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Economy in Brief
Texas Factory Sector Activity Remains Strong
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Durable Goods Orders Strengthened by Another Jump in Aircraft
New orders for durable goods rose 1.7% (5.0% y/y) during February...
Correction to Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims
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EMU PMIs Are Off to the Races...Farewell Mediocrity?
The PMI rankings for the manufacturing and service sector PMIs in the EMU are suddenly off the chart...
U.S. New Home Sales Improve While Prices Decline
Sales of new single-family homes increased 6.1% (12.8% y/y) during February to 592,000 units (AR)...
by Tom Moeller March 7, 2017
Regular gasoline prices of $2.34 per gallon (27.2% y/y) last week compared to $2.31 per gallon during the prior week. Prices remained lower than the 2014 high of $3.71 per gallon. Haver Analytics constructs factors adjusting for the seasonal variation in gasoline pump prices. The seasonally adjusted price eased to $2.35 per gallon from $2.37 in the prior week and was lower than the $2.71 January high.
WTI crude oil prices eased to $53.56 per barrel (+55.6% y/y) last week from $54.02 in the prior week. Yesterday, prices were $53.20 per barrel. Brent crude oil prices were fairly stable at $56.20 per barrel last week, moving to $56.03 per barrel yesterday.
Natural gas prices slipped to $2.53/mmbtu last week (+61.6% y/y), then rose to $2.68 yesterday.
Last week, gasoline demand declined 6.2% y/y, while total petroleum product demand improved 0.9% y/y. Gasoline inventories notched 0.4% higher y/y, and inventories of all petroleum products increased 1.7% y/y. Crude oil input to refineries fell 1.0% y/y in the last four weeks.
The energy price data are reported by the U.S. Department of Energy. The petroleum demand and inventory figures are from the Oil & Gas Journal Weekly. These data can be found in Haver's WEEKLY database. The daily figures are in DAILY and greater detail on prices, demand and production, along with regional breakdowns, are in OILWKLY.
|Weekly Energy Prices||03/06/17||02/27/17||02/20/17||Y/Y %||2016||2015||2014|
|Retail Gasoline ($ per Gallon, Regular)||2.34||2.31||2.30||27.2||2.31||2.03||2.30|
|Light Sweet Crude Oil, WTI ($ per bbl.)||53.56||54.02||53.21||55.6||43.22||48.90||93.64|
|Natural Gas ($/mmbtu, LA, WSJ)||2.53||2.54||2.85||61.6||2.49||2.62||4.37|