the Atlantic Basin will slow and why.

Apr 9, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Data Scientist? We sat down with Achilleas Sfakianakis to understand what makes everyone tick at Vortexa, what kind of qualities someone needs to have to excel here and how our culture impacts day-to-day life...

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.

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.

Apr 1, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Syed Ahmad, our Lead Product Specialist based in the London office, to find out what day-today life looks like, what advice he has for people hoping to join Vortexa and what inspired him to join us in the first place...

Mar 31, 2021
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Insight

On Thursday September 25, 2020, Vortexa detected a diversion of reformate away from New York.  Tanker Challenge Prospect 2, chartered by Repsol and lifting out of Tarragona, changed destinations and instead of crossing westbound across the Atlantic, delivered its cargo to Amsterdam. 

Mar 29, 2021
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Infographic
Insight
Suez Canal

Vortexa's infographic analyses oil & gas trading concerns associated with the vessel jam in Suez Canal. The most interesting flow concerns biodiesel feedstocks to Europe, where about a full quarter of monthly import needs may currently be stuck.

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 26, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Market Analyst? We sat down with Pamela Munger to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, how she would describe her role and who she collaborates with most in the company…

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 25, 2021
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Insight
Suez Canal

In a video, Vortexa's Managing Director Clay Seigle reviews continuing events at the Suez Canal and discusses potential oil market repercussions.

Mar 24, 2021
Oil & Gas
Insight
Suez Canal

Vortexa has so far identified ten tanker ships carrying about 13 million barrels of Mideast crude that could be affected by Tuesday's blockage of the Suez Canal. More oil flows could be at risk unless the interruption is quickly resolved.

Mar 19, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Head of Sales in APAC, Derrick Tee to find out what inspired him to join Vortexa, what some of his biggest milestones have been to date and what success really looks like for a sales head...

Mar 19, 2021
Freight
LR2
Asia
Middle East
Naphtha
Freight
LPG
Insight
Vessel Availability
Vessel Utilisation
LR1
Far East

As naphtha continues to find outlets towards the East, LR2 utilisation is on the rise in March, helping resurrect rates from multi-year lows. But widening LPG discounts to naphtha are expected to put a lid on Asia's naphtha imports in the coming months. 

Mar 12, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Commercial Analyst? We sat down with Alice Kavanagh to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, how she would describe her role and who she collaborates with most in the company…

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.

Mar 8, 2021
People & Culture
Insight

The global event of International Women’s Day (IWD) on the 8th March offers us the annual opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD also provides us with the space to reflect on how far we’ve come and also what’s ahead. There is no doubt we have come a long way, but there’s still an incredibly long way to go.

Mar 5, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Romain Guion, Head of Signal Processing & Enrichment to discover what some of his biggest milestones have been to date, what day-to-day life really looks like and what makes a head of department truly successful...

Mar 4, 2021
Freight
Crude
Asia
VLCC
Freight
Insight
Vessel Availability
Vessel Utilisation
Johan Sverdrup
Norway

The VLCC market share of Johan Sverdrup volumes continues to increase at the expense of Aframax and Suezmax tanker segments, highlighting the demand for longer-haul routes.

Feb 26, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Product Specialist? We sat down with Amy Lees to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, how she would describe her role and who she collaborates with most in the company…

Feb 23, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Australia
Freight
Insight
refinery

Australia's Altona refinery closure is expected to raise the country's refined product imports, with supplies from Exxonmobil's Singapore refineries. MR tanker freight rates to receive support from additional demand for the route.

Feb 19, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Head of Finance, Planning & Analysis, Anish Patel to find out what inspired him to join Vortexa, what advice he has for people hoping to join and what he really thinks of our company culture...

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 12, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Full Stack Engineer? We sat down with Pawel Pietruszka to discover what winning qualities you need to succeed, what energises him most about his position and who he collaborates with most in the company...

Feb 11, 2021
Freight
People & Culture
Insight

$19 million Series B cash injection is accelerating Vortexa's product development and fuelling an international hiring surge across the board in Singapore, London and USA offices.

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.

Feb 10, 2021
Freight
Freight
People & Culture
Insight

Vortexa joins over 600 organisations who have signed the Neptune Declaration; a global call to action to urgently end the ongoing humanitarian crisis where over 400,000 seafarers are stranded at sea.

Feb 5, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with a Head of Services, Jakub Korzeniowski to find out what inspired Jakub to join Vortexa, what advice he has for people hoping to join and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Feb 3, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
China
Oil & Gas
Asia
Naphtha
LPG
Insight

The cold snap in North Asia ensured steady LPG export demand throughout January even as US propane prices reached their highest levels in over two years.

Jan 29, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what it is like to intern as a PHD student at Vortexa? We sat down with Lucas Borgna to discover how his experience working as a Data Scientist unfolded, what he thought of our company culture and if he would ever want to return full time…

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 27, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Russia
Asia
Infographic
OPEC
Insight

What are some of the key crude arbs to watch in 2021? We highlight three crucial flows that will influence global oil markets this year.

