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Bulk Diesel Price Forecast and History
Bulk Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
C9 – C25
1-D (36-38 cetane number); 2-D (23-34 cetane number); winterized (1-D + 2D mix with 1-D at higher concentration); red grade (rebated fuel; lower VAT rate); and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD, maximium 15 ppm sulfur).
Diesel is used mainly as/in: truck fuel; railroad fuel; aircraft fuel; military vehicle fuel; car fuel; fuel for tractors and heavy equipments; power generation; and heating equipment.
n-paraffins; iso-paraffins; cycloparaffins; naphthalenes; and alkylbenzenes.
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About Diesel. Diesel is defined as any liquid fuel designed to work in a Diesel engine. The most common type of Diesel fuel, shipped in bulk quantities, is a hydrocarbon mixed fuel, containing mostly paraffins but also aromatic hydrocarbons and small amounts of olefins. It is a viscous, yellowish-green liquid obtained from crude oil as a specific fractional distillate with an average chemical formula of C12H24. Diesel is considerably commercialized in the spot market, in which the trade occurs for immediate delivery.

Diesel fuel originated in 1892 and is still the primary fuel used for shipping goods and moving freight worldwide. Diesel use varies by country as it depends on the energy mix. In the United States, for example, Diesel accounts for about 20% of total petroleum consumption and about 22% of total petroleum consumption by the transportation sector. Diesel oil's popularity as a fuel can be attributed to its high compression rate inside the combustion chamber, which translates to better motor efficiency.

There are several grades of Diesel Fuel with the key factor being the cetane rating, related to the quality of the Fuel's ignition. The higher the cetane rating, the easier it is to perform a cold start, which is particularly relevant in harsher environments and during cold seasons. While Petroil derived Diesel Fuel is the most common, this commodity can also be produced from syngas via a Fisher-Tropsch (FT) process, and from bio-oil via transesterification. Synthetic diesel has near zero sulfur content or other contaminants such as low aromatics, therefore it produces less toxic emissions and particulates. Biodiesel, although it also reduces emissions, has high acidity, which can cause corrosion in engines and storage tanks, so it usually requires extra processing steps.

Diesel Handling. Diesel will absorb water from the environment, causing it to break down and damage the engine that it is powering. It must be kept in dry places and away from heat (store below 20 °C), as Diesel may absorb more water when heated. The low Sulfur content makes the fuel a lot more prone to microbial activity, so biocides must be used. It should be kept away from ignition sources as it may cause storage and transportation tanks to explode. Diesel should be stored in yellow containers for proper fuel type differentiation. Fuel can be transported from the refineries via pipelines, tank ships, rail tankers or road tank trucks. The shortening of the transport routes allows cost savings and reduces safety risks. Diesel fuels are assigned to hazard class III because their flash point is > 55ºC.

Diesel Uses. Diesel is used mainly as/in: truck fuel; railroad fuel; aircraft fuel; military vehicle fuel; car fuel; fuel for tractors and heavy equipments; power generation; and heating equipment.

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<p><b>About Diesel Prices.</b> Diesel is a type of fuel that is widely used in various industries, including transportation, construction, and agriculture. It is a critical component for the operation of heavy-duty machinery, such as trucks, buses, tractors, and generators. As a result, the price of diesel is a critical factor that can impact the profitability and sustainability of many industrial plants and businesses. Having access to reliable diesel prices is essential in a wide range of situations, such as studies on logistics costs, development of feasibility studies, screening and assessing investment options.</p><p>One of the most significant factors that affect diesel prices is crude oil prices. Most of the diesel produced is derived from crude oil, and as such, any changes in the price of this raw material directly impact the cost of producing diesel. The global demand for crude oil, political instability in oil-producing countries, and fluctuations in the supply of crude oil are some examples of events that affect the price of oil, and diesel. Transportation costs are another factor. Diesel is typically transported by pipelines, tank ships, rail tankers or road tank trucks.</p><p>Government regulations can also play a significant role in determining diesel prices. This is achieved with policies that impose taxes or subsidies on the production or consumption of diesel. Regulations that impact the supply of diesel, such as import or export restrictions, are also relevant.</p>
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Data Legend. The chart shows Diesel prices in United States, in USA Dollar per cubic meter (USD/m3), as follows:

