Week in Review

The crude market was up for the week.  It started the week on an upward trajectory on trade news details.  By mid-week easing trade tensions and macroeconomic news continued to drive markets higher.  EIA inventory numbers were also bullish when compared to the API numbers and those numbers and positive trade sentiment helped to lift […]

Congress Passes USMCA, Reuters Says Recession Averted

Yesterday brought another round of buying, pushing crude oil to close above $61/bbl. Today, prices are fading slightly, with markets slowing heading into a holiday week. Crude oil prices are currently $60.79, down 39 cents. Unlike crude, fuel prices are slightly higher this morning. Diesel prices are trading at $2.0392, up roughly a penny from […]

Easing Trade Tensions

Oil prices are relatively unchanged this morning.  WTI Crude is trading at $60.91, a loss of 2 cents. Fuel is up in early trading this morning.  Diesel is trading at $2.0225, a gain of 0.2 cents.  Gasoline is trading at $1.6930, a gain of 0.9 cents. On Wednesday, crude prices closed flat after trading lower […]

Week in Review

The crude market was up for the week.  It started the week relatively unchanged on little news, but as mid-week came around, the markets fell on bearish inventory numbers.  On Wednesday, prices recovered from session lows on positive trade sentiment and the markets closed the week higher on news of a phase one trade deal […]

“Getting VERY close to a BIG DEAL with China”

Yesterday morning brought an oil price surge as Trump tweeted that the US and China were on the cusp of finalizing a major trade deal. WTI crude briefly touched $60/bbl this morning, the highest price since the Saudi oil attack in September. Currently, crude prices are trading at $59.36, up 18 cents from yesterday’s close […]

Mid-Week Review – December 11, 2019

The U.S. Dominates New Oil and Gas Production Since fracking took off in 2008, we have more than doubled our proven oil reserves to ~65 billion barrels. Natural gas reserves have surged over 80% to ~430 trillion cubic feet. Already the largest oil and gas producer, the U.S. is set to increase its share of […]

Surprise Build Blunts Small Rally

A surprise build reported by the API seems to be putting downward pressure on crude markets this morning.  WTI Crude is trading at $58.96, a loss of 28 cents. Fuel is down in early trading this morning.  Diesel is trading at $1.9454, a loss of 2.0 cents.  Gasoline is trading at $1.6427, a loss of […]

Americans Say Low Gas Prices Are Good for the Economy

Americans overwhelmingly say that low gas prices are good for the economy and that gas prices would have to increase by more than $1 per gallon before they cut back on driving, according to results of the NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. Overall, 84% of consumers say that low gas prices are good for the economy, […]

Economic Optimism Hits Record High Despite Rise in Gas Prices

by National Association of Consumer Stores Despite rising gasoline prices, three in five (61%) gasoline consumers report feeling optimistic about the state of the economy, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Consumer Fuels survey. Consumer optimism is at an all-time high across the four-plus years the national survey has been conducted, […]

Mansfield Power and Gas Weekly

Analysis by Martin Trotter Prices were up throughout the day Monday, closing around 4 cents higher than the previous mark, at $3.25/Dt. Still, prices were about $.15 lower than the previous week. Short term models show a colder than normal band of weather wrapping from the Pacific Northwest down through Texas and around to the […]

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