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EIA Inventory report showed a huge draw in crude oil with gasoline and distillates builds this week. We saw oil prices jump on OPEC, Syncrude, Midland and then Tuesday Iran importers told to stop by the U.S. Saudi Arabia says to produce at record highs. Volatility 101.

Cushing Storage Tanks

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 6/20/18

  • via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Wednesday 27 june 2018 - 10:30 ET 
  Actual Expected Prior EIA API
Crude -9891k -2500k -5914k -9228k
Cushing -2713  -2364k -1296k -1741k


+1200k +3277k +1152k
Distillate +15k


+2715k +1785k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing  

  • Refinery Utilization+ .8% to 97.5% Exp +0.8% 
  • Production  Unch at 10.90k bd( ATH) +15.5% y/y

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

US Petroleum Inventories Getting Tight?


SELECTED INDICATORS from the EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report for the week ending 22 Jun 2018

  • via John Kemp @JKempEnergy RonH @Ronh999

Criterion U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast ‏@Criterionrsch


WTI and Brent Crude Oil Futures Committment of Traders


CL DCOT futures only managed money traders have the least amount of shorts in history. Only 19,159. 

EIA Inventory Forecast via @tankertrackers.com

Here is a great shot of Cushing crude oil storage when it was down 45% year-on-year with the red tanks highlighting the empties


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DigStic Data @DigStic



RonH Data ‏@Ronh999


US Oil Exports 

US oil exports at 3 mil bpd. +0.626 mil bpd WoW. A New 2018 (ATH) High.

US Oil Imports Week Over Week 


US Oil Input Into Refineries Per Day


US consumers spent $1.1158 billion per day for gasoline last week. That is $241.3 million more dollars per day than same week last year. 


US gasoline avg retail price was $2.833 per gallon. That is 54.5 cents more per gallon YoY.


US consumers bought 408.7 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. 


US Oil Field Production, Unchanged at Record High


 US Oil Refinery Utilization, New 2018 High


 Cushing Oil Stocks


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

Ahead of API July WTI crude oil futures settled at $66.36/bbl. $0.26. +0.39% via‏ @Lee_Saks

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


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