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NYMEX Wednesday Wrap: Oil slips, nat gas drops 6 cents
HOUSTON, January 23, 2018 (PCW) — March NYMEX crude futures settled down 0.39 at $52.62/bbl. March Brent at the close of the NYMEX decreased $0.36 at $61.14 bbl. The March Brent/WTI spread widened to $8.52 bbl favoring Brent.
Prompt natural gas futures were down 6.0 cents at $2.980 mmBtu. February NYMEX RBOB futures closed at $1.3857 gal, down 1.58 cpg.
January gasoline differentials were mixed versus Tuesday’s level.
A 4 CBOB 87 regular was higher at 3.00 cpg under the screen.
CBOB 87 was up at 3.00 cpg under the screen.
D4 CBOB 93 premium was lower at 10.75 cpg over the screen.
CBOB 93 was down at 10.75 over the screen.
RBOB was lower 2.50 cpg under the screen.
The 3-2-1 crack spread in the Gulf Coast was $8.69 bbl, $4.73 /bbl under the screen. – John Troland