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Petrochemical companies boost propane usage Posted on 18 Jun 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The implication for propane retailers is that petrochemicals could demand more propane moving forward if the trend in ethane’s relative value to propane continues on its current path. Read more»

Price spread widens between Mont Belvieu, Conway Posted on 11 Jun 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

For the foreseeable future, it appears Conway is going to be overwhelmed by supply. Read more»

Following up on the monthly propane price trend Posted on 04 Jun 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The pricing pattern for March and May turned out to be very similar, but April was a little different. Read more»

US propane inventory builds lighter than average Posted on 29 May 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

U.S. propane inventory increased very lightly last week. Find out why. Read more»

Examining the March–May propane price pattern Posted on 21 May 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Propane has certainly been bullish in the last 10 days. Read more»

The weak propane export trend continues; prices still trend up Posted on 14 May 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

U.S. propane production is much higher than domestic propane demand, leaving propane exports to play the role of balancing U.S. supply with demand. Read more»

Examining the major propane price shift in April Posted on 07 May 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Propane prices saw a significant change in April. Get more details on this shift. Read more»

Exports harness propane inventory builds, prices Posted on 30 Apr 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

This year, domestic demand has remained high due to a long winter heating season, when compared to recent winters. Read more»

Low Midwest inventory at odds with weak Conway values Posted on 23 Apr 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Last Wednesday the EIA reported that U.S. propane inventory stood at 35.872 million barrels for the week ending April 13. Read more»

Weak propane exports offset domestic demand Posted on 16 Apr 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported U.S. domestic demand for propane at 1.496 million barrels per day (bpd) for the week ending April 6. Read more»

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