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Taking a deeper look at propane price uncertainty Posted on 15 Oct 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Throughout last week, Mont Belvieu’s price correction deepened and its value relative to crude continued to deteriorate. Read more»

How to manage propane price uncertainty Posted on 08 Oct 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Last week, Mont Belvieu LST (MB) propane prices experienced the first significant downward move since mid-August, dropping 6.75 cents Oct. 2-4. The pullback came after MB set a new high... Read more»

Energy Information Administration provides valuable data Posted on 01 Oct 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The primary mission of Cost Management Solutions is to provide propane retailers and consumers with critical information and analysis, along with access to hedging tools, allowing them to manage the... Read more»

US propane/propylene production reaches new milestone Posted on 24 Sep 2018 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

For the week ending Sept. 14, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported U.S. propane/propylene production exceeded 2 million barrels per day (bpd) for the first time. Propane production has been... Read more»

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»