Aaron Nathans | The News Journal | Delmarva Power’s natural gas heating customers are expected to pay less this winter, according to a filing the utility made with the Public Service Commission on Friday. The decrease comes as domestic sources of once-expensive natural gas have allowed the company to charge less for the fuel in [...]

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by Dan Weissmann | Marketplace Business International commodity markets are full of little mysteries. For example: Why would a market player buy a whole bunch of something when the market is full of that very thing? In this case, the thing is diesel fuel in Europe. The continent’s last winter was mild, so there’s plenty in [...]

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New York (Platts) NYMEX October crude settled $1.41 higher at $95.96/barrel Friday amid still-strong fundamentals and a repricing-in of geopolitical risk.ICE October Brent lagged slightly, setting 73 cents higher at $103.19/b. Products finished in positive territory as well, led by NYMEX September RBOB, which settled 3 cents higher at $2.7827/gal. September ULSD closed 79 points [...]

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Knoxville, Tennessee (Platts) NYMEX October natural gas futures settled 2.1 cents higher at $4.065/MMBtu Friday as traders covered short positions ahead of the long US Labor Day holiday weekend. “Where traders are short, they’re covering going into the weekend, plus fundamentals have been a little more friendly when it comes to the weather,” said Phil Flynn, [...]

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Effective November 14th, 2014, changes to CFTC Regulation 1.17(c)(5)(viii) will require FCMs to take capital charges on any trading accounts that are undermargined for more than two days. As an example: -          A customer places a trade on Monday which creates a margin call -          FCMs will issue a margin call on Tuesday -          If [...]

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  Coffee Clutch With Jack Scoville! [PRICE Links Video Series] Recorded on: 8/29/2014 Learn More about the Rogers International Commodity Index® (RICI®) You can reach Phil Flynn at (888) 264-5665 or pflynn@pricegroup.com View All of the PRICE Links Videos The PRICE Links Video Series gives you access to the minds of the industry’s top analysts [...]

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Morning Grains 8/29/14

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DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 349,794 lots, or 16.07 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest Sep-14 4,474 4,499 4,470 4,480 4,477 4,489 12 2,468 8,684 Nov-14 – – – 4,560 4,560 4,560 0 0 172 Jan-15 4,592 4,610 4,575 4,583 4,593 [...]

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  Today is the Last Trading Day for Aug Live Cattle which stops tradingat Noon Chicago time.  It is also the Last Trading Day for the Sept HO & RBOB.  The Sept HO & RBOB stop trading at their normal times.  We again ask that you do not wait until the last minute to exit [...]

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Morning Softs 8/29/14

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COTTON General Comments: Futures closed lower despite solid weekly export sales as weather remained supportive to big US crop production. There do not appear to be any threatening storms that could hurt fiber quality in the open bolls.. The northern áreas of Texas should get a little rain and some cooler temperatures over the next [...]

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By Nicole Friedman | Wall Street Journal NEW YORK—U.S. oil prices gained Thursday on upbeat economic data, while global benchmark Brent ticked lower despite escalating tension in Ukraine. Light, sweet crude for October delivery settled up 67 cents, or 0.7%, at $94.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a six-session high. Brent fell [...]

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Talking to sources and farmers alike it looks like we saw some holding back on Corn to induce higher prices and with a record crop anticipated and a lot more carryover we may see due to farmers planting More Corn for the Ethanol Mandate which drove prices to high levels. Now looking at a record [...]

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Rising risks of conflict in Ukraine and deflation in Europe and the lack of a US strategy against ISIS is setting off an oil rally. Strong GDP data in the United States is a sharp contrast to the economic struggles in Europe that are only going to get worse if there are more sanctions on [...]

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