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

Mar 16, 2022
Oil & Gas
Europe
Russia
Asia
LNG
Sanctions
Natural Gas
inventories
Ukraine

The EU has made the bold claim that a 100 bcm reduction of Russian gas can be achieved this year. LNG will need to play a leading role in this effort. The question remains whether Europe’s LNG infrastructure can keep up.

Mar 8, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Russia
DPP / Dirty
oil price
Insight
Natural Gas
oil supply
oil demand

Oil prices are set to rise strongly, as Russian supplies to the market are getting delayed or cancelled down the line. We try to give an overview on crucial factors for rebalanced the market in unchartered territory.

Feb 1, 2022
Oil & Gas
Europe
Russia
Asia
LNG
Sanctions
Natural Gas
inventories
Ukraine

European LNG imports reach record highs in January, leaving less than 20% of free import terminal capacity - too little to cope with further losses of Russian gas.

Dec 16, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Gasoline
Europe
Asia
Middle East
Naphtha
refinery
Natural Gas
petrochemicals
hydrogen

Naphtha flows have seen strong volatility, especially for US sources barrels. Surging European imports and falling loadings are linked to hydrogen economics. The current lack of inflows is boosting cracks.

Dec 9, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
LR2
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Russia
Middle East
Aframax
refined products
refinery
Natural Gas

Vortexa analyses competitive advantages of different refining setups and concludes from product export data that refiners in oil producing countries are currently outperforming plants in consuming nations thanks to feedstock costs.

Dec 8, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Russia
DPP
LNG
refined products
Natural Gas

As geopolitical tensions mount around Russia-US relations, we take stock of the former nation's role in supplying oil and gas.

Nov 18, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
China
West Africa
Asia
oil price
refinery
Natural Gas
oil supply

Asia’s imports of sweet crude oil are on track to rise sharply in November as the region’s refiners pivot buying activity, at least in part, to minimise elevated desulphurisation costs.

Sep 30, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Europe
Asia
Insight
LNG
Energy Crisis
Natural Gas

Unprecedented gas price surge in recent months has tilted United Kingdom into crisis mode, but the problem is spreading across Europe and the rest of the world.

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