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EIA reported another huge build in crude oil with draws in gasoline and cushing inventories last week.  Production remained at an all time high with 11.7 mbpd. Crude oil futures volatilty as long biased funds collapsed and the Trump OPEC rhetoric picked up

Cushing Storage Tanks

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 11/16/18

  • via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Wednesday 21 November 2018 - 10:30 ET 
EIA Expected Prior EIA API
Crude +4851k  +2100k +10270k -1545k
 Cushing -116k  -460k +1167k +398k


+100k -1411k +188k
Distillate -77k


-3589k -1832k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing  

  • Refinery Utilization  + 2.6% at 92.7% Exp -0.3%
  • Production UNCH at 11.70k bd ATH (+15.7y/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 D 11 16 18

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

WTI Crude Oil Futures Committment of Traders

CL_f DCOT futures only managed money traders. Just off lowest amount of total positions since Dec 2014

CL_f DCOT futures only managed money traders. Least amount of longs since Jan 2016


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 $1.007 billion per day for gasoline last week. That is -$27.70 million more dollars per day than same week last year.  

US gasoline avg retail price was $2.611 per gallon, +4.3 cents more per gallon YoY.  

US consumers bought 385.77 million gallons of gasoline per day last week.

US Oil Field Production At ATH of 11.7 mbpd

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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