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Current Jet Fuel Crack-Spread?  
User currently offlineUnitedTristar From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1284 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6759 times:

Does anyone have a good website to keep an eye on this? I can't seem to find one!

For those of you who dont know what a crack spread is, it's basically the difference between a barrel of unrefined oil and a barrel of JetA.



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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 985 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6607 times:

OK. Thanks for clearing that up. I thought a Jet Fuel Crack Spread was what we do every time we pay the fuel bill.

User currently offlineDCAYOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 624 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6565 times:

The ATA website provides a good table, however its only annual data - there may be other tables on their website with more current crack spread estimates.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29172 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6446 times:

Its a few pennies above $18 per barrel for July delivery as of this morning.

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User currently offlineORDFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

Finding free, publicly available daily settlement prices for Jet A is difficult; several publications designed for oil traders will detail the price at a specific geographic locations, known as the basis, relative to the some standardized contract, often NYMEX No. 2 heating oil. Additionally, jet A prices vary (sometimes considerably) from region to region throughout the world.

If you are looking for a "rough" proxy, one can find daily settlement prices on CME's website for the No.2 heat and crude, and this is known as the heat crack:


You can take the price/settle of No. 2 heating oil contract - basically an industrial grade dyed distillate which other physical distillate contracts like Jet, marine diesel, ULSD, LSD, etc., are priced against. Multiply the settlement price - given in $/gal -- by 42 (#of gallons in a barrel) and then subtract FROM this number the price/settle of NYMEX WTI.

For example, per yesterday's settles:

Aug.11 HO: $2.7689 * 42 = $116.29/bbl
Aug.11 CL: $91.16/bbl

Heat Crack = $25.13

Additionally, IATA posts a weekly Jet A price that is a global average; you could derive the Jet A crack from this number as well, provided you calculate the corresponding weekly average for WTI:


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