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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Price changes for Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

*Heating and stove oil to drop by a half penny....
*Diesel fuel to drop by 6/10ths of a cent, and...
*Gasoline to increase by 2.7 cents a litre.

Market highlights

Pressure on refined gasoline
A break in the important Colonial pipeline that brings gasoline from the US southeast refining area to the US Mideast regions has been causing spikes in prices in most regions east of the Mississippi and Ontario and east as well.
     Because of the supply disruption, prices for gasoline also showed a marked increase as shortages in the US southeast for refined gasoline increased the value of gasoline from other regions unaffected by the supply disruption.
     It's not going to last however, as prices are already starting to moderate as a pipeline fix-a temporary one at least- is due to come into operation at almost any minute that should bring supplies back online.
     Look for prices to retreat again next week on the news.

Oil producers to meet next week
Mark down September 28th as a day to watch oil on your calendar as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC and non-OPEC producers meet to discuss any possibility of invoking a freeze on further oil production meant to stabilize and increase oil prices.
     Already, the president of Algeria is stating that they need to see at least a million barrel cut in present production in order to help stop the latest fall in prices.

I'll keep it at that this week


George Murphy
Twitter @GeorgeMurphyOil

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