Asphalt Weekly Monitor

Marissa Zeitinger
09 Feb 2018 Poten’s Donald Wessel is speaking at the National Asphalt Paving Association’s (NAPA) Annual Meeting on the “State of the Industry” discussion panel in San Diego on February 12.  
  • East Coast asphalt prices firm in many areas, with flux prices steady for the week.
  • Wholesale prices for asphalt rose in some East Coast areas, with flux barge prices flat.
  • Midwest retail markets were assessed slightly higher in a number of locations. Flux rose.
  • Wholesale asphalt prices narrowed within firmer ranges this week in the Midwest.
  • Gulf Coast retail asphalt prices firm in some areas this week, with flux pricing unchanged.
  • Gulf Coast asphalt and flux barge prices remained unchanged this week.
  • Rockies retail markets increased in some spots, as the wholesale range firmed
  • West Coast assessments were also higher in various locations in the region.
  • Western Canada asphalt retail prices are flat. Alberta wholesale prices are also steady.
  • Eastern Canada retail selling and posted prices are steadfast this week.
  • Crude oil markets followed financial markets and nosedived on fears of surplus supply. Sweet crudes, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent were off $5-6, with WCS off $9/bbl.
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