Asphalt Weekly Monitor

29 March 2024
  • East Coast retail asphalt pricing firms in some areas with retail flux pricing steady this week.
  • Asphalt and flux barge markets on the East Coast were active with price assessments increasing.
  • Wholesale asphalt prices firmed for Midwest April supply. Flux was mixed with some prices rising.
  • Midwest rack markets were mixed, with some prices assessed modestly lower and the rest unchanged.
  • Gulf Coast rack asphalt prices mostly steady but ease in some areas, with flux rack prices steady.
  • Gulf Coast asphalt barge and rail pricing is slightly higher, with flux barge pricing unchanged.
  • Rocky Mountain markets had mostly steady rack prices this week. Activity was limited.
  • Wholesale asphalt markets rose for April supply in the Rockies.
  • In the West Coast, Pacific Northwest locations were static. California locations also had flat pricing.
  • In western Canada, retail markets were flat. However, wholesale market prices were higher.
  • In eastern Canada, Quebec markets were flat, while Ontario markets had lower prices this week.
  • Oil prices were higher for all benchmark grades this week versus the previous week.
  • Ship Strike Collapses Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge and Port Closure (see Industry News).
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