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EIA Inventory report showed a huge draw in crude, after whispers of a another huge draw in crude priced in. With trade wars stepping up, Syncrude shortfall covered, Iran importers with a reprieve and massive longs oil prices were heavy going in.

Cushing Storage Tanks

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 7/4/18

  • via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 10:30 ET 
  Actual Expected Prior EIA API
Crude -12633k -4200k +1245k -6796k
Cushing -2062k   -1804k -2113k -1925k


-900k +1505k -1590k
Distillate +4125k


+134k +1952k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing  

  • Refinery Utilization -.04% to 96.7% 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 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

The Fundamental Angle with Brynne Kelly ‏@BrynneKKelly



DigStic Data @DigStic



RonH Data ‏@Ronh999


US Oil Exports 

  • US oil exports off their 2018 (ATH) high.

US Oil Imports Week Over Week - New High for 2018


US Oil Input Into Refineries Per Day


US consumers spent $1.1129 billion per day for gasoline last week. That is $168.80 million more dollars per day than same week last year. 


US gasoline avg retail price was $2.857 per gallon. That is 56 cents more per gallon YoY.


US consumers bought 389.55 million gallons of gasoline per day last week. 


US Oil Field Production, Unchanged at Record High For Fourth Week in a Row

 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


Further Crude Oil Analysis Criterion Research

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