Crude oil futures accelerated lower on Coronavirus fears ahead of EIA reporting a build in crude storage and gasoline with a draw in distillate. The EIA said Crude oil inventories had a build of 3548k bbls. Cushing rose +758k bbls. US production record high of 13.00 mbpd.
Crude oil futures accelerated lower on Coronavirus fears ahead of EIA reporting a build in crude storage and gasoline with a draw in distillate. The EIA said Crude oil inventories had a build of 3548k bbls. Cushing rose +758k bbls. US production record high of 13.00
>Crude Oil Tanks at Cushing OK, Basis For the WTI Futures Contract.
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- Release Time: Wednesday Feb 5 2020 –10.30 ET
Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing
- Refinery Utilization +.2% 87.4% Exp +0.5%
- Production -100k bpd to 12.90 mbpd (13.00 ATH)
WTI Crude Oil Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave
WTI has retraced the Iran move up and more. Math and crowd behavior tell the story right to the +2/8 and collapsed back to the break up aand now through the channel, accelrating when Tenkan and 50 dma crosseed. . From here question is was the higher C complete? Resistane tenkan, Kijun and 50 dma zone over the cloud. Rebalancing Chikou and MM 8/8 gave us overbought caution but we had the manic thrust. The impulse meant a C or (Y) complete. Support is MM, Previous Lows and extensions.
WTI rally has given it all up to close right on the weekly uptrend the sharp impulse higher and reversal through 50 WMA and the cloud top key resistance is Kijun and 50wma confluence (green) which all failed aftet the violent spike up. Support channel and fib conflageration with MM 1.8
Latest ICE and CFTC Open Interest Data:
CTFC and ICE open interest: via Ole S Hansen @Ole_S_Hansen
Brent crudeoil longs were left exposed once it broke key support on Wednesday. Two weeks of selling had failed to trigger a reduction in the net-long. In wk to Jan 21 it even rose by 2.8k lots to reach a 15-mth high at 429k lots. The WTI long rose by 6.4k lots to 232k
COT on commodities to Jan 21 shows the changes made by funds just before the coronavirus outbreak became the main market driver. The worrying news from China raised concerns about its potential impact on demand for key commodities from crudeoil to copper and soybeans
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Crude Oil Option Volatilty Watch via commodityvol.com
Dec 11 2019 – Two Top Tens this week. One a draw in Cushing, the other a build in Total Products.
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Cushing Oil Stocks
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US Oil Import Export
US Gasoline Consumers
US consumers bought 375.19 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. That is -5.38 mil YoY
US consumers spent $921.1 million dollars per day for gasoline last week. That is +$62.20 mil YoY.
US avg retail price for gasoline was $2.455 last week. That is +20.01 cents YoY
US Crude Oil Production
US Oil Field Production Back `at 12.90 mbpd off ATH 13.00mpd
September Field Oil Production Hits a New High 12.463 mpd
** Note with the unreliability of the API numbers highlighted by its constant debacles we offer you the bare bones of that report.
Bearish numbers as crude stocks build +3.5MM. Refinery runs continue to disappoint dropping 0.9MMBD w-o-w and should remain low as we enter refinery TAR season. Crude production flat at 13MMBD for 3rd wk while exports stable at 3.5MMBD
US Crude Oil Prices and Recessions
Via John Kemp @JKempEnergy
Key EIA and CME Dates For WTI Crude Oil
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