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Updated to Q1 2015
The US Gulf (USG) heavy naphtha differential strengthened in the first month of 2015 on steady demand and tight supply before plunging into the end of March.
The differential to USG unleaded gasoline began the year at a discount but built up into positive territory by mid-January. Spot activity was slow as supplies tightened and demand remained steady.
In February, spot prices plunged with crude oil futures and domestic demand slowed. Refiners were not buying naphtha at premiums, sources said. Instead, diluent mixes were being exported to Petroleos de Venezuela, the Venezuelan state-owned oil and gas company.
Spot prices saw rises and falls of up to 17 cents/gal per day in a volatile market while the differential for heavy-grade naphtha settled firmly in discount territory.
The differential fell as low as a discount of -16.5 cents/gal at the beginning of March before steadying out to around a 10-cent/gal discount.
USG paraffinic spot prices rose from January into February. Prices plunged in March before making a surge upward on a rally in the feedstock natural gasoline market.
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