  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, US (United States): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, United States
  • Diesel (ULSD), exp, US (United States): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, Houston
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, BR (Brazil): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Brazil
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, BR (Brazil): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Brazil
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, CO (Colombia): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Colombia
  • Diesel, ret, CA (Canada): Diesel, retail, Canada
  • Diesel (ULSD), exp, CA (Canada): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, Canada
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, CL (Chile): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Chile
  • Diesel, ret, MX (Mexico): Diesel, retail, Mexico
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, DE (Germany): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Germany
  • Diesel, ret, BE (Belgium): Diesel, retail, Belgium
  • Diesel (ULSD), exp, BE (Belgium): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, ARA
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, NL (Netherlands): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Netherlands
  • Diesel (ULSD), exp, NL (Netherlands): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, ARA
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, GB (United Kingdom): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, United Kingdom
  • Diesel, ret, GB (United Kingdom): Diesel, retail, United Kingdom
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, FI (Finland): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Finland
  • Diesel (ULSD), exp, FI (Finland): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, Finland
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, FR (France): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Lavera
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, FR (France): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, France
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, NO (Norway): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Norway
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, SE (Sweden): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Sweden
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, SE (Sweden): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Sweden
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, CZ (Czech Republic): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Czech Republic
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, HU (Hungary): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Hungary
  • Diesel (ULSD), exp, HU (Hungary): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), export transaction price, fob, Hungary
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, IT (Italy): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Italy
  • Diesel (ULSD), exp, IT (Italy): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, Italy
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, PL (Poland): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Poland
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, PL (Poland): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Poland
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, ES (Spain): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, Spain
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, ES (Spain): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Spain
  • Diesel (LSD), exp, SG (Singapore): Diesel (low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, Singapore
  • Diesel (LSD), imp, ID (Indonesia): Diesel (low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Indonesia
  • Diesel (B7), ret, TH (Thailand): Diesel (diesel B7), retail, Thailand
  • Diesel, exp, TH (Thailand): Diesel, export transaction price, fob, Thailand
  • Diesel (ULSD), ret, IN (India): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), retail, India
  • Diesel (LSD), exp, IN (India): Diesel (low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, India
  • Diesel, imp, PH (Philippines): Diesel, import transaction price, cif, Philippines
  • Diesel (LSD), imp, AU (Australia): Diesel (low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Australia
  • Diesel (ULSD), dom, CN (China): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), domestic spot price, exw, China
  • Diesel, ret, JP (Japan): Diesel, retail, Japan
  • Diesel, exp, JP (Japan): Diesel, export transaction price, fob, Japan
  • Diesel (ULSD), exp, RU (Russia): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, Russia
  • Diesel, exp, KR (South Korea): Diesel, export transaction price, fob, South Korea
  • Diesel, ret, KR (South Korea): Diesel, retail, South Korea
  • Diesel, exp, TW (Taiwan): Diesel, export transaction price, fob, Taiwan
  • Diesel (ULSD), exp, SA (Saudi Arabia): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), export spot price, fob, Arab Gulf
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, ZA (South Africa): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cfr, South Africa
  • Diesel (ULSD), imp, TR (Turkey): Diesel (ultra-low-sulfur), import spot price, cif, Turkey

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Diesel Price Outlook. The Diesel price in United States increased during April 2019 to 824 USD per m3, which represents a slight rise of 1% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, Diesel prices in United States increased modestly by 0.7%. Meanwhile, in Brazil, the average price of Diesel amounted to 751 USD per m3 in April 2019, from 709 USD per m3 one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the Diesel price in Brazil is 3% higher than the price one month before.

The price of Diesel in Colombia rose throughout April 2019, reaching 510 USD per m3. The price in Colombia is 5% higher than the average price in the previous month and 9% higher than the average price one year before. In contrast, Diesel prices in Canada increased modestly during April 2019, reaching 502 USD per m3, which means a rise of 3% from the previous month’s price and a decline of 1% from the previous year’s price. 

In the month examined, the Diesel prices in Chile experienced a modest rise of 9 USD per m3 from the previous month's price, to 538 USD per m3. Such price movement in Chile meant a rise of 2% on a monthly basis and a rise of 4% on a yearly basis. On the other hand, in April 2019, the Diesel price in Mexico witnessed a rise of 10 USD per m3 when compared against the previous month's price, to 1,130 USD per m3. The April 2019 price in Mexico is 13% higher than the price one year before. 

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About Diesel. Diesel is defined as any liquid fuel designed to work in a Diesel engine. The most common type of Diesel fuel, shipped in bulk quantities, is a hydrocarbon mixed fuel, containing mostly paraffins but also aromatic hydrocarbons and small amounts of olefins. It is a viscous, yellowish-green liquid obtained from crude oil as a specific fractional distillate with an average chemical formula of C12H24. Diesel is considerably commercialized in the spot market, in which the trade occurs for immediate delivery.

Diesel fuel originated in 1892 and is still the primary fuel used for shipping goods and moving freight worldwide. Diesel use varies by country as it depends on the energy mix. In the United States, for example, Diesel accounts for about 20% of total petroleum consumption and about 22% of total petroleum consumption by the transportation sector. Diesel oil's popularity as a fuel can be attributed to its high compression rate inside the combustion chamber, which translates to better motor efficiency.

There are several grades of Diesel Fuel with the key factor being the cetane rating, related to the quality of the Fuel's ignition. The higher the cetane rating, the easier it is to perform a cold start, which is particularly relevant in harsher environments and during cold seasons. While Petroil derived Diesel Fuel is the most common, this commodity can also be produced from syngas via a Fisher-Tropsch (FT) process, and from bio-oil via transesterification. Synthetic diesel has near zero sulfur content or other contaminants such as low aromatics, therefore it produces less toxic emissions and particulates. Biodiesel, although it also reduces emissions, has high acidity, which can cause corrosion in engines and storage tanks, so it usually requires extra processing steps.

Diesel Handling. Diesel will absorb water from the environment, causing it to break down and damage the engine that it is powering. It must be kept in dry places and away from heat (store below 20 °C), as Diesel may absorb more water when heated. The low Sulfur content makes the fuel a lot more prone to microbial activity, so biocides must be used. It should be kept away from ignition sources as it may cause storage and transportation tanks to explode. Diesel should be stored in yellow containers for proper fuel type differentiation. Fuel can be transported from the refineries via pipelines, tank ships, rail tankers or road tank trucks. The shortening of the transport routes allows cost savings and reduces safety risks. Diesel fuels are assigned to hazard class III because their flash point is > 55ºC.

Diesel Uses. Diesel is used mainly as/in: truck fuel; railroad fuel; aircraft fuel; military vehicle fuel; car fuel; fuel for tractors and heavy equipments; power generation; and heating equipment.

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