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Nov 23, 2021
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
Europe
Asia
Naphtha
refinery
margins

Asia's gasoline cracks have staged a sharp correction in recent weeks. A shift in regional supply-demand dynamics has been the key driving force behind this.

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.

Nov 10, 2021
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Europe
Russia
ARA
Asia
South Korea
Singapore
refinery
East of Suez

The global diesel market is tight and refinery supplies are struggling to keep up with rising demand, leading to a draw on inventories across key storage hubs.

Nov 4, 2021
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
Saudi Arabia
Asia
South Korea
Singapore
refinery

Calls on OPEC+ to raise crude supply faster than originally planned may not be the silver bullet some consuming nations expect as Vortexa data shows that OPEC+ sweet crude supplies are not keeping pace with sour barrels.

Nov 3, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Gasoline
Non-OPEC
OPEC
refinery

Calls on OPEC+ to raise crude supply faster than originally planned may not be the silver bullet some consuming nations expect as Vortexa data shows that OPEC+ sweet crude supplies are not keeping pace with sour barrels.

Nov 2, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
China
Diesel
Floating Storage
refinery
Land storage

China is now facing yet another dilemma of a diesel supply shortage, as the global natural gas tightness and sky-high coal prices are driving factories to turn to diesel power generators amidst rising seasonal diesel demand from other sectors

Oct 28, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
Russia
ARA
Asia
Middle East
refined products
refinery

Fuel oil exports from Russia and other Former Soviet Union nations (FSU) are on track for a weak October, as ongoing refinery maintenance work continues to weigh on production and limits flows to key importers Netherlands, the US and Asia.

Oct 21, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Diesel
Gasoline
Europe
Jet Fuel
Asia
Naphtha
refinery
margins

Global gasoline cracks are soaring amidst growing market tightness. A cap on gasoline production and high blending costs could see cracks reaching regular 5-year highs this winter

Oct 20, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Gasoline
Europe
Asia
Naphtha
refinery
petrochemicals

Global gasoline cracks are soaring amidst growing market tightness. A cap on gasoline production and high blending costs could see cracks reaching regular 5-year highs this winter

Sep 23, 2021
Oil and Gas
US
Crude
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
VLCC
Freight
OPEC
refined products
refinery

Vortexa provides an assessment of the impacts of hurricanes Ida and Nicholas on PADD 3 product and crude flows. Crude imports appear to be in for the greatest impacts. 

Aug 19, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Europe
Non-OPEC
OPEC
refinery
East of Suez

The WTI market is set for structural weakness as rising West of Suez demand is more than offset by drastic policy changes in China and rising Middle Eastern supplies.

Aug 10, 2021
Oil & Gas
Export
China
Oil & Gas
Asia
Video
Insight
refinery

As we witness global naphtha cracks continuing strength since the spring, we can see that seaborne naphtha imports carry on their impressive recovery. Strong flows are expected to continue on the back of firm petrochemical demand East of Suez and European gasoline blending.

Aug 5, 2021
Oil & Gas
Import
Export
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Russia
Naphtha
Freight
Insight
refinery
MR tankers
East of Suez

As we witness global naphtha cracks continuing strength since the spring, we can see that seaborne naphtha imports carry on their impressive recovery. Strong flows are expected to continue on the back of firm petrochemical demand East of Suez and European gasoline blending.

Aug 4, 2021
Oil & Gas
Export
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Russia
DPP
Insight
refinery

Russian seaborne crude and clean products have undergone a significant decline in July. We examine the key factors driving this shift, including rising pipeline flows and a tightening domestic gasoline market.

Jun 7, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Europe
Asia
DPP
Insight
refinery

May saw arrivals of crude and products in West of Suez surging, while East of Suez markets disappointed across the barrel. There is room for improvement, but low crude activity merits caution. 

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.

May 6, 2021
OIl & Gas
Crude
China
Diesel
Insight
refinery

China's crude imports have slowed in April. A rebound in Q3 is faced with headwinds as refiners look to draw down their stockpiles amid elevated crude prices.

May 2, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Import
Export
Crude
Diesel
Gasoline
Asia
Transatlantic
Naphtha
Insight
refined products
refinery

Vortexa outlines how naphtha has had a strong demand recovery but increasing demand for road fuels gasoline and diesel could incentivise refiners to adjust their yields to make less naphtha.

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.

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.

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.

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