November 28, 2019
Brent oil prices decreased by 1.64% or US$1.05, as prices decreased this week relative to the prior week. Oil traded on November 28, 2019 at a price of US$62.92 per barrel relative to US$63.97 on November 21, 2019. Brent oil began the year at US$55.95 per barrel.
87 Octane prices increased this week by 0.33% (JMD$0.43), while 90 Octane increased by a similar amount 0.33% or (JMD$0.43). 87 Octane and 90 Octane opened the year at J$116.75 and J$119.59 respectively, and now trades at J$129.84 and J$132.68 per litre respectively.
Figure 1: Petrojam, U.S. Gulf Coast Conventional Gasoline Regular and Brent Crude Oil Price History
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U.S. average regular gasoline and diesel prices decrease
The U.S. average regular gasoline retail price declined 1 cent from the prior week to $2.58 per gallon, approximately 4 cents higher the same time last year. A 7 cents decline was observed for the West Coast which amounted to $3.47 per gallon, Midwest price declined more than 3 cents to $2.40 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain price decreased by1 cent to $2.83 per gallon. Prices in the Gulf Coast price went up 2 cents to $2.24 per gallon, and the East Coast price inched up by almost 1 cent to $2.46 per gallon.
According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), “the U.S. average diesel fuel price went down almost 1 cent to $3.07 per gallon on November 25, 20 cents lower than the same time last year. The West Coast price declined nearly 4 cents to $3.72 per gallon, the Gulf Coast price dropped almost 2 cents to $2.78 per gallon, and the Midwest price fell lower than 1 cent, remaining at $2.97 per gallon. Whereas, the Rocky Mountain price increased greater than 1 cent to $3.25 per gallon and the East Coast price rose less than 1 cent, remaining at $3.05 per gallon.”
Inventories for Propane/propylene decrease
There was a decrease in U.S. propane/propylene stocks last week by 0.7 million barrels to 93.5 million barrels as of November 22, 2019. This was 5.1 million barrels (5.7%) higher than the five-year (2014-2018) average inventory level year over year. Additionally, Midwest, Rocky Mountain/West Coast, and East Coast inventories decreased by 0.5 million barrels, 0.3 million barrels, and 0.2 million barrels, respectively. Gulf Coast inventories rose by 0.4 million barrels. Propylene non-fuel-use inventories represented 5.6% of total propane/propylene inventories.
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