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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Price changes for Thursday, February 2, 2017


Good evening to all,



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



*Heating and stove oils show a drop of 1.1 cents a litre.

*Diesel shows a drop of 9/10ths of a cent a litre, and...

*Gasoline shows a drop of 2.4 cents a litre.



Market highlights



US/Canadian oil continues to rebound

     As I predicted would happen some months back, the US oil industry continues to rebound to fill the gap left wide open by OPEC and non-OPEC production cuts.

     Again this week, US rigs have continued their return to the field with the addition of another 15 rigs back into production and exploration.

     Sources in Alberta also continue to show a good rebound starting within the oil industry there, especially moreso with the stability that oil has shown in recent weeks.



Inventories continue up for oil and gasoline

     Last week’s inventory report from the Energy Information Administration continues to show good builds in gasoline inventories, one of the chief reasons why gasoline prices will see their fourth drop in a row since their peak during Christmas/New Year’s travel demand.

     With refiner capacity again showing retreat, Gasoline inventories climbed by another 6.8 million barrels. That figure is pretty important when you consider the fact that refiners were throttling back on production.



That’s it for this week.



Regards to all.



George Murphy

Twitter @GeorgeMurphyOil

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