Crude Oil

Crude oil futures appeared to find some support as the weak began cautiously.  Brent settled just 2 cents below at $ 51.35 / bbl. WTI lost  9 cents to settle at $ 48.40 /bbl.

The market is awaiting further developments, the first of which shall come late this afternoon when API releases stock data.



Naphtha prices are marginally firmer today over yesterday.  The MOPJ crack for both March is valued at  $ 1.15 / bbl. and April at $ 1.10 /bbl.  The Singapore crack for March is valued at  – $ 0.5 /bbl whereas April is at -$ 0.7 /bbl.


Gasoline cracks are at more or less at the same levels as yesterday. However, the flat price appears to have slipped into a mild contango, a bit bearish as compared to yesterday

The April crack is valued at $ 10.70 /bbl.

Middle Distillates

Gasoil cracks continue to weaken.  The March crack is now at $11.3 / bbl  while the April crack is around 20 cents lower at $ 11.15 / bbl.  Regrade values are unchanged from yesterday at -$1.00 and -$0.45 respectively.

180 CST Fuel Oil

Fuel Oil finally gave up a little ground today.  The March crack is valued at  -$ 3.8/bbl and April around -$ 3.7/bbl.

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