Around The Barrel – Refinery Utilization Recovered Another 7.1 pct to 75.1 pct

Gasoline demand was the strongest since the pandemic this pass week. EIA reported a build in crude of + 2396 kbbl (including a -624kbbl draw at Cushing). Gasoline grew +472kbbl and Utilization recovered another 7.1%% to 75.1%. Production unchanged at 10,900 kbpd

Gasoline demand was the strongest since the pandemic this pass week. EIA reported a build in crude of + 2396 kbbl (including a -624kbbl draw at Cushing). Gasoline grew +472kbbl and Utilization recovered another 7.1%% to 75.1%. Production unchanged at 10,900 kbpd

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Crude Oil Tanks at Cushing OK, Basis For the WTI Futures Contract.

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 3/10/21

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  • Release Time: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. (ET)
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Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est  adjusted for API shift, except Cushing

  • Refinery Utilization +7.1% to 75.1% Exp  +7.3%
  • Production  UNCH at 10,900 mbpd (13.10 ATH)

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WTI Crude Oil Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

WTI  spiked higher over $68 Last week to complete a 5 wave structure and test min targets after broke the topside of the channel it had been in since September, In any break, the key is crowd behavior to help tell the story which in energy is often around often geopolitics. We watch ABC corrections and from here we get the energy from the break being balanced. This week that was powered by the Tenkan Spit of a spit. Support  is the Tenkan, old channel & prev high confluence. Watch Kijun & 50 dma.. Resistance MM and previous lows.

WTI D 3 12 2021

WTI continued higher after it rebalanced chikou indicative of extreme crowd behavior reverseing at 7/8 after the series of fractals at last Dec wave 1 turn after we had completed 5 waves as marked, from here we watched 3 & 5 waves develop. Price popped after the spit of the 50wma (green) which is now key for support as Tenkan touched Kijun in a kiss of life. Given that we had tremendous energy which bore out in the hghs last seen 2019.

These are special times, recall “After we regained the pattern 261.8% from the extreme (-$40) move. The climax of the larger acceleration lower after broke the weekly uptrend, a fractal of the sharp and all the way to all time lows to negative pricing we have seen mirror replications.” Support is previous channels, tenkan and Kijun. Above we have Murrey Math time and price 

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CTFC and ICE open interest: via Ole S Hansen @Ole_S_Hansen

1/2 Specs bought WTI (+2.3k lots to 393k), a fresh 32-month high while the Brent long (-5.8k to 334k) was cut for a second week. Overall the combined net long held steady for a fifth week at 727k lots, just days before prices plunged the most since Sept. Concerns about OPEC+ action to stem the #oil price slide and the bounce on Friday helped reduce the risk of further technical hedge fund selling. Continued buying of refined fuel products lifted the net long in gasoline, distillate and gas oil to a 14-mth high at 194k lots


‘ COT on commodities inin week to March 16 saw third consecutive (small) reduction. Overall a mixed bag with no clear thread. Biggest increases in #corn #gold and fuel while selling hit #natgas #wheat and #copper


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Read Understanding Commitments of Traders Reports – COT, TFF and DCOT  to help understand the disaggregated reports (DCOT) and how they break down the reportable open interest positions into four classifications: 1. Producer/Merchant/Processor/User 2. Swap Dealers 3. Managed Money 4. Other Reportables 

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Dec 11 2019 – Two Top Tens this week. One a draw in Cushing, the other a build in Total Products.




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US consumers bought 354.6 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. That is -42.3 mil YoY


US consumers spent $1,011.50 million dollars per day for gasoline last week. That is +69.1 mil YoY.


US avg retail price for gasoline was $2.853 last week. That is +60.50 cents YoY



US Crude Oil Production

 US Oil Field Production UNCH to 10.90 mbpd Off ATH 13.10mpd  


Forecast Oil Production Matrix – HFI Research

Implied US oil production from this EIA report is 11 mb/d and headed for 10 mb/d. via @HFI_Research


   ** Note with the unreliability of the API numbers highlighted by its constant debacles we offer you the bare bones of that report.

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