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EIA Inventory report a huge build in crude oil inventories when a draw was expected. Gasoline drew and distillates showed bigger builds with production rising after falling for two weeks in a row. 

Cushing Storage Tanks

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 8/8/18

  • via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Wednesday 15 August 2018 - 10:30 ET 
Actual Expected Prior EIA API
Crude +6805k   -2500k -1351k +3661k
 Cushing +1643k   +1860k -590k +1644k


--600k -+2900k -1559k
Distillate +3566k


+1230k +1941k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing  

  • Refinery Utilization Prior +1.5% to 98.1% Exp +0.2% 
  • Production +0.9% to 10.90k  (11.00k bd (ATH) +14.7% y/y)

Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the Week (Live Link)

US Crude Oil Prices and Recessions


Via John Kemp @JKempEnergy 

Criterion U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast ‏@Criterionrsch


WTI Crude Oil Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

MW WTI W 8 11 18

WTI Crude Oil Futures Committment of Traders


CL DCOT futures only managed money traders had the least amount of shorts in history. Only 14,132 (Despite The Price Drop)

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 

The Fundamental Angle with Brynne Kelly ‏@BrynneKKelly



DigStic Data @DigStic



RonH Data ‏@Ronh999


US Oil Exports off their 2018 (ATH) high.

US Oil Imports Week Over Week 

US Oil Input Into Refineries Per Day New 2018 High

US consumers spent $1.1358 billion per day for gasoline last week. That is $182.4 million more dollars per day than same week last year.  

US gasoline avg retail price was $2.843 per gallon. That is 45.9 cents more per gallon YoY.  

US consumers bought 399.5 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. 

US Oil Field Production, Rises Again After Two Weeks

US May oil production per day was 10.442 mil bpd. This is lower than the weekly reports that averaged about 10.7 mil bpd.


US Oil Refinery Utilization New 2018 High

 Cushing Oil Stocks

NB: Check out Ron's great work at Ron H Public Tableau Link

Ahead of API July WTI crude oil futures settled at $66.36/bbl. $0.26. +0.39% via‏ @Lee_Saks

API via Marketwatch

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

Key EIA and CME Dates For WTI Crude Oil

CME Crude Oil Futures Calendar

CME Crude Oil Options Calendar


Further Crude Oil Analysis Criterion Research

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