Asphalt Weekly Monitor

Marissa Zeitinger

10 Aug 2018

  • East Coast retail asphalt pricing rises in many areas, with flux pricing steady this week.
  • East Coast asphalt and flux barge prices are unmoved for the week.
  • Many Midwest retail markets assessed higher–most posted/reference prices were steady.
  • Midwest wholesale selling prices are unchanged for paving grades, with some flux higher.
  • Gulf Coast retail asphalt and flux prices mostly steadfast this week.
  • The Gulf Coast asphalt and flux barge ranges continue at previous levels.
  • Rockies regional retail prices firm in a number of areas, with wholesale ranges up too.    
  • West Coast markets assessed higher in many areas. Supply is a concern in some of them.   
  • Asphalt selling prices rise in most of western Canada. Posted and wholesale prices are flat.
  • Asphalt selling prices firmed in eastern Canada. Posted price ranges are unchanged.
  • Crude oil prices were down this week for all benchmark grades, except WCS crude oil.
  • Joe Taylor of Hunt Refining Company passed away August 8, 2018 (see Industry News).
  • The Asphalt Institute held its Annual Summer meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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