Brian Milne

DTN Refined Fuels Editor
Brian L Milne

Brian L. Milne is the energy editor and a product manager with DTN. Milne manages the refined fuel’s editorial content, spot price discovery activity, and cash market analysis for DTN’s energy segment. Milne and his team communicate with suppliers, brokers and fuel buyers in the bulk wholesale market in refined fuels throughout each business day. Milne has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry as an analyst, journalist, and editor, serving as managing editor for Btu publications and journalist with Bridge Information Systems America before joining DTN in 1999. His industry and market focus include natural gas, NGLs, and electricity during its move to deregulated markets in the late 1990s, biofuels, and the downstream petroleum industry. Milne graduated Magna Cum Laude from Monmouth University in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in history and an interdisciplinary in political science.

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    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange rallied into the close on late session news Saudi Arabia will cut crude exports to the United States.

  • WTI, Brent Futures Reverse Down

    After holding gains through most of Wednesday's session, New York Mercantile Exchange West Texas Intermediate and Intercontinental Exchange Brent futures reversed down.

  • Oil Up, Traders Shrug at Bearish Report

    Oil futures nearest delivery traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange added to gains late morning.

  • Oil Advances in Choppy Trade

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange edged higher Tuesday.

  • Oil Futures Settle Lower Monday

    Oil futures nearest delivery traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange settled at their lowest valuations since the end of November on Monday, pressured by concern a slowing...

  • Oil Futures Advance on OPEC Cuts

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange registered gains on the session and the week.

  • Oil Futures End Thursday Down

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and Intercontinental Exchange Brent futures settled Thursday's session lower.

  • Oil Futures Swing to Intra-session Lows

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures fell to fresh intraday lows following the late morning release Thursday of weekly supply data from the Energy Information Administration, with EIA statistics bullish for...

  • Oil Futures Rally on Trade Optimism

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange rallied during the first business day of December.

  • Oil Rallies in Monday Trade

    Oil futures and Brent crude is rallying in early trade Monday supported by a combination of geopolitical factors ahead of the OPEC meeting in Vienna later this week.

  • Oil Futures Settle Mostly Down Friday

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and Intercontinental Exchange Brent futures settled mostly down Friday.

  • Oil Futures Down in Early Trade

    Oil and Brent futures are down sharply in early trading and posting significant losses for November ahead of the contract expirations for Brent and oil products.

  • Oil Futures End Up, WTI Finds Support

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange settled higher Thursday, reversing off new multi-month lows including a break below $50 bbl by West Texas Intermediate...

  • Oil Reverses Off Multi-Month Lows

    Oil futures and Brent crude moved higher in early trade, reversing off new multi-month lows traded overnight on indications Russia will cooperate with Saudi Arabia on reducing oil production in 2019.

  • Oil Futures Settle Sharply Lower

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and Intercontinental Exchange Brent futures settled sharply lower Wednesday.

  • Oil Futures Mixed in Midday Trade

    Oil futures pressed to session lows in the immediate response to the midmorning release of weekly supply data from the EIA, with the ULSD contract sliding to $1.8401, a new 8-1/2 month low.

  • Oil Reverses Overnight Highs Wednesday

    Oil futures and Brent futures were again lower in early trading, reversing off overnight highs ahead of weekly supply statistics from the Energy Information Administration that are now expected to show a build in commercial crude...

  • Oil Futures Down on Demand Worries

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and Brent futures on the Intercontinental Exchange ended down after testing recent lows.

  • Oil Mixed in Tuesday Trade

    Oil futures and the Brent crude contract were shallowly mixed early Tuesday, still gripped by a bearish view of global fundamentals ahead of key meetings between the presidents of the United States and China.

  • Oversold Oil Advances From New Lows

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Intercontinental Exchange Brent futures posted sharp gains Monday amid oversold market conditions.

  • Oil Rallies in Early Monday Trade

    Oil futures and the Brent contract are rallying in early trade Monday following a steep sell-off in an abbreviated post-Thanksgiving session amid light trade that pressed the contracts to new lows and through another level of...

  • WTI Futures Jump $1

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Intercontinental Exchange Brent futures settled the pre-holiday session mixed.

  • Oil Higher in Early Trade

    Oil futures and Brent futures contract were higher in early trading Wednesday ahead of the weekly statistical report from the EIA and the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday.

  • Oil Futures Freefall With Equities

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange dove deeper into bear territory Tuesday.

  • Oil Posts Steep Losses in Early Trade

    Oil futures and Brent crude were posting steep losses in early trade on a market view that sharp production gains in the fourth quarter and slowing economic growth will converge to create an oversupplied market in the first...

