Asphalt Weekly Monitor

Marissa Zeitinger

04 Jan 2019

  • Retail markets were quiet, with winter and the New Year holiday stifling activity this week.
  • East Coast retail asphalt and flux prices were unchanged, with limited activity.
  • Asphalt barge prices were lower in the East Coast, wihle flux barge ranges remain steady.
  • The Midwest retail markets were steady–snow, cold and holidays kept racks mostly quiet.
  • Midwest wholesale markets weakened for January asphalt and flux.   
  • Gulf Coast retail prices were steady or softer, with flux retail prices status quo.
  • Asphalt and flux barge markets on the Gulf Coast were quiet, with prices unchanged.
  • Rocky Mountain selling ranges were unchanged, except for some southern areas.
  • West Coast asphalt prices declined in California and were mostly flat elsewhere. Flux assessed price ranges were steady awaiting more reports for January supply.       
  • Western Canada retail markets are cold and quiet. Wholesale prices decreased for January.
  • Asphalt prices in Quebec and Ontario are unchanged and markets quiet.
  • Crude prices went up this week for all the benchmark grades of crude oils.
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