Asphalt Weekly Monitor

10 Jan 2020

  • Racks are mostly quiet in East Coast markets. A few locations had modest price increases.
  • East Coast flux prices were unchanged.
  • East Coast asphalt barge prices move sharply higher this week on reported sales.
  • Midwest retail selling prices were mostly unchanged, with activity scant.
  • Midwest wholesale asphalt prices rose for a second week as higher prices were noted for barges and rail. Roofing flux was mostly steady.   
  • Gulf Coast retail asphalt prices held flat. Flux was generally steady too.    
  • Gulf Coast asphalt barge prices reported in a broad and higher range. Flux was steady.
  • Some Rocky Mountain retail markets are modestly adjusted. Activity was very limited.        
  • Wholesale prices ranged more broadly in the Rocky Mountain region for January supply.
  • West Coast retail asphalt and flux price ranges were mostly unchanged.
  • In western Canada, retail and wholesale base grade asphalt prices were flat.
  • Eastern Canada markets were status quo for both Montreal and Toronto this week.
  • Oil prices decreased this week for all benchmark crude grades, by more than $3 a barrel.
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