  • Oil Futures End Up After Testing Lows

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and Intercontinental Exchange Brent crude registered modest gains Monday after testing last week's multi-month lows.

  • Oil Futures End Shallowly Mixed

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and Intercontinental Exchange Brent crude took divergent paths Friday while registering large losses on the week.

  • Oil Futures Rally Friday

    Oil futures and the Brent crude contract rallied early Friday after a market rout earlier this week that was intensified by forced selling by hedge funds caught on the wrong side of the market.

  • Oil Futures Settle Mixed

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Intercontinental Exchange Brent crude settled mixed after a second session consolidating within Tuesday's wide trade range.

  • Oil Mixed in Midday Trade

    Oil futures nearest delivery made modest price adjustments following the weekly oil statistics from the EIA, with bearish crude data offset by bullish data points for oil products.

  • Oil Futures Consolidate Thurs. Morning

    Oil futures nearest delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange were mixed early Thursday, consolidating above this week's multi-month lows ahead of weekly supply data from the...

  • Oil Finds Bottom Ahead of Weekly Data

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange settled higher, finding a bottom if only temporary after extensive selling that pressed the West Texas Intermediate...

  • Oil Higher in Wednesday Morning Trade

    Oil futures and Brent crude moved higher in early trading Wednesday following Tuesday's deep price plunge, and after the West Texas Intermediate contract ended down a record 12 consecutive sessions, finding support on...

  • Oil Futures Pummeled

    Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Intercontinental Exchange Brent crude took another drubbing Tuesday, with West Texas Intermediate and Brent erasing more than 7% of their value at the close.

  • Oil Lower in Tuesday Trade

    Oil and Brent crude continued to decline in early trade Tuesday, with oil futures plumbing new lows.

  • WTI Settles Down 11th Session

    West Texas Intermediate ended down for an 11th consecutive session and at a nine-month low on Monday.

  • Oil Higher in Monday Trade

    Oil futures and the Brent crude were higher in early trading Monday, with West Texas Intermediate and Brent climbing on reports over the weekend that Saudi Arabia would cut oil production by 500,000 bpd.

  • Oil Futures Slump Thursday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange registered another down day.

  • WTI, RBOB End at New Lows Wednesday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange settled mixed Wednesday.

  • Oil Futures Higher in Wednesday Trade

    Oil futures and Brent crude were mostly higher in early trading Wednesday following Tuesday's mostly down day, with the upside spurred by reports suggesting Russia and Saudi Arabia are discussing reducing oil production in 2019...

  • WTI, Brent Futures at MultiMonth Lows

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange settled mostly down on Tuesday, with a modest 21 points gain by the December RBOB contract the exception.

  • Oil Futures Shallowly Mixed Tuesday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange were shallowly mixed in early trading Tuesday ahead of the Energy Information Administration's monthly outlook for...

  • Brent at 4-Day High

    Brent crude futures on the Intercontinental Exchange edged higher Monday, with the international price benchmark for crude settling at a four-day high as U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports take effect.

  • Oil Advances in Monday Morning Trade

    Oil futures and Brent crude advanced off multi-month lows early Monday following choppy overnight trading, as a second phase of U.S. sanctions against Iran's oil exports and banking sector take effect Monday.

  • Oil Futures Sink on Friday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Intercontinental Exchange Brent futures again sold off Friday.

  • Oil Down in Friday Trade

    Oil futures and the Brent contract were down in early trading Friday and headed for steep losses on the week even as U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports take effect on Monday, with West Texas Intermediate at lows last seen in...

  • Oil Futures Continue Crash

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange again sold off Thursday, plunging to multi-month low settlements on the first day of November.

  • Oil Lower in Thursday Trade

    Oil futures and Brent crude continued lower on the first day of November following a sell-off in October, with oil futures under pressure from climbing global and domestic production and slowing world economic growth.

  • Oil Futures End Mostly Down Wednesday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange ended mostly lower on the last day of October.

  • Oil Lower in Wednesday Trade

    Oil futures and Brent crude were mostly lower in early trading Wednesday, erasing overnight gains ahead of weekly federal supply data and the December Brent and November oil product expirations Wednesday afternoon.

  • Oil Futures End Down on Tuesday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Brent futures on the Intercontinental Exchange settled down.

  • WTI, Crude Oil Tumbles in Early Trade

    Oil and Brent futures were down sharply Tuesday morning as worry over slowing economic growth extends to oil demand to erase early-month concerns over supply availability, with West Texas Intermediate sliding to a nearly 11-week...

