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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Price changes for Thursday, November 26, 2015

 Hi to all,

Here's what I have for this week's price changes, keeping in mind winter fuel blending that may affect numbers for heating oil and Diesel fuels.
 
Heating oil shows a drop of 1.9 cents a litre.
Stove oils also point down 1.9 cents a litre.
Diesel shows a drop of a penny, and...
Gasoline shows an increase of 1.4 cents a litre.
 
Consumers may get hit next week
 
"While some prices show upwards movement, it may really be next week that we may see a substantial hit at the pumps because of today's Middle East action, and even then, it's really a test of a different market." That's according to George Murphy, group researcher with the Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices.
 
"While distillate fuels are pointing down, all this week showed speculators pouring money into gasoline because that's the only place that is showing any signs of demand placed on it. The actions in Turkey today showed that, while there's plenty of crude oil out there, any Middle East action could be mitigated by other sources that can play into the markets. There's a huge oversupply out there, combined with the ability for the US domestic market to respond to any potential problems. We have a different market reality out there. I expected today's incident to play out in the markets heavier than it did.
 
"Today showed no 'huge' increase in oil, although it did rise another $1.20 US on the up-tick in the Middle East. It was an up-tick in refined commodities that is rearing its head. Gasoline spots rose another two cents a litre on Turkey speculation, and if it holds for the rest of this business week, we could see consumers get dinged a few more pennies next week as a result. We'll have to let the markets play out to confirm that."
 
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For more information, contact;
 
George Murphy
Twitter @GeorgeMurphyOil

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