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A Final Word on Fuel Pricing

Two recent reports illustrate biodiesel’s cost benefits
Two recent reports illustrate biodiesel’s cost benefits     Oil & Energy has been covering the spike in heating oil and diesel fuel prices for several months now — and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/final-word-fuel-pricing1/

The Foreign Interference Loophole

How Wall Street nearly broke the U.S. economy … again
How Wall Street nearly broke the U.S. economy … again On March 8, 2022, U.S. crude oil prices hit $123.64 per barrel. The price spike was widely regarded as a product of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/foreign-interference-loophole/

Pricing Pain Remedies

How to tweak existing programs and deliver new solutions for unprecedented fuel prices
How to tweak existing programs and deliver new solutions for unprecedented fuel prices In April we wrote about having the tough pricing conversations with your customers. That… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pricing-pain-remedies/

As the World Teeters

Volatile oil markets reflect economic turmoil and geopolitical chaos
Volatile oil markets reflect economic turmoil and geopolitical chaos Crude oil and refined products options markets have been pricing in significantly higher and increasing… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/world-teeters/

New Study Demonstrates Biofuel Cost Savings

Without biodiesel and renewable diesel, U.S. diesel would cost 22 cents more per gallon
Without biodiesel and renewable diesel, U.S. diesel would cost 22 cents more per gallon On May 9, Clean Fuels Alliance America released a new study, “The Offsetting Impact of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-study-demonstrates-biofuel-cost-savings/

WAP: Wet and Put

How the right combination of hedging strategies can mitigate basis-blowout risks
How the right combination of hedging strategies can mitigate basis-blowout risks Cash market price differentials to front-month NYMEX HO futures shot up in April and remained… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/wap-wet-and-put/

About that Basis Blowout…

Recent oil market advance poses significant challenges to hedging next winter
Recent oil market advance poses significant challenges to hedging next winter By now everyone is acutely aware of the oil price volatility that has invaded our end-of-winter… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/about-basis-blowout/

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/

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