  • Oil Futures Close Monday Mixed

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery, and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange settled mixed Monday.

  • Oil Futures Ease Early Monday

    Oil futures nearest delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange eased in early trading Monday.

  • Oil Futures End Up on Short-Covering

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange settled higher Friday on short covering ahead of the weekend, and cut weekly losses with the ULSD contract...

  • WTI, Brent Gain on Strong Demand

    New York Mercantile Exchange West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange advanced Thursday alongside gains by ULSD futures, while the gasoline contract settled at a fresh eight-month low.

  • Oil is Mixed in Thursday Trade

    Oil and Brent crude were mixed early Thursday, with WTI, Brent and ULSD futures higher while the gasoline contract is down, trading at a fresh eight-month low overnight at $1.7957 gallon.

  • Oil Ends Mixed After Midday Gains

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures ended mixed and the December Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange settled at a fresh two-month spot low.

  • Oil Higher in Midday Trade

    Oil futures moved higher following the midmorning release of weekly supply data from the EIA that showed another large build in commercial crude inventory and a greater-than-expected drawdown in gasoline supply that pressed...

  • Oil Moves Higher in Early Trade

    Oil futures moved higher in early trading following Tuesday's steep sell-off and ahead of the weekly release of supply data from the EIA, with the market expecting a build in crude inventory and supply drawdowns for distillates and...

  • Oil Sees Steep Losses Tuesday

    Oil futures and Brent crude registered steep losses Tuesday on worry that world economic growth has peaked with the selloff provided an accelerant by comments from Saudi Arabia that they would lift production to an 11.0 million...

  • Oil Sinks on World Growth Headwinds

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange registered steep losses Tuesday.

  • Brent, WTI Futures Sink Tuesday

    WTI Brent crude dropped to six-week and five-week lows on their spot continuous charts, respectively, as Saudi Arabia sought to ensure the market they would pump enough oil to meet global oil demand as U.S. sanctions on Iranian...

  • Oil Futures End Mixed

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange settled shallowly mixed on Monday.

  • Oil Slumps in Early Monday Trade

    Oil futures slumped in early trading Monday, with WTI sliding to a fresh five-week low ahead of the November contract's expiration Monday amid building crude supply and increasing production by Saudi Arabia.

  • Oil Futures Up on Day

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and the Intercontinental Exchange Brent contract registered gains in closing out another volatile week.

  • Oil Rallies in Friday Trade

    Oil futures rallied in early trading Friday following two days of sharp selling triggered by a rapid increase in U.S. commercial crude supply during the fall refinery turnaround season and on an expanding view that the world economy...

  • NYMEX WTI Futures Settle Below $70

    Oil futures nearest to delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange sold off sharply Wednesday.

  • WTI Futures Slide to 1-Month Low

    The third consecutive large build in U.S. commercial crude stocks pressed New York Mercantile Exchange November West Texas Intermediate futures below $70 bbl for the first time in October, with front month WTI futures sliding to a...

  • Oil Slides in Morning Trade

    Oil futures moved lower early Wednesday following Tuesday's price advance.

  • Oil Moves Higher on Tuesday

    Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved higher Tuesday ahead of weekly supply estimates to be released later Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday.

  • Oil Futures Mixed on Tuesday

    Oil futures were mixed following reports Saudi Arabia is prepared to acknowledge that missing journalist Kamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, after an interrogation went awry.

  • Oil Futures Post Subdued Gains

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange registered modest gains Monday after mixed trading.

  • Oil Reverses Gains in Early Trade

    Oil reversed overnight gains in early trading Monday following news that U.S. President Donald Trump dispatched U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in an attempt to...

  • Oil Futures End Mixed Friday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest delivery and the Intercontinental Exchange Brent contract settled mixed Friday and ended the week down sharply following a steep two-day selloff midweek.

  • Crude Build Knocks Oil Futures Lower

    Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the world crude benchmark Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange deepened a midweek selloff Thursday.

  • Oil Futures Continue Selloff Thursday

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and Brent on the Intercontinental Exchange were down sharply early Thursday.

  • Oil Futures Slide on Demand Worries

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and the front month Brent crude contract on the Intercontinental Exchange tumbled Wednesday afternoon.

  • Oil Softens in Early Trade

    Oil futures softened in early trade Wednesday, with the crude and ULSD contracts consolidating within Tuesday's trade ranges ahead of supply data for the first week of the fourth quarter and monthly short-term market outlooks...

