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For those looking to keep abreast of the global Products market, our independent, unbiased pricing information, news and market analysis is an invaluable resource.
Whether you buy or sell Products or related products, you need to know about the prices and the factors driving the prices in the global Products market as they happen. Our network of price reporters throughout Asia, Europe and the US provide key local insights. We collate this intelligence into daily and weekly price reports, ensuring you have the up-to-date information you need at all times.
Products Overview Transcript
The daily Products report is a global report focusing mainly on processes mainly in Asia, US, and Europe. This allows our customers to really compare how prices are different between the different regions.
It may also be used to identify key market trends in the US. In addition the report allows our customers to find possible arbitrage opportunities.
For example, if Asia has stronger demand for a product such as naphtha, then that product, which is being made in the US could be shipped to Asia to help fill demand.
The report allows you to see the premiums and discounts in a product, and therefore you can determine the supply and demand issues in the region for this specific product
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Products: Market overview
Prices of US refined products started the second quarter of 2014 higher as freezing temperatures across much of the US caused production issues and delays in moving supplies to different regions. As temperatures warmed up, prices dropped in the US Gulf, New York Harbor and Midwest regions.
However, the typical second-quarter refinery turnaround season – when refineries make the switch to lighter, more expensive summer gasoline – has caused some regional price spikes and this might continue.
Prices are not expected to have significant increases until the start of the summer travel season, which increases demand for gasoline and jet fuel.
Europe is short on diesel and gasoil, especially as refineries go on maintenance, and it is expected to receive supply from Russia and the US to balance stocks.
Gasoline demand from the US will help balance the surplus stocks in Europe, especially as the US moves towards the summer driving season.
Naphtha supply could continue to be tight, as the spring refinery season is on during the second quarter of 2014.
Updated to mid-April 2014
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