Welcome to Stillwater Associates!
Stillwater Associates is an energy consulting firm specializing in the transportation fuels market. We help our clients understand how fuels get from the source to the service station.
We help policy makers understand the transportation fuels market and how the policies they develop impact energy companies and consumers.
Stillwater consults on a number of technology development projects including efforts to convert biomass to power and upgrading refinery residual products. Check out Stillwater Energy Group to find out about our innovative energy to power technology.
Stillwater Associates provides pricing forecasts, market feasibility studies and other economic analysis for clients in need of a clear picture of the transportation energy market.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Stillwater Associates offers strategic expertise and economic analysis to aid companies involved in the mergers and acquisitions process.
Expert Testimony & Litigation Support
Stillwater Associates provides expert testimony and litigation support to law firms on energy supply and distribution issues.
May 14, 2013
We've given the Bubble Map a fresh look for spring. It's a little less busy, but still contains the same great information. Notice the two price differentials for...
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April 8, 2013
The April edition of the Bubble Map shows that Mid Continent price differentials to the coast have gone down since our last update in January when Brent was...
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February 15, 2013
When gasoline prices in California shot up to record levels last fall, the public was reasonably frustrated and the media and policy makers were eager to understand the...
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February 8, 2013
Pacific Rim refineries have the capacity for Canadian heavy crude oil, but the window for opportunity is narrow. Unless crude oil producers in Alberta can find a way…
February 5, 2013
The average price for retail gasoline in Los Angeles yesterday was $4.03, 23 cents higher than the price last Monday of $3.77. It's typical this time of year…
We’re back in the New Year with an updated Bubble Map. Crude oil prices have gone up across the board since our last blog post on November 27. Differentials between…
November 27, 2012
The price of gasoline in California has stabilized, a gallon of regular in Los Angeles today was $3.79, down $0.91 from the height of the spike on October…
November 15, 2012
The Bubble Map is back! Since we last checked in crude oil spot prices have fallen. The price of WTI has dropped $10 since the end of August…
October 17, 2012
Gasoline prices are coming down, slowly. We're interested in your experiences during the California gasoline price spike. Do you have an interesting story or theory about what caused…
October 10, 2012
Just a quick update to our blog post on Sunday on the California gasoline price spike. By Tuesday, retail prices had topped off and started down. The decrease…
October 7, 2012
What happened in the spot market?
Spot prices started to move up on refinery problems on 9/27.
By Monday, October 1, the…
August 29, 2012
Gulf Coast crude differentials dropped this week due to a surprise bump in crude inventories. The price of WTI is down slightly from last week, closing at $96…
November 27, 2012
by David Hackett
Western Canadian crude oil producers want to build more projects to increase heavy oil production, but they are stymied. While heavy Canadian crude has filled the available refining capacity in the Midwest, there is not enough...
28 Nov 2012 White Papers
October 25, 2012
by Megan Boutwell
California consumers are experienced with price spikes at the pump. A jump in gasoline prices can be counted on when the state’s refineries make the switch in the spring from winter grade to summer-grade gasoline. Once...
25 Oct 2012 White Papers
October 24, 2012
by Leigh Noda
On October 16th, oral arguments were heard before three justices of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the California Air Resources (CARB) appeal. The District Court for the Eastern District of California in December found...
24 Oct 2012 White Papers
May 17, 2013
by Diane Bartz and Erwin Seba, Thomas Reuters News & Insight
WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. refinery Tesoro Corp. has received formal approval from antitrust regulators in Washington and Sacramento on Friday to buy BP Plc's refinery and other assets...
20 May 2013 News
October 13, 2012
by Morgan Lee, San Diego Union-Tribune
A mystery remains behin the history-making October spike in California retail gasoline prices.
The run-up in wholesale and retail prices was touched off by a power outage at Exxon Mobil's Torrance refinery.
What happened next...
15 Oct 2012 News