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Growth in US propane supply exceeding demand

February 18, 2019 - By

Propane’s relative value to WTI crude has been falling this year. Comparing propane’s value to crude’s value is an excellent... read more

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US propane exports drop significantly

February 11, 2019 - By

High rates of propane production, high inventory levels and relatively soft growth in propane exports have created a bearish fundamental situation for propane that could continue beyond winter. read more

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Delivering propane in extreme weather is serious business

February 8, 2019 - By

It is with the 2019 polar vortex that we praise the men and women of the propane industry whose jobs call for working on the front lines, braving whatever weather is thrown at them to keep the gallons flowing and their customers warm. read more

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How US sanctions on Venezuala may impact propane prices

February 4, 2019 - By

The U.S. government's decision to proceed with imposing sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company PDVSA could raise prices on 20 million barrels of U.S. crude products, and potentially hurt U.S. economic growth. read more

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Propane export growth waning despite higher production levels

January 29, 2019 - By

Last year, propane supply growth exceeded propane export demand by about 25 million barrels, which provides an essential headwind for propane prices. Going forward, the key question for propane pricing is if the imbalance will continue. read more

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In the Know: Focusing on more burner tips, propane appliance customers in 2019

January 24, 2019 - By

Propane Resources explains what part of a retail propane operation business owners should focus on in 2019. read more

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Propane supply engine remains revved up

January 21, 2019 - By

If the propane supply engine does not slow down, prices will be under downward pressure to encourage more domestic consumption and exports. read more

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Effective maintenance requires human effort

January 16, 2019 - By

For a business to function efficiently, intentional human intervention is needed to bring order and resist the natural forces of deterioration. read more

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Propane production hits record high, could cap upside price potential

January 14, 2019 - By

U.S. propane production surged at the end of 2018, which contributed to the recent weakness in propane prices and likely capped upside price potential. read more

Crude outlook more bearish, latest analysis shows

January 7, 2019 - By

Results from a recent survey of crude analysts show a significantly more bearish bias for crude for 2019. Learn more about this year's predictions. read more

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