Economics

Weighing Market Forces to Make Informed Decisions

The economics of transportation energy are dictated by supply and demand, the location of the market, inventories, and government regulations. Stillwater Associates develops economic analyses around these issues to help clients make the best choices for their businesses. We work with established industry players and emerging businesses to assess weaknesses and define opportunities. Our analysis guides our clients to make innovative decisions that lead to business success.

Renewable Fuels Market Feasibility Studies

Leveraging our knowledge of the market, Stillwater offers studies on new product market feasibility, specifically in the renewable fuels space. Clients in the renewable fuels sector rely on Stillwater to study the potential for biofuels in the overall energy market. Since the phase out of MTBE created opportunities for corn ethanol in the late 1990’s, to the implementation of the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), biofuels and petroleum fuels have become inextricably linked. Stillwater has provided studies on the growth of biofuels markets from their infancy. We have performed baseline market studies on all renewable transportation fuels including ethanol, bio and renewable diesel, natural and bio LNG and CNG, and hydrogen. From the price of feedstocks, to refining technology and capacity, to fueling infrastructure and vehicle technology, Stillwater has provided our clients in this space detailed reports and recommendations on opportunities and risks.

Fuel Price Forecasts

Fuel prices are susceptible to global and local events alike. An indication that OPEC may raise their production ceiling can cause crude oil prices to drop. A refinery outage in California can raise retail prices in the state quickly and drastically. Clients like airlines, trucking companies, shipping companies, railroads, and other large consumers of fuel turn to Stillwater for guidance on the likely direction of fuel prices in the future. Using available data including the EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), pricing data from subscription services, and leveraging our industry contacts, Stillwater develops comprehensive fuel price forecasts that provide a thorough view of the current and future markets. This guidance explains the factors that drive energy price forecasts – supply, demand, inventories, transportation, and governmental regulation.

Our experience runs deep

Stillwater Associates understands what drives the transportation fuel economy. Our team is committed to providing our clients the latest economic data, in-depth analysis, and guidance to create competitive advantage.

Please contact us to learn more about our economics services.

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