Jan 22, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with a Sales Director looking after the US East coast region Will McIver, to discover what inspired him to join Vortexa, what some of his biggest milestones have been to date and what day-to-day life really looks like overseeing sales in such a critical region...

Jan 21, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Oil & Gas
Infographic
Insight
LNG

China's LNG imports have soared to record levels as a cold snap sweeps through the country. But a slow down in purchases have been seen in recent weeks, as importers turn away from sky-high premiums.

Jan 20, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Asia
Freight
Insight
LNG
Vessel Availability
Vessel Utilisation

The recent bonanza of exports enjoyed by LNG producers such as the US, fuelled by a demand crunch in Asia, has rippled through freight markets for LNG carriers.

Jan 18, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Asia
Insight
LNG

US LNG producers are enjoying what is expected to be a short-lived bonanza as the confluence of depressed international liftings and colder than normal weather in Asia Pacific has recently boosted prices and arbs across gas markets.

Jan 15, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Digital Marketing Executive?! We sat down with Martyna Barysaite to discover what winning qualities you need to succeed, who she collaborates most with in the company and how she ended up working at Vortexa...

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.

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.

Jan 8, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our APAC Lead Market Analyst, Serena Huang to discover what inspired her to join Vortexa, what some of her biggest milestones have been to date and what she keeps an eye out for when searching for new members to join her team...

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 31, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Geospatial Data Analyst?! We sat down with Nat Day to find out what the first three things he does on a Monday morning are, which skills are needed to be successful and what his path was to joining Vortexa...

Dec 24, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Product Specialist?! We sat down with APAC's Rui Jie Teo to explore what success looks like, how a working week unfolds and what energises him most about his role...

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.

Dec 17, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Insight

Real-time access of global oil tanker tracking data is key for more transparent and accurate oil market intelligence. Discover the key benefits tanker tracking offers to oil & gas industry players.

Dec 17, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Senior Trading Specialist, Cosmo Kedros to discover what inspired him to join Vortexa, what is the most interesting aspect of his role and how he would really describe our company culture...

Dec 16, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Libya
OPEC
Insight

A cargo of Libyan crude is heading to PADD 5 for the first time in almost a year.

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 11, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Head of Marketing & Design Sophie Hart to discover what inspired her to join #Vortexa, what makes her role so exciting and what she keeps an eye out for when searching for new hires...

Dec 7, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what day-to-day life looks like at Vortexa for a Lead Geospatial Engineer! We sat down with Ed Wright to explore what success looks like, how a working week unfolds and what energises him most about his role...

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 4, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what our Product Lead, Shariq Manji keeps an eye out for when searching for new hires, how he sums up our company culture and shares his most significant milestones at Vortexa to date…

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 27, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

For the month of Movember, we launched our very own 'Motexa'. So far, we have raised over £2,500 for critical charities to raise awareness around mental health issues and stimulate positive conversations around masculinity and manhood.

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.

Nov 20, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what inspired our Head of Market Research, Ayca Rodop to join Vortexa, what daily life in market research looks like, and what she looks out for in potential new hires…

Nov 17, 2020
Infographic
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Infographic
PADD 3
Insight

Discover the key benefits of Vortexa's new net flows screen with an Infographic on US Gulf coast crude flows.

Nov 13, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what our Head of Revenue Ops & Analytics, Gitanjali Bhattacharjya loves most about her role, where she thinks the company will be in five years’ time and how she sums up our company culture…

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 9, 2020
Oil & Gas
Venezuela
Crude
Oil & Gas
Freight
Infographic
Insight
Tankers
Windward
Risk
Sanctions

This report brings together Windward intelligence and Vortexa data on maritime risk factors, dark movements, vessel specifics and cargo flows in a case study examining the risk posed to the global maritime fleet of association with the Venezuelan oil trade.

Nov 6, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what Vortexa's Head of Predictions and Market Modelling, Gustavo Sato dos Santos looks out for in new joiners and what have been his most significant milestones at Vortexa to date...

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 30, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Discover what Vortexa's Head of People & Operations, Jessica Irvin thinks the biggest motivator is for new joiners, why the business is such a unique place to work and what she really thinks of 'logging off' at the end of the day...

Oct 23, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Clay brings 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and specialises in oil market intelligence. We wanted to discover what inspired Clay to join Vortexa, what key qualities he looks for in new hires and what his tips & tricks are for establishing a healthy work-life balance...

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 21, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Insight
Technology
PythonSDK

In this notebook, we look into fuel oil supply levels, variable floating storage definitions, slowing 2020 journey times, and the likelihood of a vessel’s availability for spot chartering using Python SDK.

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 16, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We wanted to drill down into what our CTO, Maksym Schipka really thinks of our culture, what he looks for in new hires and where he predicts the company will be in five years’ time...

Oct 9, 2020
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight
diversity

In celebration of Black History Month, Vortexa met with Oliver Hypolite-Bishop; a political and social commentator and writer with a particular focus on the challenges of race, racism, class and inequality within Britain, to learn more about the history and successes of the black community.

