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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Price changes for Thursday, August 28, 2014

Here's what I have for this Thursday's price changes:

Heating and stove oils down by just 2/100ths of a cent.
Diesel to drop by just 1/10th of a cent a litre, and...
Gasoline to increase by 2.5 cents a litre.

While oil prices were holding somewhat steady, they did increase slightly for West Texas Intermediate crude. What I did notice was a decrease in gasoline inventories last week which may have influenced the upward move of gasoline immediately before the Labour Day weekend.

See you all next week!

Regards,

George Murphy
Twitter @GeorgeMurphyMHA

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Price changes for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Greetings from St. George's-Stephenville East where I'm out here working!

Here's what I have for Thursday's price changes:

Heating and stove oils show down by 1.38 cents a litre....
Diesel is also forecast to drop by 1.5 cents a litre, and...
Gasoline is forecast to drop by 1.4 cents a litre.


Oil started to take another tumble with the news that the Kurds have again taken the Mosul Dam area off the ISIS forces in the area, lessening the threat to some more of Iraq's oilfields. That sent Brent and WTI prices lower, but kept the Canadian dollar down along with it against the US greenback...

Sure would love to see a build in inventories again tomorrow. It will help to keep the downwards pressure on oil if it were to show consumers were still not driving demand of gasoline or heating fuels!

That's it from this side!

Regards,

George Murphy
Twitter @GeorgeMurphyMHA
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Price changes for Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sorry for any inconvenience last week. I was out of town and couldn't post the numbers! I hope you all got them from my Twitter feed in spite of!

With all data in, here's what I have for this week's price changes:

Heating and stove oils show an added 55/100ths of a cent a litre.
Diesel fuel adds 6/10ths of a cent a litre, and...
Gasoline adds just 7/10ths of a cent a litre.

Again this week, the Canadian dollar lost about a half cent against the US greenback. The Markets remain relatively steady in spite of word of further US involvement in Iraq. Most of the market pressures off Middle East influences can be directly attributed to the fact that US domestic supply has become an important player in determining the "off-influence" prices we're seeing today.

Simple fact is that, while there is trouble in the Middle East, supplies are secure in North America as a result of the growth in US domestic production.

Security of supply...

That's it for this week!

Regards,

George Murphy
Twitter @GeorgeMurphyMHA