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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.

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.

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 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 17, 2021
Event News
Webinar
Crude
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Gasoline
Asia
biofuels
refinery

Our 'On the road to recovery: Asia's crude and products trade flows in 2021' webinar was hosted by Vortexa Lead Market Analyst, Serena Huang and Product Specialist, Teo Rui Jie on 16 March, who together discussed the outlook for Asia's trade flows and freight markets.

Mar 4, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Infographic
LPG
PADD 3

Which Texas clean product export terminals were impacted the most during the freeze? Our infographic details the terminals with the largest weekly export volatility and who is recovering the quickest.

Feb 26, 2021
Event News
Fuel For Thought
Crude
Oil & Gas
oil price
Past webinar
Event News

Vortexa CEO Fabio Kuhn joined Bloomberg's IP Week panel discussion to discuss what demand recovery might look like across the commodities ecosystem in 2021, alongside leaders from Vitol, VARO Energy, and JP Morgan.

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 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 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 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.

Feb 2, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
Infographic
APAC
biodiesel
biofuels

Which regions will see the largest growth in new renewable diesel capacity additions in 2021? Our infographic details the top importing and exporting regions for biodiesel and feedstocks.

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 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 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 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 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 9, 2020
Event News
US
Venezuela
Oil & Gas
Freight
Event News
Sanctions

On 9th December, expert analysts from Vortexa, Windward and C4ADS came together to discuss the impact of trade sanctions on oil and shipping markets. Watch the webinar on demand!

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 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 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 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 16, 2020
Event News
Webinar
US
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Iran
OPEC
Event News

On 16th November, our Americas Analyst and Product Specialist team reviewed what the potential impact of the incoming Biden administration and 117th Congress will have on the global oil markets. 

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
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 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 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 14, 2020
Event News
Oil & Gas
Data Science
Event News
On demand
Technology

Vortexa’s CEO Fabio Kuhn delivered a presentation on Scaling Human Energy Market Expertise with AI, as part of ZE Powergroup’s Global Tech Summit. In the presentation, he discussed the digitisation of the industry and how this affects making faster and smarter trading decisions.

Oct 12, 2020
Event News
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Europe
Singapore
VLSFO
Past webinar
Event News

Our expert speakers Cosmo Kedros and Serena Huang discussed how low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) markets have been dramatically reshaped in 2020 in our webinar hosted on 30 September.

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
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 27, 2020
Event News
Event
Webinar
US
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
Floating Storage

On 27 August, our US Analyst & Specialist team looked into the trends of the gasoline market in the US, the market reaction to the pandemic, and what recovery we can see coming in the second half of 2020.

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.

Jul 22, 2020
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Saudi Arabia
Middle East
DPP / Dirty

Saudi Arabia's fuel oil imports typically rise towards the peak power demand season in summer, but early indications so far in Q3 2020 point to a more subdued seasonal uptick compared with prior years.  

Jul 14, 2020
Oil & Gas
Event
Fuel For Thought
Webinar
US
China
Oil & Gas
Americas

On 14 July 2020, we held a webinar discussing the dynamics of US crude exports to China and what predictions we can make from the data. Watch on demand now.

Jul 7, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel

Global diesel arbitrage flows are shifting as the pace of demand recovery and inventory draws vary across regions. We highlight the key global diesel trends across Europe, Asia and the Americas.  

Jul 2, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
China
Oil & Gas
Asia
Americas
Corpus Christi

Crude exports from the US port of Corpus Christi have dominated Houston's exports in the past ten months on the back of increased connectivity to the Permian and Eagle Ford basins.

Jul 1, 2020
Market Report
US
Venezuela
Oil & Gas
Market Report

This Insight report examines a high risk scenario for freight tonnage if US sanctions for PDVSA were to be extended to tankers involved in Venezuelan movements in the past two years.

Jul 1, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Americas
DPP / Dirty
Latin America/South America
Panama

The share of US marine fuels arriving into the global bunkering and storage hub Panama rose sharply in the first half of this year, following the shift to IMO-compliant marine fuels. This displaced previously dominant high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) from South America, as we highlight in this article.