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.

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 24, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Brazil
Gasoline
PADD 3
Insight
mexico

US Gulf coast gasoline exports have been seeking alternative markets in the region in recent weeks, beyond top markets Mexico and Brazil.

Sep 24, 2020
Freight
West Africa
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Freight
PADD 1
Insight

An uptick in gasoline loadings from Europe to West Africa since the beginning of September, compared to a calm summer has led to a strengthening of freight rates in the clean tanker market for LR1s.

Sep 16, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Data Science
Insight
Technology

This is the second article of this series, outlining how to think about data processing code in the Python world, and more specifically, how we can improve our code performance while writing legible, maintainable, production-quality code.

Sep 16, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Data Science
Insight
Technology

In this article, our Head of Data Services focuses on different practices to make sure that our data can be trusted, how we keep it recent and always accessible by adopting the mindset of site reliability engineering.

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 16, 2020
Market Report
Oil & Gas
Asia
Market Report
Insight
APAC
APPEC

Stay up to date on the ramifications of China’s long-standing port congestion, discover why Singapore’s fuel oil arbitrage flows from Europe and South Americas are in decline and get to grips with why Asia’s crude floating storage levels could be primed for resurgence.

Sep 10, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Insight
LNG

The effects of Hurricane Laura, which made landfall on the US Gulf coast on 27 August, continue to be felt in the flows of energy commodities out of facilities in or near the path of the storm.

Sep 10, 2020
Freight
Crude
Oil & Gas
Russia
Black Sea
Freight
Insight

Persistently lower Black Sea crude loadings over July-September, compared to more buoyant export levels in the first half of the year, continue to weigh on the regional tanker market rates.

Sep 9, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Asia
Freight
PADD 3
Insight

US crude loadings to China are en course to reach a 4-month high in September, as more bookings emerge along the route for October.

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 3, 2020
Freight
US
Oil & Gas
Freight
PADD 3
Insight

In the wake of Hurricane Laura, we look at the impact of on vessel availability in the clean and dirty fleet segments in the US Gulf coast.

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

Aug 28, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
PADD 1
Insight

Reduced gasoline imports and lower local refinery production have led to a large deficit in the total volume of gasoline supplied to PADD 1 during the driving season this year vs. 2019.

Aug 26, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Infographic
Insight

US crude exports fell slightly month-on-month in August, but are still up 20% from last year.

Aug 20, 2020
Freight
Crude
West Africa
WAF
Middle East
VLCC
Freight
PADD 3
Insight

Utilisation rates for Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) fell to 44% in August, their lowest level this year following stymied global demand recovery for crude and a significant loss of cargoes compared to 2019 levels, according to Vortexa data.

Aug 20, 2020
Oil & Gas
Singapore
Floating Storage
Insight

Singapore’s fuel oil floating storage inventories saw a 1.1mn mt drawdown over the last four weeks, reaching 4.2mn mt as of 17 August, the lowest since February. Read on to discover why.

Aug 19, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Product Updates
Python SDK
Insight

A comprehensive comparison of the products that we offer to our customers such as our API, Excel add-in, and Python SDK. Discover the benefits of our systems to decide what best works for you and your company.

Aug 13, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Jet Fuel
South Korea
Insight

South Korea’s jet fuel exports to the US West Coast (PADD 5) rose to 115,000 b/d in July, the highest in at least four years, according to Vortexa data. This follows improved arbitrage economics after an uptick in PADD 5 jet fuel prices and falling clean tanker rates in June.

Aug 6, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Insight

Gasoline and blending component exports from northwest Europe and the Mediterranean rose on the month to 1.24mn b/d in July, the highest monthly total since March. This underlines rising refinery runs from European refiners amid stronger regional demand.

Aug 5, 2020
Oil & Gas
Infographic
Insight

US crude and condensates exports rose sharply in July to 3.2mn b/d, up by 22% from the previous month and 28% year-on-year.

Jul 30, 2020
Oil & Gas
Crude
Insight

Tightness in global heavy-sour crude markets has led to narrowing differentials for these grades against Brent in recent months, despite weaker demand sentiment in the overall crude complex in the wake of the pandemic.

Jul 29, 2020
Freight
VLCC
Freight
Insight

Diesel and jet fuel loadings onto newbuild VLCCs have hit a year-to-date peak in July. Rising cargo volumes aboard VLCCs reinforce the view that east of Suez traders recently become increasingly keen on loading cargoes for longer haul journeys, potentially for floating storage.

Jul 27, 2020
Oil & Gas
Fuel For Thought
Webinar
Freight
Insight

Register now for our Freight webinar, discussing the tanker markets downfall in H1 2020, and the key drivers for the market today. Presented with Braemar.

Jul 14, 2020
Data Science & Tech
VorTECHsa
Python SDK
Data Science
Insight

The first in a two-part series of articles outlining how to think about data processing code in the Python world, and how we can improve our code performance while writing legible, maintainable, production-quality code.

Jun 25, 2019
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Europe
PADD 1
Insight

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