Prices - frac spread

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Frac Spread: NGL Prices Stabilizing As Summer Drawing To An End

A sluggish summer for commodity prices is fast drawing to a close and producers can only hope that a repeat of last winter will spur demand and increase prices for propane and natural gas.

Frank Nieto
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:03
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Frac Spread: Midcontinent Beginning Winter Preparations With Increased Propane Imports

As the summer of 2014 draws to a close, NGL prices continued to return to levels from last summer with the only real discrepancies being higher Conway propane prices and lower Mont Belvieu isobutane prices this year. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:38
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Frac Spread: NGL Prices Come Full Circle

As we enter August, the winter of 2014 is a distant memory along with the gas shortages and high prices that it brought with it. The first week of August 2014 looks an awful lot like the same time last year with one key difference: even worse NGL prices and improved gas prices. It’s the worst of both worlds for NGL producers as frac spread margins are now worse off than a year ago.

Frank Nieto
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:43
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Frac Spread: NGL Dog Days

The NGL market is experiencing a down period this summer as infrastructure outages, construction delays and cool weather have combined to make this a lost season. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:27
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Frac Spread: Headwinds Continue To Trouble Ethane Prices

As July draws to a close, ethane prices remain in free fall with major headwinds working against them, primarily in the form of plant outages that have severely reduced domestic cracking capacity. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:01
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Frac Spread: Limited Cracking Capacity Continues To Plague Ethane Prices

Ethane prices had been expected to begin their long-awaited improvement this summer, but that progress appears to be getting stunted once again. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:29
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Frac Spread: Low Demand Benefits Propane Reloading

Ethane prices had the largest decrease the first full week of July as it remains closely related to gas prices, which tumbled this week. Ethane was also hurt by the continued outage of several crackers undergoing expansions or maintenance.

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 09:44
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NGL Prices Follow Crude, Gas Downturns

NGL prices were largely stagnant, with a slight trend down at the end of June as they followed losses for natural gas price and crude. Overall, NGL prices largely remained flat compared to the levels posted in the second quarter.

Frank Nieto
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:44
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Uncertainty In Iraq Increasing LPG Demand

There were notable price increases for butane and isobutane, which are benefitting from increased crude prices. In addition, propane prices rose at both Mont Belvieu and Conway as the uncertainty in Iraq and its hydrocarbon production is also causing a mild run-up in its value.

Frank Nieto
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:45
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Frac Spread: Crude Price Gains Supporting Heavy NGL Prices

NGL prices rose across the board at both hubs, aside from Conway isobutane, which continued to plummet. The full reasoning behind the high premium and the sharp drop in value of Midcontinent isobutane prices has yet to be determined.

 
Frank Nieto
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:40
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Frac Spread: Conway Isobutane Prices Returning To Normal

The Conway isobutane price spike came to an abrupt end the first week of June with a 14% loss in value that saw its premium over Mont Belvieu prices get slashed in half. Capacity in the region is returning, which is providing an outlet for the product.

Frank Nieto
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:35
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Frac Spread: NGL Prices Remain Static, But Dynamics Changing

Current demand levels for NGL are flat, but market dynamics support price improvements in the near-term. Both ethane cracking and petrochemical capacity are expected to increase shortly as plant turnarounds and expansions are nearing completion.

 
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:02

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