Futures, Basis Gains Boost Gulf Coast, NYH Oil Products
BURLINGTON, Vt. (DTN) -- Spot market oil product prices headed higher
Thursday at the Texas Gulf Coast and in New York Harbor on a rally in benchmark
oil futures and added strength in cash differentials at the Gulf in front of
Attacks on two crude oil carriers in the Gulf of Oman fueled a buying surge
in WTI crude oil futures that caught fire among RBOB and ULSD futures traders
that maintained legs into the close of formal session trading this afternoon.
July WTI futures climbed $1.14 rebounding to $52.28 gallon at the close of
formal session trading. RBOB futures for near term New York Mercantile Exchange
delivery posted a 3.38cts advance at $1.7199 gallon, and the July ULSD contract
settled 2.67cts higher at $1.8066 gallon.
M2 Gulf Coast 9.0-lb. conventional unleaded gained a penny in basis trading
at a 6.75cts futures discount in front of 35th cycle Colonial Pipeline
scheduling deadlines, boosting spot price 4.38cts to $1.6524 gallon.
A2 CBOB moved 4.63cts above its Wednesday closing range to $1.5624 gallon
changing hands 15.75cts below the July futures print, and 7.8-lb. RBOB sold for
35th cycle CPL consignment at a 3.5cts futures discount that powered flat price
up 4.63cts to $1.6849 gallon.
Conventional 9.0-lb. M2 regular no lead in New York Harbor maintained a 3cts
futures discount for offline CPL delivery that bounced implied flat price up
3.38cts to an implied $1.6899 gallon, and Harbor RBOB was reported sold for
June 17 barge lifting 0.9cts over the MERC giving spot price a 3.28cts boost to
Gulf Coast 62-grade diesel fuel posted a 2.82cts advance to $1.7596 gallon
on a 35th cycle CPL trade closed at a 4.7cts futures discount.
New York Harbor ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel was offered at a 0.75cts MERC
discount for offline Colonial Pipeline delivery that gave spot price a 2.67cts
lift to a notional $1.7966 gallon.
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