Jul 1, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Sweden

Sweden returned to the position of a net diesel exporter in June, amid improving European diesel consumption. Waning storage economics in the northwest European diesel market curbed the unusual flow of Russian diesel that moved into Swedish storage terminals observed over April-May. 

Jun 25, 2020
Oil & Gas
Crude
Oil & Gas
Europe
North Sea

North Sea crude exports have proven resilient among global buyers in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, as firm demand in Asia has overcome freight rate spikes and weaker regional demand.

Jun 23, 2020
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Asia
Americas
LPG

The share of US LPG exports heading to Asia rose in the first half of the year, offsetting a drop in transatlantic flows. Looking ahead, the momentum of US exports to China in particular will hinge upon the competitiveness against rival Middle East producers. 

Jun 17, 2020
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Brazil
Latin America/South America

Brazil's latest seaborne refined products flows reflect the dampening of domestic road fuels demand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. We take stock of the impact, and see in our data that lower gasoline demand pushed exports in May higher.

Jun 17, 2020
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Floating Storage

Fuel oil floating storage became a key feature of the global oil market even before the more recent pandemic-driven explosion in offshore crude and clean products inventories.

Jun 11, 2020
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Texas
Americas
Jun 10, 2020
Crude
Oil & Gas
Europe
Jun 10, 2020
Event News
Event
Fuel For Thought
Webinar
Oil & Gas
Asia
Python SDK
Event News

You can now watch our on-demand webinar discussing the recovery of demand and changes in floating storage in the Asia Pacific region. Read our key takeaways here!

Jun 2, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Asia
May 27, 2020
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Americas
May 27, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
May 20, 2020
Blog Migrations
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Asia
Americas
May 19, 2020
Fuel For Thought
Webinar
US
Oil & Gas
Saudi Arabia
Video
May 15, 2020
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Americas
May 13, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Russia
Floating Storage
Sweden
May 13, 2020
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Americas
May 13, 2020
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Asia
Americas
Naphtha
DPP / Dirty
May 5, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Floating Storage
Infographic
May 1, 2020
Video
Fuel For Thought
Webinar
US
Oil & Gas
Saudi Arabia
Americas
PADD 3
Event News

Apr 30, 2020
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Americas
Floating Storage
Apr 28, 2020
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Americas
PADD 5
Apr 28, 2020
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
VGO
Americas
Apr 23, 2020
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Americas
Apr 22, 2020
Oil & Gas
Asia
Floating Storage
Apr 21, 2020
Event News
Event
Webinar
Oil & Gas
Floating Storage
Python SDK
Data Science
Event News

Apr 16, 2020
China
Oil & Gas
Asia
Floating Storage
Apr 9, 2020
Podcasts
Oil & Gas
Asia
Freight
Apr 8, 2020
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
Americas
OPEC
Apr 7, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Jet Fuel
Apr 1, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Jet Fuel
Floating Storage
Malta
Mar 30, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Jet Fuel
VLCC
Freight
Mar 26, 2020
Event News
Fuel For Thought
Webinar
Oil & Gas
Floating Storage
Event News

Mar 25, 2020
Blog Migrations
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Americas
Mar 24, 2020
Blog Migrations
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Jet Fuel
Caribbean
Floating Storage
Mar 23, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
WAF
Mar 18, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
ARA
Mar 18, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Jet Fuel
Freight
Mar 18, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Jet Fuel
France
Mar 12, 2020
Oil & Gas
Europe
Italy
Middle Distillates
Mar 11, 2020
Market Report
Crude
Oil & Gas
Saudi Arabia
Russia
OPEC
Market Report

The failure of Opec and its non-Opec partners to extend joint production cuts from end-March, the subsequent deep reduction in Saudi Arabia’s official formula prices and pledges on the part of both Saudi Arabia and Russia to raise supply from April have kicked off a global battle for market share between the two nations.

Mar 11, 2020
Crude
Oil & Gas
Floating Storage
Mar 6, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Asia
Floating Storage
Mar 6, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Jet Fuel
Asia
Hong Kong
Feb 27, 2020
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Asia
VLCC
Freight

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