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April 2017 Issue

Terminals and Storage

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 24, 2017

Bears Take Control OPEC-non-OPEC deal may be unraveling Crude oil tanker movements reach a record Gasoline supply up; gasoline demand down Natural gas storage lags last year, well ahead of five-year average   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of Powerhouse     The Matrix Declining oil prices in recent days suggest that the effectiveness...

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Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

Frederick J. Passman, Ph.D., Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   My last article discussed the opportunity costs caused by dispenser flow-rate reduction. I’ll open today’s article with a few photos that I’ve selected from my collection...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 17, 2017

Oil Prices Hold Support RBOB prices holding; gas cracks, not so much OPEC reports remarkable rate of compliance Declining foreign crude oil stocks include Iran’s long-term waterborne storage Natural gas end-of-heating-season storage third...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 10, 2017

Expanded Crack Spreads Threaten the Gasoline Rally Fewer days of supply of U.S. petroleum products seen as bullish Less ability to meet demand contrasts with high total inventories Impact of product exports grows on evaluation of supply Natural gas ends...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 27, 2017

Crude Oil Stocks Resume Growth, Little Price Response Crude oil stocks reach new record, little price response Planned SPR release will add to crude oil glut Constrained OPEC production agreement ends in June Natural gas supply surplus growing  ...

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...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 6, 2017

Crude oil approaching spring seasonal rally phase  Supply glut in U.S. could limit price gains Gasoline crack spread pressured by low demand and regulatory uncertainty Natural gas stocks on track to end heating season over 2 Tcf   Sincerely, Alan...

Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 27, 2017)

February 27, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 27, 2017)

U.S. Oil Stocks Show First 2017 Draw Total inventory fell 11 million barrels Market not sure OPEC cuts will be enough to cut glut EIA: Shale oil to reach 6 million barrels per day by 2026 Propane stocks draw again Natural gas storage could end heating season...

Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 21, 2017)

February 21, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 21, 2017)

Sharp Contraction in Oil Price Volatility WTI has traded in $4.50 range since early December Talk that OPEC-non-OPEC agreement may be extended to erase supply glut Crude oil exports from U.S. expanding rapidly Propane stocks continue to fall Natural gas price...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017 • Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, February 6, 2017

Hedging ULSD for Winter, 2017 – 2018 Up in the Air December 2017 ULSD trades near recent highs December ULSD typically bought in preceding February ULSD prices face contradictory signals: OPEC cuts crude oil, U.S. crude oil output growing​ Natural gas...