Attend PetroChem Wire's FREE Half-Day Seminar in Houston
You are warmly invited to “Now More Than Ever,” PetroChemWire's FREE seminar in Houston.
With more material all along the US petrochemical value chain now available to the world, experts from PCW – the provider of benchmark olefins and polymers prices for the CME and ICE – will discuss the volatile petrochemicals space, managing price risk, feedstock economics and the impact of new capacities.
You can also network at our cocktail reception following the presentations.
Where: Hearsay on the Green, 1515 Dallas St., Houston TX 77010
When: 2-5 p.m., March 20, 2018 (Cocktail reception 4-5 p.m.)
Kathy Hall, CEO and Executive Editor, PCW
David Barry, Senior Editor, PCW
Robert Sharp, Senior Editor, PCW
Samantha Hartke, Product Manager, PCW
Trey Hamblett, VP of Chemicals Research, IIR Energy
NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Crude, gasoline strengthen; nat gas falls
HOUSTON, March 15, 2018 (PCW) — April NYMEX crude futures settled up $0.23/bbl at $61.19/bbl. May Brent at the close of the NYMEX increased $0.26/bbl at $65.07 bbl.
The May Brent/WTI spread widened at $3.82 bbl favoring Brent. Prompt natural gas futures were down 5.0 cents at $2.681 mmBtu. April NYMEX RBOB futures closed at $1.9248 gal, up 0.05 cpg.
April gasoline differentials were stronger versus Wednesday’s levels.
A2 CBOB 87 regular was higher at 15.50 cpg under the screen.
CBOB 87 was up at 15.50 cpg under the screen.
D2 CBOB 93 premium was stronger at 5.50 cpg under the screen.
CBOB 93 was up at 5.50 under the screen.
RBOB wrose to 5.50 cpg under the screen.
The 3-2-1 crack in the Gulf Coast was $11.45 bbl, $7.76/bbl under the screen. – John Troland