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Crude oil futures continue to collapse in the face of the oil price war  and Coronavirus fears crushing demand.. EIA reported a build in crude storage and large draws in gasoline and distillate. US production new record high of 13.10 mbpd.

Cushing Storage Tanks

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 3/11/20

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  • Release Time: Wednessday March 18 2020 - 9;30 ET
EIA Expected Prior EIA API
Crude +1954k +2900k +7664k -421k
Cushing +563k +418k -1971k
+66k
Gasoline

-6180k

-3000k -4336k -7834k
Distillate -2940k

-1900k

-4008k -3652k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing

  • Refinery Utilization UNCH% 86.40% Exp -0.1%
  • Production +100bpd to 13.10 mbpd (13.10 ATH)

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

Global Crude Prices

 

API Crude Inventories

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WTI Crude Oil Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

WTI got the panic base Friday in 5 waves from the recent highs to -4/8,  we expect impulse from here, question is was that completing a C or 3 of something larger. Resistance is previous 49-50.50 low.  Math and crowd behavior tell the story right to the +2/8 and collapsed back to the break up aand now through the channel, accelrating when Tenkan and 50 dma crosseed.  Support is MM, Previous Lows and extensions.

WTI D 3 6 2020

WTI accelerated lwoer after broke the weekly uptrend, a fractal of the sharp and all th eway to yearly lows from here we see if traction to work out from 3 waves  Key resistance is Kijun and 50wma confluence (green) which all failed aftet the violent spike up. Support channel and fib conflageration with MM 1.8

WTI W 3 6 2020

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

Brent crudeoil longs were left exposed once it broke key support on Wednesday. Two weeks of selling had failed to trigger a reduction in the net-long. In wk to Jan 21 it even rose by 2.8k lots to reach a 15-mth high at 429k lots. The WTI long rose by 6.4k lots to 232k

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COT on commodities to Jan 21 shows the changes made by funds just before the coronavirus outbreak became the main market driver. The worrying news from China raised concerns about its potential impact on demand for key commodities from crudeoil to copper and soybeans

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Understanding DCOT Reports

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 

Crude Oil Option Volatilty Watch via commodityvol.com

NYMEX LO = Crude Oil Options First 3 Months (Live Link)

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NYMEX LO & ICE North Sea Brent BRN Crude Oil Options (Live Link)

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NYMEX LO NYMEX OH NYMEX OB Options (Live Link)

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NYMEX LO NYMEX OB Options (Live Link)

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The Fundamental Angle with Brynne Kelly ‏@BrynneKKelly

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DigStic Data @DigStic

Dec 11 2019 - Two Top Tens this week. One a draw in Cushing, the other a build in Total Products.


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RonH Data ‏@Ronh999

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Cushing Oil Stocks


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

US Oil Import Export

Imports

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Exports

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US Gasoline Consumers

US consumers bought 407.23 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. That is +12.05 mil YoY

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US consumers spent $915.5 million dollars per day for gasoline last week. That is -$91.40 mil YoY.

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US avg retail price for gasoline was $2.248 last week. That is -30.0 cents YoY

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US Crude Oil Production

 US Oil Field Production Back `at  ATH 13.10mpd

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 September Field Oil Production Hits a New High 12.463 mpd

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  ** 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:

Crude: Crude build of +1.95MMBLs but a huge product draw of -9.6MM. Crude production back at 13.1MMBD while exports hit the 2nd highest level at 4.378MMBD. Small increase in Cushing stocks but we should see it reach capacity level soon with these contango levels.

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EIA Products:

EIA Products: A large product draw of -9.6MM, with gasoline leading at -6.18MM and disty at -2.9MM. Gasoline stocks are now lower y-o-y while disty near 5 yr lows. Falling demand in the coming weeks will lead to stockbuilds however

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US Crude Oil Prices and Recessions

 

Via John Kemp @JKempEnergy 

Key EIA and CME Dates For WTI Crude Oil

CME Crude Oil Futures Calendar

CME Crude Oil Options Calendar

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