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May 12, 2022
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Crude
Diesel
UAE
Gasoline
Saudi Arabia
Russia
Jet Fuel
VGO
Naphtha
OPEC
refined products
Sanctions
Refining

In this insight we shed light on the diverging trends emerging for crude and refined products loadings from OPEC+.

Apr 27, 2022
Oil and Gas
US
Crude
Europe
Russia
VLCC
Aframax
Insight
Sanctions
Suezmax
oil supply
SPR

US crude/condensates exports to Europe are rising in April as the continent pivots further away from Russian supplies. As exports to Europe rise, so too are volumes loaded onto larger tankers, possibly indicating the start of a longer term trend.

Apr 26, 2022
Oil and Gas
Crude
China
Europe
Russia
Insight
Sanctions
oil supply
oil demand
SPR

Russian crude oil exports are rising strongly in April, adding pressure on oil prices on top of China's Covid nightmare and SPR release. But a number of factors speak for a renewed tightening of markets.

Mar 29, 2022
Oil & Gas
Export
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Russia
Asia
Urals
oil price
Insight
refined products
Sanctions
oil supply
oil demand
Ukraine

Russian oil exports are increasingly struggling, given the strong dependence on "unfriendly countries". IEA's call of 2.5-3mbd crude supply losses looks plausible but is at loggerheads with range-bound oil prices.

Mar 24, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Europe
Russia
Asia
Urals
STS
VLCC
Aframax
Insight
Sanctions
Ukraine

Russian crude exports from the Baltic and Black Sea are now showing a clear redirection away from Europe. In this insight we explore the magnitude of this shift and where these crude cargoes are heading to instead.

Mar 23, 2022
Oil & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
Europe
Russia
Asia
DPP / Dirty
Insight
Sanctions
East of Suez
Ukraine
secondary feedstocks

Dirty products are the first energy exports out of Russia showing clear signs of declines. And there are good reasons for it, as well as relevant knock-on effects, including higher prices and Russian production shut-ins.

Mar 22, 2022
Oil & Gas
LR2
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Russia
Asia
Freight
Insight
Sanctions
Vessel Availability
MR tankers
LR1
East of Suez
Ukraine

Following up on our APAC Webinar, we are answered questions on Russian oil exports, and the implactions on European and Asian crude and product flows, as well as repercussions for clean and dirty shipping.

Mar 17, 2022
Freight
LR2
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Russia
Asia
Freight
Insight
Sanctions
Vessel Availability
MR tankers
LR1
East of Suez
Ukraine

While crude rates are falling from the peaks reached following the Russian invasion in Ukraine, CPP tanker rates continue their rally, especially in the Eastern hemisphere. In this insight we will analyse the drivers which have triggered this development.

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.

Feb 23, 2022
Oil & Gas
US
Europe
Russia
Asia
Middle East
Freight
Middle Distillates
PADD 3
Insight
Sanctions
refinery
East of Suez

In this insight we analyse the main factors tightening European diesel supplies and driving backwardation to multiyear highs.

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.

Jan 26, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Russia
Asia
LNG
refined products
Sanctions

In this insight we examine the reprcussions and motivations behind Europe and/or the US applying sanctions to Russian energy

Jan 27, 2021
Event News
Event News
Risk
Sanctions

On the 7th December, Vortexa are proud to be have been involved in the Tech in Commodities 2020, ran in conjunction with SWITCH 2020, delivering a panel with key industry leaders from Braemar ACM Shipbroking, Norden, and Windward

Dec 16, 2020
Event News
Freight
Singapore
IMO2020
Event News
Risk
Sanctions

On the 7th December, Vortexa are proud to be have been involved in the Tech in Commodities 2020, ran in conjunction with SWITCH 2020, delivering a panel with key industry leaders from Braemar ACM Shipbroking, Norden, and Windward

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!

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.

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