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Lundberg Letter Current Issues
Jul 16 2021
Shell Down To One U.S. Refinery
MAJOR BRANDED NETWORKS VS. REFINING CAPACITY
Not all major branded station retailers have the built-in security of supplier-owned refining capacity as a source for their needed gasoline volume. Shell is the most glaring example of late thanks to offloading several refineries. This study assesses U.S. refiners' gasoline production capacities to provide gasoline to their retail station networks, finding four of them in deficit.
Jul 05 2021
Gasoline Supply Flush and Demand Dim, But
2021 RETAIL PRICE PATH HEADS HIGHER
Retail gasoline price hikes total 97¢ gal. since late November, despite ample gasoline inventories and hobbled gasoline demand. During the week ending July 2, rack prices have leveled off but it may be too early to call this the end of the Summer rally. This report diagnoses the current elevated U.S. average $3.15 gal. and why it is on track to achieve its highest annual average since 2014.