Midwest Oil Products Rally on Follow through Futures Gains
BURLINGTON, Vt. (DTN) -- Spot market diesel fuel and gasoline prices in
Midwest markets are higher at midday, riding the wake of a fresh wave of buying
on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Futures prices moved higher overnight after the United States laid blame on
Iran for recent attacks on oil vessels outside the Strait of Hormuz that
analysts believe heightens the risk of a military confrontation by the two
adversaries in the oil rich region.
Spot month NYMEX crude oil futures were trading $0.49 higher at midday
printing $52.77 bbl, and a whisker shy of a $52.90 bbl intraday high. July ULSD
futures were 3.03cts on the plus side at $1.8369 gallon, and the frontline RBOB
contract was up 1.83cts trading $1.7382 gallon at press time.
Chicago ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel has soared 6.53cts to a notional
$1.6569 gallon, tagged at an 18cts July futures discount for second cycle June
generic pipeline delivery. Third cycle diesel begins deliveries over the
weekend rated 14cts over the MERC for offline Badger Pipeline delivery.
X-grade ULSD in Group 3 has moved 3.28cts above its Thursday closing range
to an implied $1.7994 gallon on a 25pts basis improvement to a 3.75cts MERC
discount for prompt Magellan Pipeline offtake.
Chicago 9.0-lb. suboctane regular is priced at a 6.5cts July futures
discount for third cycle Badger Pipeline delivery, with the 150pts basis
retreat limiting spot price to a 0.33cts advance at $1.6732 gallon.
V-grade 9.0-lb. Group 3 suboctane regular has ramped up 2.08cts to $1.6357
gallon, priced for prompt delivered Magellan Pipeline supply 10.25cts below the
July RBOB futures print.
G. Bud deGorgue, 1.802.524.1784, email@example.com, www.dtn.com. (c) 2019
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