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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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Natural Gas Makes Resurgence In A&D As Prices Remain Stable

Stable natural gas prices is resulting in greater A&D activity.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:51
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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

Prices - Frac Spread

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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

Prices - Crude Oil

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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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API Rebuts DOT’s Claim That Bakken Crude Is ‘On The High End Of Volatility’

The American Petroleum Institute (API) rebutted the U.S. Department of Transportation’s claim that crude oil from the Bakken Shale is especially volatile compared to other crude oils.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:51
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Puncture-Prone Rail Car To Be Phased Out Under US Proposal: DOT Sets 60-Day Comment Period

The Obama administration proposed phasing out thousands of older tank cars within two years and lowering speed limits as part of a set of new rules intended to reduce the risks of hauling crude oil by rail.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:19
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Monroe Energy, Bridger Agree To Five-Year Oil Supply Contract

Delta Air Lines subsidiary Monroe Energy LLC entered into a five-year agreement with Bridger LLC to supply 65,000 barrels per day of domestic crude oil to its Trainer, Pa., refinery.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:26

Prices - Natural Gas

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ONEOK Partners To Build Gas Processing Plant, Related Infrastructure In SCOOP Play

ONEOK Partners LP announced plans to invest about $365 million to $470 million between 2014 and fourth-quarter 2016 to build a natural gas processing plant and related infrastructure to gather and process gas from the SCOOP. 

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:39
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Strategic LPG Relationship, Delivery Of VLGC For Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG Ltd., owner and manager of modern very large gas carriers (VLGCs), entered into a memorandum of understanding with HNA Logistics Group Co. Ltd. to explore opportunities in the LPG market.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:36
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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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Key North American Hub Prices: July 24, 2014

Key North American Hub Prices: July 24, 2014

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:15

Prices - Natural Gas Liquid

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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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MLPs Remain Ahead Of The Curve

Wells Fargo Securities reports that the MLP sector outpaced the S&P 500 for the fourth straight month.

Frank Nieto
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:56

Prices - PetroChemical

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GlobalData: China, Russia Will Lead Polypropylene Capacity Additions

According to the latest report from research and consulting firm GlobalData, Global polypropylene capacity increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2003 to reach 65 million tons per year (mtpy) in 2013.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:04
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Westlake Chemical Partners Commences IPO

Houston-based Westlake Chemical Partners LP, a limited partnership formed to operate, acquire and develop ethylene production facilities and related assets, launched its IPO of 11,250,000 common units representing limited partner interests. 

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:26
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Flint Hills Resources Completes PetroLogistics Purchase

Koch Industries Inc.’s subsidiary Flint Hills Resources LLC significantly expanded its chemicals business with the completion of its purchase of PetroLogistics LP and its general partner, PetroLogistics GP LLC.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:02
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GlobalData: Polyethylene Demand To Increase At 3.7% Annually

According to its latest report, research and consulting firm GlobalData expects global polyethylene demand to rise by about 3.7% per year between 2013 and 2018. 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:22