Asphalt Weekly Monitor

6 Aug 2021
  • An Asphalt Institute meeting was held in Denver, Colorado this week.
  • Retail asphalt prices firmed in many parts of the East Coast, with flux pricing steady.
  • East Coast asphalt barge prices declined this week, with flux barges unchanged.
  • Midwest wholesale barge and rail markets were generally trading within previous week ranges, but upper Midwest price were firmer for August. Flux was unchanged.
  • Midwest selling range assessments firmed in some areas, with paving activity strong.
  • Gulf Coast retail asphalt price assessments rise in some areas, flux remains steady.
  • Gulf Coast asphalt barge prices are assessed down, with flux barges flat.
  • Rocky Mountain selling prices moved higher in some spots on supplier price increases.
  • Rockies wholesale prices firmed slightly for the start of August.
  • West Coast markets noted some price increases in California, with other areas flat.
  • In western Canada, retail markets are higher in B.C. and Manitoba. Wholesale is up too.
  • Eastern Canada retail markets had steady pricing for both Quebec and Ontario.
  • Oil prices sharply fell this week for all benchmark grades.
  • Holly Frontier announced it is buying Sinclair Oil for $2.6 Billion.
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