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March 2017 Issue

Fuels & Supply

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 20, 2017

Buy the Dip? Multiple bank analysts issue a buy recommendation for crude oil. Seasonally, crude oil prices are near a bottom. U.S. inventories of both distillate and gasoline are now below last year’s levels. Cold weather gives natural gas prices a rally in a bear market.   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of Powerhouse  ...

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Rise 26% in 2016 to Second-Highest Level on Record

March 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Lower Right 2Comments Off on U.S. Ethanol Exports Rise 26% in 2016 to Second-Highest Level on Record

Principal Contributors: Steve Hanson and Sean Hill   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly   The United States exported more than 1 billion gallons (68,000 barrels per day) of fuel ethanol in 2016,...

Increasing Exports Contribute to Large Draw on Propane Inventories This Winter

March 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Upper LeftComments Off on Increasing Exports Contribute to Large Draw on Propane Inventories This Winter

Principal Contributors: Stacy MacIntyre and Warren Wilczewski   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Petroleum Supply Report Note: Inventories include propane/propylene for fuel use only   U.S. propane inventories,...

AFPM Petitions EPA to Reconsider Denial of 2016 RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Waiver

March 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left 2Comments Off on AFPM Petitions EPA to Reconsider Denial of 2016 RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Waiver

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson gave a statement on the petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its January 17, 2017, denial of the association’s petition for a...

Seven Countries Move Up in Top 100 Ranking for Diesel Sulfur Limits

March 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Seven Countries Move Up in Top 100 Ranking for Diesel Sulfur Limits

Stratas Advisors, a leading global provider of market analytics and energy solutions, released their annual report this month, ranking the top 100 countries limiting sulfur use in diesel. The report confirms a continued global movement toward lower...

Warm Weather Leads to First Recorded Natural Gas Storage Injection in February

March 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Warm Weather Leads to First Recorded Natural Gas Storage Injection in February

Principal Contributor: Owen Comstock   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Climate Prediction Center     Warmer-than-normal...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended March 13, 2017)

March 14, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Lower RightComments Off on EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended March 13, 2017)

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week ended March 13, 2017. Prices for both fuels declined during the week, though the current crude price decline has not yet been fully...

New ASTM High-Octane Fuel Standard Published

March 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on New ASTM High-Octane Fuel Standard Published

ASTM International published an important, new high-octane fuel standard: ASTM D8076 – 17, Standard Specification for 100 Research Octane Number Test Fuel for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines. A major victory for the ethanol industry, this new...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 13, 2017

WTI Breaks Support Crude oil below $50 for first time since December 8, 2016  Bearish features include high stocks, more production and lower refining demand New support at $45.20, ULSD at $1.4630 and RBOB at $1.5530 End-of-season natural gas storage to...

IRFA Celebrates 100th E15 Refueling Site Opening

March 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Retail OperationsComments Off on IRFA Celebrates 100th E15 Refueling Site Opening

Crossroads Convenience Store in Spencer, Iowa, became Iowa’s 100th E15 station, strengthening Iowa’s position as the number-one state in the U.S. for E15 refueling sites.   The Spencer store is owned by Wessels Oil Company, which has been in...