Asphalt Weekly Monitor

5 June 2020

  • East Coast retail asphalt prices declined in many areas with flux retail pricing steady.
  • Asphalt barge prices firm on the East Coast, with flux barge pricing easing.
  • Retail markets ease slightly in some Midwest areas. Most others are unchanged.     
  • Midwest wholesale barge/rail prices climb higher for June on active trade. Flux was mixed.    
  • Gulf Coast retail asphalt and flux pricing holds steady for the week.
  • Barge pricing for asphalt increases, with flux barge pricing easing in the Gulf Coast.
  • Rocky Mountain retail prices are adjusted lower in a few spots. Others are static.   
  • Rocky Mountain wholesale prices are assessed modestly higher for June supply.
  • Demand was increasing in most West Coast locations, with no price changes this week.
  • In western Canada, retail markets were flat, but wholesale prices went up this week.
  • Both Quebec and Ontario market prices were higher this week.
  • Oil prices increased for all benchmark grades, mostly due to reported lower U.S. crude inventory and oil production cuts per EIA data this week.
  • Holly Frontier announced plans to convert its Cheyenne, Wyoming refinery to a biofuels plant. (See Industry News)  
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