Asphalt Weekly Monitor

18 Jun 2021
  • Retail asphalt pricing firmed in New England and was flat elsewhere on the East Coast.
  • Retail flux pricing on the East Coast firmed in many areas this week.
  • East Coast asphalt wholesale pricing increased this week, with flux barge pricing stable.
  • Midwest wholesale barge markets for asphalt were active at significantly higher prices. Rail prices firmed, but lagged barge price levels, with flux prices steady for June supply.
  • Midwest rack selling prices were stable, with paving activity strong.
  • Gulf Coast retail asphalt pricing was flat, but many flux retail ranges firmed this week.
  • Asphalt barge prices on the Gulf Coast assessed higher, with flux barge prices static.
  • Rocky Mountain rack selling price assessments were mostly steady on good demand.
  • Rockies wholesale prices were unchanged this week for June supply.
  • In Pacific Northwest, Portland asphalt markets rose this week. Other Pacific Northwest areas were flat. California markets were also unchanged versus the previous week.
  • In western Canada, both retail and wholesale asphalt prices were stable.
  • Eastern Canada markets were static for both Quebec and Ontario this week.
  • Oil prices rose this week for all benchmark crudes, but by less than a dollar per barrel.
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