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Russia/Ukraine conflict to intensify ‘energy war’ this winter Posted on 20 Sep 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal, director of research and publications for Cost Management Solutions, discusses the challenges of meeting customer expectations this winter. Read more»

Not all inventory builds are created equal Posted on 13 Sep 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

There have been some solid inventory builds for U.S. propane over the past couple of weeks, pushing the total to 7 percent higher than last year. Read more»

How propane rejection could impact supply, pricing Posted on 07 Sep 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal with Cost Management Solutions examines how a potential propane rejection could impact supply and pricing this winter. Read more»

How natural gas impacts propane supply and pricing Posted on 30 Aug 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

This week, Mark Rachal, director of research and publications with Cost Management Solutions, examines how natural gas impacts propane supply and pricing. Read more»

Higher crude prices may elevate propane prices through winter Posted on 23 Aug 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal, director of research and publications at Cost Management Solutions, reviews how higher crude prices may elevate propane prices through winter. Read more»

Medford incident complicates Midwest supply Posted on 16 Aug 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal with Cost Management Solutions discusses how the explosion at the ONEOK Medford, Oklahoma, fractionation plant has impacted Midwest supply. Read more»

Propane demand pattern suggests need for price protection this winter Posted on 09 Aug 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

In this week's Trader’s Corner, Mark Rachal of Cost Management Solutions reviews propane demand and pricing thus far in 2022. Read more»

Propane inventory gets much-needed build Posted on 02 Aug 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal, director of research and publications with Cost Management Solutions, discusses the latest propane inventory builds. Read more»

Gasoline demand is influencing crude prices Posted on 26 Jul 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Trader’s Corner, a weekly partnership with Cost Management Solutions, analyzes propane supply and pricing trends. This week, Mark Rachal, director of research and publications, explains why gasoline demand will influence the price of crude. Read more»

Medford accident leaves questions about supply Posted on 19 Jul 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal with Cost Management Solutions discusses the impact of the recent explosion at the ONEOK Medford, Oklahoma, fractionation plant. Read more»