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Posts by Mark Rachal

Propane inventory posts largest draw on record Posted on 29 Jan 2024 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal, director of research and publications at Cost Management Solutions, evaluates the largest propane inventory draw on record. Read more»

Closing propane forward positions Posted on 22 Jan 2024 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

This week, Mark Rachal, director of research and publications, discusses the process of closing propane forward positions. Read more»

Propane market reacts as feared Posted on 16 Jan 2024 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal, director of research and publications at Cost Management Solutions, discusses rising crude and propane prices. Read more»

Propane inventory adjustment could spike prices Posted on 08 Jan 2024 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal of Cost Management Solutions discusses the current state of U.S. propane inventory and the expected impact on pricing this winter. Read more»

Managing supply price risk in the second half of winter Posted on 02 Jan 2024 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

This week, Mark Rachal, director of research and publications, analyzes the risk of higher prices in the second half of winter. Read more»

Calling on winter propane demand Posted on 18 Dec 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

This week, Mark Rachal, director of research and publications at Cost Management Solutions, analyzes propane demand and the current weather forecast for this winter. Read more»

Speculative propane trading suggests prices could rise Posted on 11 Dec 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal reviews the latest report from the Commodities Futures Trading Commission and what the industry needs to know about speculative propane trading. Read more»

What lower crude demand in the US means for propane retailers Posted on 04 Dec 2023 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 what lower crude demand in the... Read more»

Solving the mystery of propane forwards Posted on 27 Nov 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Mark Rachal, director of research and publications for Cost Management Solutions, describes how propane forwards function. Read more»

EIA to provide new propane data point Posted on 20 Nov 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The Energy Information Administration will provide a new data point in its Weekly Petroleum Status Report that will benefit those in the propane industry. Read more»