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2022 Hedging Survey

Hedgers confront major market disruptions head-on
Hedgers confront major market disruptions head-on There are price spikes and then there are Price Spikes. As questions were being drafted for Oil & Energy’s 2022 Hedging… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/2022-hedging-survey/

Talking to Customers about Price Spikes

The DOs and DON’Ts of energy crisis communications
The DOs and DON’Ts of energy crisis communications Over the past few months, crude oil prices have spiked to record levels and then dropped to something approaching high normal.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/talking-customers-about-price-spikes/

Record-High Heating Oil Prices

Winter 2021-2022 ends with unprecedented price spike
Winter 2021-2022 ends with unprecedented price spike   Residential heating oil prices reached record highs in the first two weeks of March 2022. According to the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/record-high-heating-oil-prices/

Energy Markets in Crisis Mode

How geopolitical uncertainty is impacting oil and gas prices
How geopolitical uncertainty is impacting oil and gas prices In March, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent energy prices to their highest levels since the 2008 recession. Both WTI… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/energy-markets-crisis-mode/

The War Is Impacting Us All

During these most difficult times, NEFI is here to help
During these most difficult times, NEFI is here to help The Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting your costs, your business, and your customers. The latest price spikes are a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/war-impacting-us-all/

The Ramp Test

Historic 12-week comparison answers the eternal questions, when and how to hedge
Historic 12-week comparison answers the eternal questions, when and how to hedge The 2021-2022 heating season is still ongoing, drawing to a close by next month in April, and yet… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ramp-test/

9 Steps to Manage Your Way Through a Price Spike

How to prepare your company and customers for higher costs
How to prepare your company and customers for higher costs Crude oil and propane prices are at their highest level since 2014. The bargain basement prices seen during the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/9-steps-manage-your-way-through-price-spike/

Major Blowout Imminent?

There’s a storm brewing on the East Coast!
There’s a storm brewing on the East Coast! As of this writing around January 11, there is a significant storm brewing on the East Coast. I’m not just talking about the current… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/major-blowout-imminent/

A Return to $100 Crude?

Oil, natural gas and coal prices have risen dramatically across the globe
Oil, natural gas and coal prices have risen dramatically across the globe A global energy crunch caused by weather and rising global demand was getting worse. Energy prices,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/return-100-crude/

Insulate Margins by Building Value

How Bioheat® fuel might help dealers and customers weather increasing energy prices
How Bioheat® fuel might help dealers and customers weather increasing energy prices Are heating fuels the latest commodities to succumb to the pressures of rising inflation… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/insulate-margins-building-value/

The Heating Oil Dealer’s Pricing Program Checklist

How to properly hedge your customer offers this heating season
How to properly hedge your customer offers this heating season Since it’s August and most of you have launched your winter pricing programs, I thought it would be a good time to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heating-oil-dealers-pricing-program-checklist/

Do. Not. Substitute.

Dealers may incur fines for using or selling heating oil as diesel
Dealers may incur fines for using or selling heating oil as diesel Recently, price differentials between the costs of fuels have prompted some dealers to ask if they may legally… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/do-not-substitute/

Recovery Spells Economic Opportunity for Heating Oil Sellers

As demand returns, RIN spikes blow out ULSD-ULSHO spread
As demand returns, RIN spikes blow out ULSD-ULSHO spread The summer driving season was set to kick off shortly as of this writing in early May, and this summer is shaping up to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/recovery-spells-economic-opportunity-heating-oil-sellers/

Locating Lost Opportunity

A smaller than forecasted basis is far more common than the dreaded basis blowout
A smaller than forecasted basis is far more common than the dreaded basis blowout In the commodity space, basis can be defined in a variety of measures. For a refinery, basis is… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/locating-lost-opportunity/

The Calm After the Storm

As markets normalize, inventories stabilize
As markets normalize, inventories stabilize U.S. distillate stockpiles ended the 2019-2020 heating season well below their five-year average and even weaker than following the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/calm-after-storm/

How Vaccine Rollouts Could Affect the Oil Market

As with the global economic recovery, everything hinges on the next few months
As with the global economic recovery, everything hinges on the next few months The past 12 months have revolved around the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to evolve. Reduced… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-vaccine-rollouts-could-affect-oil-market/

Relative Ease

Strong stock levels could make for smooth sailing this heating season
Strong stock levels could make for smooth sailing this heating season Basis risks were looking relatively high at the start of the heating season last year, with East Coast… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/relative-ease/

Pricing Outlook for the 2020-2021 Heating Season

What we’re seeing right now and what it could mean moving forward
What we’re seeing right now and what it could mean moving forward With the start of the new heating season, I thought that we should take a look at current events and other… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pricing-outlook-2020-2021-heating-season/

Rack to Retail

How to track this important margin more efficiently and effectively
How to track this important margin more efficiently and effectively My company has been managing profitable hedging strategies around fixed and capped programs since 1993. These… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rack-retail/

A New Benchmark for U.S. Crude

S&P Global Platts launches American GulfCoast Select
S&P Global Platts launches American GulfCoast Select S&P Global Platts, a leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-benchmark-us-crude/

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