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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Price changes for Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hi to all,

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

Heating oil shows a drop of just 3/10ths of a cent a litre.
Stove oil shows down by the same 3/10ths of a cent.
Diesel fuel shows a drop of 2/10thsof a cent a litre, and...
Gasoline shows a drop of 7/10ths of a cent.
*The real news may come next week on further drops in gasoline, diesel and heating oil prices as spot pricing has retreated somewhat the last two days. So far, gasoline shows a drop of three cents playing through on lower oil and a stronger Canadian dollar. Stove, heating oils and diesel all show the same trend in for next week as well. Anything can happen to change that in the coming days however!

In the news

OPEC production figures show a new record
OPEC produced almost 10.7 million barrels a day in September according to one report today, that probably led speculators when the glut of oil in the markets will end. While the union of oil producers wonders when the glut will lead to higher prices, they show no signs of reigning in production in an attempt to maintain market share. Oil in "floating storage" again continues to climb, signaling an abundance of oil with nowhere to go. Floating storage now shows close to 178 million barrels waiting aboard tankers with "no sale" in sight.
IEA lowers world demand growth for 2016
The International Energy Agency has lowered its forecast for oil demand growth by another 600,000 barrels a day, already adding bad news to a market well over-supplied. The IEA has dropped worldwide demand for oil to 95.7 million barrels a day. Over the last five years, the IEA has tracked a yearly increase in demand of oil products by 1.8 million barrels, but has dropped that back to 1.2 million barrels of added consumption for 2016.
Iraq production well up ahead of Iran's market "re-entry"
Iraqi production in the month of September has hit 4.2 million barrels a day, well up from 3.8 million recorded a few short months ago. While Iran waits in the wings to begin production to a market free from sanctions, Iraq is simply trying to maintain their own customer base, ahead of Iran's re-entry with an added 500,000 barrels  a day output.
That's it for this week!
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