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Extreme events put inventory in unusual situations Posted on 25 Sep 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Propane prices increased after the Energy Information Administration reported U.S. propane inventory fell 1.377 million barrels for the week ending Sept. 15. Read more»

What to expect from changes in the crude price curve Posted on 18 Sep 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries projects demand for its crude will average 32.83 million barrels per day in 2018. Read more»

What’s causing a big jump in propane inventory? Posted on 11 Sep 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

For the week ending Sept. 1, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a 6.346-million-barrel build in U.S. propane inventory. Read more»

What propane’s value history tells us about the market today Posted on 05 Sep 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Propane’s relative value to West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude, the U.S. benchmark crude, continues to rise. Read more»

Hurricane Harvey’s potential impact on Texas Gulf Coast Posted on 25 Aug 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

All eyes are on Hurricane Harvey, which is bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast. Read more»

Crude inventory drawdown’s relation to crude production Posted on 21 Aug 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Crude prices have been volatile throughout the August downtrend. They moved higher from mid-June through July, but dropped from $50.17 to below $47 in August. Read more»

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»