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US distillate inventory recovers Posted on 17 Sep 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

U.S. distillate inventory made a major jump last week that helped significantly reduce the shortfall in inventory levels. For the week ending Sept. 7, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported... Read more»

US propane inventory totals could be misleading Posted on 10 Sep 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported U.S. propane inventory was up 2.004 million barrels for the week ending Aug. 31. The build left total U.S. inventory at 73.404 million barrels,... Read more»

Propane prices are riding the crude wave Posted on 04 Sep 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

All of the gain in U.S. propane's value in 2018 can be attributed to the stronger pricing environment for crude. Read more»

Price spread tightens between Mont Belvieu, Conway Posted on 27 Aug 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Here are the factors impacting the recent price spread between Conway propane and Mont Belvieu LST propane. Read more»

US natural gas production rises, increases propane supply Posted on 20 Aug 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

For as far out as can be seen, propane supply will be much higher than domestic demand. Read more»

US challenged to disrupt Iranian crude exports Posted on 13 Aug 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Aug. 7 began the first phase of U.S. sanctions against Iran. Read more»

Petrochemical companies still consuming relatively low volumes of propane Posted on 06 Aug 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

In July, U.S. propane exports kicked into higher gear. Read more»

Crude drilling slowdown could support propane prices Posted on 30 Jul 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Last week, U.S. crude production hit 11 million barrels per day for the first time ever. Read more»

Propane’s relative value to crude diminishes despite higher price Posted on 23 Jul 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Over the last year, propane has been pulled higher by rising crude prices since propane's relative value is not keeping up with the rise in crude's price. Read more»

Propane production up at natural gas processing plants Posted on 16 Jul 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

An increase in natural gas production has caused a significant increase in propane supply from natural gas processing operations. Read more»