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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Price changes for Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hello to all,

All the data is in. Here's what I have for price changes for this Thursday. Keep in mind winter blending!

*Heating and stove oils show a modest increase of 8/10ths of a cent litre....
*Diesel shows an increase of 2.1 cents a litre, and...
*Gasoline still shows an increase of 4.1 cents a litre.


Highlights

*Iran is not set to talk about a possible drop in production with Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Russia until it has hit full stride in gaining back the same production levels it had hit before sanctions were placed on it. If that's the case, then Iran could be set to increase production by an added one million barrels a day by June. Will the Saudi-Russia maintenance of January production levels hold? It's doubtful.

*With oil now in retreat again, thanks to the news from Iran, the Canadian dollar has also lost some ground against the US greenback, losing about a cent and a half the last couple of days.

*Gasoline demand may be on the up-tick, that's if US inventory data is correct in telling the story. US gasoline inventories fell short of expectations last week with a draw of 4.5 million barrels. Crude inventories again climbed last week, reaching a historic high 519 million barrels. 3.9 million barrels was added, showing that the oil glut continues to weigh on the markets.

That's it for this week!

George
Twitter @GeorgeMurphyOil

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