Prices - Frac Spread

Frac Spread: Kansas Ethane, I’ve A Feeling We’re Not In Single Digits Anymore

The ethane spread between Conway and Mont Belvieu has narrowed dramatically since the summer.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: It’s The Most Volatile Time Of The Year

Higher gas prices, narrower NGL margins and an ethane market on track for a spike decorate the outlook.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: Prices Rise But Margins Are Squeezed

Soaring natural gas prices outpace increases in NGL; crude’s decline is linked to trader worries about an economic slowdown.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: NGL Margins Enduring Tight Squeeze

Natural gas prices ramp up as NGL prices slide.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: Like The Season, Expect Propane Prices To Fall

High inventories and rising natural gas prices are pressuring NGL prices and margins.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: Oil’s Fall Drags Others Down, But Nobody’s Out

Correction was needed and crude may have landed in a place of relative stability.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: Train Your Sights On Trade Troubles Ahead

So far, so good may not be good enough if the U.S.-China trade war stays on this track in 2019.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: Too High, Too Fast?

Prices are careening wildly and they won’t stabilize anytime soon, say analysts.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: Don’t Panic Over Gas Storage … Yet

U.S. inventories are well below levels of previous years, and an El Niño weather pattern could wreak havoc in early 2019.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: Trump Challenges Oil Prices

The president takes on OPEC at the U.N. over the high cost of crude, but markets may ultimately set the terms.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: Back To The Better Times

Best ethane price since 2012, best ‘barrel’ in four years invokes nostalgia.

Joseph Markman

Frac Spread: Ethane’s Price Going Like Gangnam-Busters

Mont Belvieu ethane is up 110% for the year and surpasses 44 cents per gallon for the first time since 2012.

Joseph Markman


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