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NYMEX Thursday Wrap: Oil slips, nat gas gains 2.9 cents
HOUSTON, January 17, 2018 (PCW) — February NYMEX crude futures settled down $0.24 at $52.07/bbl. March Brent at the close of the NYMEX decreased $0.14 at $61.18 bbl. The March Brent/WTI spread widened to $8.82 bbl favoring Brent.
Prompt natural gas futures were up 2.9 cents at $3.413 mmBtu. February NYMEX RBOB futures closed at $1.4300 gal, up 1.41 cpg.
January gasoline differentials were higher versus Wednesday’s level.
A 4 CBOB 87 regular was higher at 5.25 cpg under the screen.
CBOB 87 was up at 5.25 cpg under the screen.
D4 CBOB 93 premium was higher at 9.50 cpg over the screen.
CBOB 93 was up at 9.50 over the screen.
RBOB was higher 3.50 cpg under the screen.
The 3-2-1 crack spread in the Gulf Coast was $9.43 bbl, $4.92 /bbl under the screen. – John Troland