SUPPLY, MIDEAST SEEN RULING LPG MARKETS

12/31/1990
Burgeoning supplies of crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas have become the dominant price influences in U.S. LPG markets, But if the Middle East erupts in war, a revival of supply jitters could reverse fundamentally based price declines, Petral Consulting Co. says in a study of North American LPG markets. The Houston firm predicts spot prices for West Texas intermediate will remain at more than $30/bbl through January 1991, then decline to $28/bbl in February and $22-23/bbl in April before recovering to $24-25/bbl in May. Purity ethane prices will decline steadily during first half 1991, reaching 20.3/gal at Mont Belvi...
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