  • WTI, Brent Futures End Higher

    New York Mercantile Exchange RBOB futures settled lower Tuesday amid abundant gasoline stocks while West Texas Intermediate, ULSD and Brent on the Intercontinental Exchange advanced on the session.

  • Crudes, ULSD Futures Up Early Tuesday

    Oil futures nearest delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Intercontinental Exchange Brent contract moved mixed.

  • Oil Futures Move Off Lows

    Oil futures nearest to delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange retreated overnight into early trading Monday.

  • Crude Futures at One-Week Lows

    Oil futures nearest to delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange retreated overnight into early trading Monday.

  • WTI Flat, Brent Futures Close Lower

    West Texas Intermediate futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange ended Friday's session flat and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange settled lower, following midweek rallies to four-year highs.

  • Oil Little Changed in Friday Trade

    Oil futures were little changed following Thursday's price decline on profit taking amid an overbought market sparked, in part, by increased oil production by OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers aligned with the cartel in a two-year...

  • Oil Futures Pullback on Demand Worry

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures and Brent on the Intercontinental Exchange rallied into the midweek close.

  • Oil Futures Move Mixed Midday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery were mixed in choppy late morning trade Wednesday.

  • Oil Edges Lower in Wednesday Trade

    Oil futures lower from Tuesday's shallowly mixed session ahead of weekly supply data for the United States to be released midmorning, and following bullish statistics released late Tuesday afternoon by the American Petroleum Institute.

  • Oil Futures Soften in Dull Trade

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures and the Intercontinental Exchange Brent contract ended Tuesday flat.

  • Oil Futures Rally on Perceived Squeeze

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and the Intercontinental Exchange Brent contract blasted higher on the first day of the fourth quarter when global oil demand is expected at a 100.3 million bpd record...

  • Oil Up in Final Trade Session for Q3

    Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange rallied during the final session of September and the third quarter.

  • Oil Futures Advance Last Day of Q3

    Nearest-delivered oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent on the Intercontinental Exchange were moving higher in early trading Friday.

  • Oil Futures Gain on Supply Worry

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange advanced for the third session this week.

  • Oil Futures Close Lower on Stocks Build

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures and Intercontinental Exchange Brent futures contracts nearest to delivery settled lower Wednesday, following federal data showing U.S. commercial crude stocks increased for the first time...

  • US Propane Supply Report

    The EIA Wednesday reported U.S. inventories of propane/propylene rose a more-than-expected 1.6 million bbl in the week-ended Sept. 21 to 76.4 million bbl, with stocks up sharply in East Coast PADD 1 but more modest increases in...

  • Oil Pulls Back From Tuesday Highs

    Oil futures pulled back from Tuesday's highs after U.S. President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that OPEC was ripping off the rest of the world.

  • Oil Futures Pare Advance From Highs

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and the front month Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange traded at fresh intraday highs Tuesday.

  • Oil Futures Add to Rally Early Tuesday

    Brent crude futures on the Intercontinental Exchange traded at a new four-year high early Tuesday following a decision on Sunday by Saudi Arabia and Russia not to lift oil output above rates established by a 21-month supply...

  • Brent Futures End Above $80

    Brent futures on the Intercontinental Exchange ended above $80 bbl for the first time in nearly four years Monday.

  • Brent Crude Spikes to 4-Yr High

    Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange spiked to a nearly four-year high on the spot continuous chart overnight and nearest delivered oil futures surged to multi-week highs.

  • Oil Futures End Choppy Trade Mixed

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange next to expire settled a choppy session mixed.

  • Oil Futures End Down Thursday

    New York Mercantile Exchange October West Texas Intermediate futures expired above $70 per barrel (bbl) but down on the session alongside lower settlements for nearest delivered oil products and Brent crude on the...

  • WTI Futures Settles at 10-Week High

    Oil futures next to expire on the New York Mercantile Exchange rallied Wednesday and the nearest delivered Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange edged higher, following bullish U.S. oil supply data released midmorning from...

  • Oil Opens Mostly Lower Wednesday

    New York Mercantile Exchange nearest delivered oil futures and the front month Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange were mostly lower following Tuesday's rally to one-week highs.

  • Oil Settles At One-Week Highs

    Nearest delivered oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Brent contract closest to expiration on the Intercontinental Exchange settled Tuesday's session at one-week highs.

  • Oil Futures Surge Early Tuesday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and the front month Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange rallied early Tuesday, climbing on overnight news that a Russian plane was shot down over Syria...

  • Oil Futures End shallowly Mixed Monday

    Oil futures nearest to delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Brent contract next to expire on the Intercontinental Exchange settled shallowly mixed.