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EIA reported another huge build in crude oil and a big draw in gasoline inventories this week.  Production was unchanged at 10.9 mbpd. Crude oil futures have fallen over $10 since the Iran ramp up spruiked by banker analysts.

Cushing Storage Tanks

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 10/19/18

  • via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Wednesday 24 October 2018 - 10:30 ET 
Actual Expected Prior EIA API
Crude +6346k  +3700k +6490k +9984k
 Cushing +1371k  +1240k +1776k +971k


-1900k -2016k -2846k
Distillate -2261k


-827k -2351k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing  

  • Refinery Utilization + .4% at 89.2% Exp -0.3%
  • Production  UNCH at 10.90k bd +14.8% y/y)

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

US Crude Oil Prices and Recessions


Via John Kemp @JKempEnergy 



WTI Crude Oil Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

MW WTI W 10 20 18

DigStic Range Data @DigStic - Where are the key option, break points?

WTI Crude Oil Futures Committment of Traders



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 

US consumers spent $1.113 billion per day for gasoline last week. That is $142.80 million more dollars per day than same week last year.  

US gasoline avg retail price was $2.841 per gallon, 36.2 cents more per gallon YoY.  

US consumers bought 391.61 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. 

US Oil Field Production UNCH at 300 kbpd From ATH 

US Oil Refinery Utilization 

 Cushing Oil Stocks

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

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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