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EIA reported a draw in Crude, the second since January, highlighted by a 1739kbbl draw at at Cushing. Large builds in distillate and gasoline. US production fell again to 11,200 mbpd, off record high of 13.10 mbpd. Futures are  reacting to OPEC comments and risk off and production cut moves.

Cushing Storage Tanks

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 5/29/20

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  • Release Time: Wednesday June 3 2020 - 10:30 ET
EIA Expected Prior EIA Prior API
Crude -2077k +3000k +7928k -483k
Cushing -1739k -2112k -3395k


-+1000k --724k +1706k
Distillate +9934k


+5495k +5917k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing

  • Refinery Utilization +0.5% to 71.80% Exp +1.1%
  • Production -200k to 11.20 mbpd (13.10 ATH)

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

Flotilla of Saudi Crude Tankers Where and When?



API and Cushing Crude Inventories

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CUSHING STORAGE is now just 68% full, down from a peak of 83% on May 1, which should ease concerns about a storage crisis around the NYMEX WTI delivery point. The area has capacity to store up to another +25 million bbl if necessary:via John Kemp @JKempEnergy


WTI Crude Oil Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

US Crude Oil (WTI)

WTI continued its move higher after the violent wave 5 down it accelerated through the Tenkan 50 dma cross breaking the recent flag with chikou re-balancing. The reversal has seen sustained impulse off the tenkan which is key. Very completitive for a major 5. Recall the initial collapse where math and crowd behavior tell the story right to the +2/8 and collapsed back to the break up and now through the channel, accelerating when Tenkan and 50 dma crossed. Note 1.618 extension of previous emotive wave. This has fueled witht he reversal Above is a slew of resistance. We watch ABC corrections from here.

WTI D 5 29 2020

WTI has once exhibited extreme crowd behavior, a series of fractals. expected in algorithm dominated price action. We regained the pattern 261.8% from the extreme (-$40) move. The climax of the larger acceleration lower after broke the weekly uptrend, a fractal of the sharp and all the way to all time lows to negative pricing we have seen mirror replications. Support is previous channels, tenkan and Kijun. Above we have 50wma and Murrey Math time and price.

 WTI W 5 29 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




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 

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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.


RonH Data ‏@Ronh999


Cushing Oil Stocks


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

US Oil Import Export





US Gasoline Consumers

Input to Refineries


US consumers bought 317.10 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. That is -79.40 mil YoY


US consumers spent $625.90 million dollars per day for gasoline last week. That is -$487.1 mil YoY.


 US avg retail price for gasoline was $1.974 last week. That is -0833 cents YoY 


US Crude Oil Production

 US Oil Field Production 11.20 mpd 0ff ATH 13.10mpd


Forecast Oil Production Matrix - HFI Research

Implied US oil production from this EIA report is 11 mb/d and headed for 10 mb/d. via @HFI_Research


   ** 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: Another set of record-breaking stats. Crude build of +19.2MM as crude stocks hit above 500MM for the first time since June 2017. Cushing +5.7MM and +15.66 in the last 3 weeks. Refinery runs continue to crater, the lowest level since Sept 2008.


EIA Products:

EIA Products:Products build of +7.99MM as gasoline and disty build +4.9MM and +6.28MM. Demand in complete freefall as gasoline stocks hit record highs.


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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