Asphalt Weekly Monitor

12 Jan 2018
  • East Coast asphalt and flux retail prices are steady in most areas, with some firming noted.
  • Wholesale pricing for asphalt is higher this week, with flux prices on the East coast flat.
  • Midwest retail markets were generally steady, amidst limited rack activity. Flux is steady too.
  • Wholesale prices are firm, with selling ranges assessed in a firmer range. Flux is flat.
  • Gulf Coast retail asphalt and flux prices hold steady through the region this week.
  • Gulf Coast asphalt barge prices firm this week, with flux barge pricing unmoved.
  • Rockies markets are steady, except for some firmer levels in Wyoming.
  • Wholesale prices assessed in a wider range in the U.S. Rockies.
  • West Coast markets were mostly static.
  • Western Canada asphalt retail prices are steady and Alberta wholesale prices are flat.
  • Eastern Canada retail prices are unchanged from last week.
  • Crude oil heads higher again this week, increasing refining costs. West Texas (WTI) oil ends week over $64, and Brent briefly reaches $70.  Western Canada crudes climb $3.
  • Ergon to Purchase SemGroup’s Asphalt Business in Mexico. (See Industry News)
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