crack spread

Definition of "crack spread"
  1. In the context of energy futures, the refining margin, achieved through buying crude oil futures and selling petroleum product futures; also the hypothetical market value of all potential petroleum products yielded from a barrel of crude oil once it is refined
How to use "crack spread" in a sentence
  1. To maximize profit, the oil company decided to carefully monitor the crack spread.
  2. He invested in crude oil futures after studying the trends of crack spread.
  3. Her job as a commodities trader includes keeping an eye on the crack spread to determine potential profits.

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