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Propane prices down to multi-year lows Posted on 11 Jun 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

May was a bearish month for propane. Falling crude and sluggish fundamentals combined to send propane prices down to multi-year lows. Read more»

Petrochemical demand for propane decreases Posted on 03 Jun 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Petrochemical companies have been choosing ethane over propane. See what the propane demand decrease means for domestic demand and prices. Read more»

Propane production outpaces demand Posted on 28 May 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Combined domestic demand and export volumes are not keeping up with increases in propane production. This results in building inventory and falling prices. Read more»

Middle East tension may affect global crude supply Posted on 20 May 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Crude oil prices are moving higher with the potential for carrying propane prices along for the ride. There is a speculative premium being added to crude as tension in the... Read more»

Propane fundamental support may raise prices Posted on 13 May 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Propane supply was outpacing propane export and domestic demand this spring, which caused inventory to rise, putting downward pressure on prices. Read more»

Fuel-use propane production off to strong start Posted on 06 May 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Total fuel-use propane production from January 2018 to this January increased. Compared with 2017, supply growth is very strong this year. Read more»

A look at US crude and the crude products balance Posted on 29 Apr 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

To evaluate the U.S.'s energy independence, we evaluate U.S. crude and the crude products balance, and which countries import our light crude. Read more»

Gulf Coast propane inventory soars Posted on 23 Apr 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

With so much production in the Midwest relative to demand potential, producers simply do not want to hold inventory there. Read more»

Inventory grows as supply outpaces demand Posted on 15 Apr 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

April is when we make the transition from monitoring heating-degree days and the impact of winter weather to more closely monitoring propane inventory to see how it is accumulating for... Read more»

Propane’s value declining due to supply imbalance Posted on 02 Apr 2019 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

In Trader’s Corner, we have written extensively about the high growth rate in propane supply compared to the slower growth in propane exports and domestic demand. This week’s Trader’s Corner... Read more»