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Oil rallied into the report as money flowed back into risk assets with hope on China and the UK.  EIA reported Crude oil inventories drew -4771k bbls with Gasoline and Distillates draws last week. Cushing a small draw of -230k bbls. US production just Around The Barrel - Crude Oil Draws -4771k Bbls and Gasoline -2396k Bbls off thenew record high with 12.40 mbpd.

Cushing Storage Tanks

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 8/28/19

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  • Release Time: Thursday Aug 28 2019 -11.00 ET
EIA Expected Prior EIA API
Crude -4771k -3480k -10027k +401k
Cushing -230k -170k -1980k


-1250k -2090k -877k
Distillate -2538k


-2063k -1200k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing

  • Refinery Utilization -.4% at 94.8% Exp +0.5%
  • Production -100k to 12.40 mbpd (12.50 ATH)

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

Global Crude Prices


API Crude Inventories


WTI Crude Oil Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

WTI spat the channel and 50dma hard after testing the cloud then flew through the kijun and daily tenkan in a sharp 1-2. It did hold the median line at the low and 2/8, Signalling stairstepping ahead.  Finished inside the outer daily downtrend channel well under the cloud base under Kijun and 50 dma adding pressure. Watch for spits now with fear in the pricing.

 MW WTI D 8 30 19

WTI again finished the week under the weekly Kijun, 50wma (green) and Tenkan under the cloud after rejecting the weekly channlel and the kijun and 50 dma crossing over fueling strong impulse higher. Last week we said  Key From Last Week " Expect more work and volatility. Watch Murrey confluence with the cloud acting as support, failure."

 MW WTI W 8 30 19

Crude Oil Futures Committment of Traders

Latest ICE and CFTC Open Interest Data:

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

WTI crude oil was sold following the Chinese tariff on US oil import announcement with longs being cut while fresh shorts were added. Brent longs meanwhile saw a small 2% increase with both long and short sellers increasing their exposure


Speculators cont. to sell commodities in wk to Aug 27. The comb net-long dropped to lowest since Jan 2016. Selling was broadbased with Brent gold silver and platinum being the most noticeable exceptions.


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US Oil Exports Coming Back After NEW ATH.


US Oil Imports Week Over Week


US Oil Input Into Refineries Per Day


US consumers spent $1,019.5 million dollars per day for gasoline last week. That is -135 mil YoY.


US avg retail price for gasoline was $2.563 last week. That is - 26.1 cents YoY.


US consumers bought 397.78 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. That is -11.05 mil YoY


US Oil Field Production 12.40 Off ATH 12.50 


US Crude Oil Production by State and API at April 2019 via OILytics‏ @OilyticsData

Crude Production by state and API: Data updated until  April-19. L48 monthly production growth y/y at 1708KBD

Y-o-Y production growth (KBD):

  • API 25 and lower: +22
  • 25-30: +98
  • 30-35: +105
  • 35-40: +479
  • 40-45: +522
  • 45-50: +428
  • 50+: +60

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

OILytics @OilyticsData

EIA Crude Imports:

Imports jump +976KBD after last week's low number to reach 6.9MMBD. Bulk of the weekly jump came from Canada and Nigeria. Nigeria 4 wk average is higher by 350KBD y-o-y.


EIA Products:

: Overall products show a tiny -0.17MMBBL draw as the -2.4MM gasoline and -2.5MM disty draw continues to be offset by propane and other oil. Very strong US product and gasoline demand.


EIA Crude Stats::

Much larger than expected crude draw of -4.7MM, overall crude stocks very close to the 5 yr avg. Large draw despite imports up almost 1MMBD, while production drops 100KBD after last week's peak.


US Crude Oil Prices and Recessions


Via John Kemp @JKempEnergy 

Key EIA and CME Dates For WTI Crude Oil

CME Crude Oil Futures Calendar

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