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...
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.
Vortexa outlines how the the peak in European gasoline loadings destined for the Atlantic Basin will slow and why.
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...
Explore Q1 2021 freight market update based on Vortexa data.
Vortexa outlines how the decline in US fuel oil and dirty feedstocks exports has impacted buyers in Latin America, Caribbean and Asia.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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…
A breakdown of the impact on oil, freight and flows in the aftermath of the Suez Canal blockage.
In a video, Vortexa's Managing Director Clay Seigle reviews continuing events at the Suez Canal and discusses potential oil market repercussions.
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.
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...
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.
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…
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.
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.
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...
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.
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…
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.
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...
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.
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...
$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.
We put the spotlight on the key US crude and product net flows to watch.
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.
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...
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.
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…
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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...
Asia’s growing naphtha demand has outpaced arbitrage supplies in December, but higher exports from key suppliers should cap further upsides on naphtha cracks.
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.
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...
A cargo of Libyan crude is heading to PADD 5 for the first time in almost a year.
Explore freight markets forecast for 2021 based on Vortexa data.
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...
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...
Floating storage told the story of the extraordinary moves in oil demand and supply in 2020.
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…
Vortexa sees a marked shift in French clean product flows in the aftermath of the country's recent nationwide lockdown.
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.
Singapore’s fuel oil market has reached one of its tightest periods so far this year amid on and offshore inventory draws.
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…
Discover the key benefits of Vortexa's new net flows screen with an Infographic on US Gulf coast crude flows.
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…
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.
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.
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...
Discover the key benefits of Vortexa's new net flows screen with an Infographic on European diesel flows.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
US Gulf coast gasoline exports have been seeking alternative markets in the region in recent weeks, beyond top markets Mexico and Brazil.
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.
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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.
A second wave of diesel floating storage is now underway, as expectations grow for a further build.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How is clean products floating storage faring globally, and what regional dynamics can we see?
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.
Infographic on India's recent clean petroleum product exports since the onset of covid-19
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.
US crude exports fell slightly month-on-month in August, but are still up 20% from last year.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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