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Mitigate the risks of volatile fuel prices and supply availability with Guttman Energy’s pricing programs.
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The fixed price program assures availability of supply at a set price for a set period of time. By knowing what your fuel price will be in advance, you can budget effectively, protect margins and bid on new business with confidence. This program is a good fit for customers with a fixed budget objective.
This program is similar to the fixed price program in that it assures supply availability for a set period of time. However, when the contract is signed, you lock in a fixed differential to the NYMEX, not the actual price. The price you pay is not determined until you ‘pull the trigger’ at which time the differential is then added to the NYMEX price for the benchmark commodity. This program is designed to take advantage of any price dips that occur in the market up to one month before the month the product is delivered. This is a good hedge when the NYMEX is in backwardation or when it is believed that NYMEX prices are going to fall.
When you purchase a cap contract, you establish a “cap” or maximum price for a specific volume of product for the months of your choice. If prices fall, your price will also fall and there is no limit to how far your price will fall with the market. For this protection against rising prices, you pay an up-front premium with the amount of the fee based on the cap price desired and how long you want the protection.
Like the cap program, a collar includes a maximum price for a specific volume of product for the months of your choice. In addition, a minimum or ‘floor’ price is established. The price you pay is always within this agreed upon price range. There is a premium paid up front for this program, but it is generally less than the cap premium.
The Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) publishes fuel price information on a daily basis for all major U.S. markets. The OPIS index program allows you to tie your price to the ‘going rate’ in your market as defined by OPIS. You pay a fixed differential over or under the OPIS reference price you establish. If you are looking to assure that you're buying as close to the local market price as possible, consider this program.
Through this program, your price is indexed to the price in the cash markets in New York, Chicago or the Gulf Coast. You pay the current cash price (as reported by Platts) plus or minus a fixed differential. This may be the right program if local rack economics are unfavorable.
Through this program, your price is indexed to the price in the cash markets in New York, Chicago or the Gulf Coast. You pay the current cash price (as reported by Argus) plus or minus a fixed differential. This may be the right program if local rack economics are unfavorable.
Under this program, the price you pay is indexed to the benchmark commodity in the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) futures market. You pay a fixed differential over or under the NYMEX price at the time the contract is executed. This is a good hedge when the NYMEX is in backwardation or when it is believed that NYMEX prices are going to fall.
This program allows you to store Guttman inventory in your tank until a predetermined future date. We cover the cost of money during this time. Your price is structured using a fixed NYMEX differential for a future month. You can trigger the differential at any time to lock in your price. You will then own the physical product in your tank. This program offers a great hedge for times when supply is historically tight and subject to volatile cash market swings.
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