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Monitoring inventory levels and domestic, export demand Posted on 14 Aug 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Propane inventory dynamics are definitely in a state of flux. At this point, traders are still trying to figure out what is the new normal. Read more»

What we can expect from where the price of crude is headed Posted on 07 Aug 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The market has determined that production controls by producers cannot, by themselves, balance supply and demand enough to bring down global crude inventory. Read more»

Reacting to a surprisingly light US propane inventory build Posted on 31 Jul 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

For the week ending July 21, the U.S. Energy Information Administration surprised markets by reporting just a 200,000-barrel build in U.S. propane inventory. Read more»

Tracking tighter propane conditions, increasing values Posted on 24 Jul 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

There has been a significant shift in propane’s fundamental condition over the last few years. Read more»

US propane production on the rise in 2017 Posted on 05 Jul 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Growth in U.S. propane production has slowed from the breakneck pace of recent years, but it's still on the rise in 2017. Read more»

Defining and analyzing speculative propane positions Posted on 19 Jun 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

A majority of traders are in the propane business in some way, shape or form. Read more»

Petrochemical companies backing away from propane Posted on 12 Jun 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Propane inventory has increased 10.774 million barrels since its first build for this year, which occurred during the week ending April 21. Read more»

Propane’s relative value to crude continues to set five-year highs Posted on 05 Jun 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Last week, the Energy Information Administration reported U.S. propane inventory increased 3.446 million barrels. Read more»

US crude export opportunities leading to inventory drawdown Posted on 22 May 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

U.S. crude inventory is falling and that is helping fuel the recent uptrend in crude prices. Read more»

Big drop in demand undermines propane prices Posted on 15 May 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

There was a little less nervousness last week after the EIA's weekly inventory data finally showed a significant build in U.S. propane inventory. Read more»