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EIA reported another huge build in crude oil and a big draw in gasoline inventories this week.  Production was up at 11.2 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: 10/26/18

  • via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Wednesday 31 October 2018 - 10:30 ET 
Actual Expected Prior EIA API
Crude +3217k  +4100k +6346k +5690k
 Cushing +1878k  +1960k +1371k +1400k


-2100k -4826k -3500k
Distillate -4054k


-2261k -3100k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing  

  • Refinery Utilization + .2% at 89.4% Exp -0.3%
  • Production  + .300k to 11.20k bd  (+15.1 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 26 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 $1.09355 billion per day for gasoline last week. That is $104.90 million more dollars per day than same week last year.  

US gasoline avg retail price was $2.811 per gallon, 32.3 cents more per gallon YoY.  

US consumers bought 389 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. 

US Oil Field Production up 300 kbpd Back At 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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