Brent oil prices decreased by 3.06% or US$2.63, as prices decreased this week relative to the prior week. Oil traded on October 28, 2021 at a price of US$83.19 per barrel relative to US$85.82 on October 21, 2021. Brent oil opened 2021 year at US$54.52 per barrel.
87 Octane prices increased this week by 1.94% (JMD$3.06). Additionally, 90 Octane increased by 1.88% or (JMD$3.06) this week. 87 Octane and 90 Octane opened the year 2021 at J$112.05 and J$114.89 respectively and now trades at J$160.68 and J$166.11 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 increases
On October 25, 2021, it was noted that “The U.S. average regular gasoline retail price increased more than 6 cents to $3.38 per gallon on October 25, $1.24 higher than a year ago.” The East Coast price rose almost by 10 cents to $3.34 per gallon, the Gulf Coast price went up almost by 8 cents to $3.06 per gallon, the West Coast price increased almost by 6 cents to $4.07 per gallon, and the Midwest price rose nearly 2 cents to $3.22 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain price decreased nearly 1 cent to $3.56 per gallon.
The average diesel fuel price increased more than 4 cents to $3.71 per gallon on October 25, $1.33 cents higher than a year ago. The Gulf Coast price went up more than 6 cents to $3.48 per gallon, the West Coast price rose more than 5 cents to $4.28 per gallon, the East Coast and Rocky Mountain prices each climbed nearly 5 cents to $3.70 per gallon and $3.78 per gallon, respectively, and the Midwest price went up nearly 2 cents to $3.63 per gallon.
Inventories for Propane/propylene rise
There was an increase in U.S. propane/propylene stocks last week by 2.0 million barrels last week to 75.7 million barrels as of October 22, 2021, 13.5 million barrels (15.2%) less than the five-year (2016-2020) average inventory levels for this same time of year.
Additionally, Gulf Coast, East Coast, and Rocky Mountain/West Coast inventories each increased by 1.2 million barrels, 0.7 million barrels, and 0.1 million barrels, and Midwest inventories increased slightly, remaining virtually unchanged.
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