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US propylene inventory sets 5-year high

March 11, 2019 - By and

The propane inventory number reported each week by the Energy Information Administration also includes propylene. Propylene is a non-fuel used... read more

Propane’s relative value on the downswing

March 4, 2019 - By

Propane values continue to retreat against WTI crude, which reflects weaker fundamental conditions for propane. read more

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WTI prices remain low compared to Brent, other benchmark crudes

February 25, 2019 - By

The price spread between U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude and global benchmark Brent crude is increasing. U.S. propane and other natural gas liquids (NGL) values are closely tied to the value of crude. read more

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In the Know: Mariner East 2 pipeline launch

February 21, 2019 - By

Propane Resources explains how the opening of Mariner East 2 will impact the U.S. propane market. read more

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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