IEA: 4 Oil Trends to Watch for August

The IEA released their Monthly Oil Report for August, which is packed full of headline-worthy news items. Today’s article will unpack some of the key themes: Bullish: Fuel switching is driving “soaring” oil demand for power. As natural gas prices rise and heat waves drive power consumption, more power companies are considering heating oil for […]

What Is It – Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

Welcome to our continuing FUELSNews series: What Is It Wednesday. Each week, we’ll pick a fuel industry topic to explain, so you can learn more about the market and what drives it. Want to suggest a topic? Email the author, Alan Apthorp, at aapthorp@mansfieldoil.com. If diesel is the hero of the transportation fuels world, then […]

EIA: Several Refining Projects Scheduled in Asia and Middle East

There’s been lots of talk among analysts about the lack of refining capacity around the world. In fact, OPEC has asserted that the world isn’t lacking crude oil, but rather the capacity to convert crude oil into usable fuels. While US refining capacity is falling (a topic we covered back in May), global refining capacity […]

Gasoline Slump, OPEC+ Snub, and Iran Deal – Catch Up on Fuel Markets

The diesel crisis continues even as gasoline markets are slumping. OPEC+ barely moved to increase its output goal, keeping global markets tight. And the US and Iran are heading back to the negotiation table, following the US tightening sanctions. Let’s unpack the day’s news.   Yesterday, the EIA published its weekly report which showed a headline […]

Did Gasoline Prices Really Fall 50 Cents? (It Depends…)

Yesterday saw the entire petroleum complex close significantly lower. Crude oil fell by nearly $5/bbl, and fuel prices saw roughly 10-cent losses. One could say that prices are actually down much more. On Friday, gasoline closed at $3.49 when the August future contract expired; yesterday, the September contract closed at $2.99. That’s a 50-cent drop […]

US May Be in Recession – But Fuel Prices Remain Strong

The numbers are in, and GDP fell -0.9% in Q2, marking the second straight quarter of contraction.  In Q1, the economy contracted by -1.6%.  The typical definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth, although there’s a variety of other statistics that play into the official declaration of a recession. Many years […]

Omicron Reaches New Level – Here’s What We Know

This morning prices are trading lower as fears about Omicron and its fast advancement run through the market. Today crude oil opened at $70.07, diesel at $2.2168, and gasoline at $2.1271. With so much fear surrounding the Omicron variant now, it is time to take a look at what has been impacted the most over […]

Fuel Prices Bounce Higher After Selloff

Fuel prices are bouncing back this morning after a steep selloff yesterday, which moderated towards the end of the day. WTI crude sank as low as $65.50 before ending the day a dollar higher. This morning, prices continue rebounding, with fuel products picking up roughly 4 cents and crude up $2/bbl. Diesel remains 11 cents […]

Mid-Week Review – July 7, 2021

Oil prices stabilize as OPEC uncertainty persists Oil futures rose Wednesday, stabilizing after the previous session’s slide, as investors continued to weigh the implications of a standoff between OPEC members over output. Oil trading has been volatile after talks by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies — a group known as […]

Crude Nears $70/bbl – US-Iran Talks Continue

This morning crude opened at $69.52, the highest in a multi-year period. While crude is floating around $70, it may be a while before it breaches that threshold. With the economy trying to find a strong balance between the rising demand with summer travel picking up, along with higher output from Iran, there are differing […]

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