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WTI Oil futures had a violent trading week ahead of EIA reporting a build in crude of 2107kbbl (including a -1347kbbl draw at Cushing to lowest since Jan 2020) Gasoline stocks fell 121kbbl and Utilization fell 0.4% to 91.4%. Production unchanged at 11,400 kbpd.

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 7/14/21

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  • Release Time: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. (ET)
EIA Expected Prior EIA API
Crude +2107k -4500k -7896k +806k
Cushing -1347k -1552k -1589k -3567k


-1050k +1038k +3307k
Distillate -1349k


+3657k -1225k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est  adjusted for API shift, except Cushing

  • Refinery Utilization -0.4% to 91.4% Exp -0.5%
  • Production UNCH 11,400 kbpd (13.10 ATH)

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

Rig Watch:

Baker Hughes reported Friday that the number of active U.S. oil drilling rigs in the week ended July 2 was 372 (est 377; prev 372), well above the record low posted in July 2020 (data since 1987).


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4 Hour:: Since bottoming at -1/8 240 and breaking the tenkan and then confirming the next wave up over the Kijun and 50ma WTI has extended off each tenkan spit as marked. Targets remain +2/8 and above MM. Support is the kijun and 50ma

WTI 240 7 16 2021

Daily: WTI  retested and broke the double top successfully to close above +2/8 multiple resistance. We have rallied since we tested and spat the daily kijun,  50 dma and tenkan as the market rebalanced at the mid point of the month's range.  We had been effectively consolidating since we broke the topside of the channel it had been in since September. In any break, the key is crowd behavior to help tell the story which in energy is often around geopolitics. We watch ABC corrections and from here we get the energy from the break being balanced. This move that was powered by 50 dma Tenkan spit of a spit. Support  is the 50dma, kijun, tenkan & prev high confluence. Resistance is Murrey Math levels and Fib clusters.  

 WTI D 7 16 2021

Weekly: WTI rebounded after corrected off previous highs in clinical ABC and rebalanced chikou indicative of  crowd behavior ahead of $70 strike and 50% fib at 70.29 over 7/8. Reflect on series of fractals at last Dec wave 1 turn after we had completed 5 waves as marked, from here we watched 3 & 5 waves develop. Oil tested and held support at Tenkan. Support below at Kijun and 50 wma It must retain this energy to take out new highs last seen 2019.

These are special times, recall "After 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 Murrey Math time and price 

 WTI W 7 16 2021


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Crude Oil Futures Committment of Traders

Latest ICE and CFTC Open Interest Data:

CTFC and ICE open interest:

Money managers reduced their net-length in WTI crude oil futures and options by 64,702 contracts to 316,789 in the week ending July 20 Long-only positions fell by 56,793 Short-only positions rose by 7,909

Chart: Crude net-positioning of non-commercial accounts (=managed money and other reportables) in barrels and in US dollars (Brent and WTI futures and options combined) #OOTT latest value is July 20 other reportables net-length rose by 8,782


Money managers reduced their net-length in Brent crude oil futures and options by 50,786 contracts to 261,841 in the week ending July 20 Long-only positions fell by 58,374 Short-only positions fell by 7,588 other reportables net-length rose by 29,848 ICE

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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 

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



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US Gasoline Consumers

Input to Refineries


US consumers bought 390.40 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. That is +27.2 mil YoY


US consumers spent $1,230.9 million dollars per day for gasoline last week. That is +433.6 mil YoY.


US avg retail price for gasoline was $3.153 last week. That is +0.967 cents YoY



US Crude Oil Production

 US Oil Field Production UNCH kbpd at 11.40 mbpd Off ATH 13.10mpd 




Forecast Oil Production Matrix


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

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