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EIA Inventory report showed a surprise large build in crude after last week's huge draw and another draw expected. WTI futures have fallen to $67bbl from the high $74 high into the report on  with massive longs feeling the weight into options and futures expiration.

Cushing Storage Tanks

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

DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report: 7/11/18

  • via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Wednesday 18 July 2018 - 10:30 ET 
  Actual Expected Prior EIA API
Crude +5863k -3600k -12633k +629k
Cushing -860k   -1204k -2062k -1340k


-100k -694k +425k
Distillate -371k


+4125k +1952k

Note in bbls *exp = Reuters poll est except Cushing  

  • Refinery Utilization - 2.4% to 94.3% Exp +0.2% 
  • Production  +0.9% at 11.00k bd (ATH) +15.5% y/y

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

US Crude Oil Prices and Recessions


Via John Kemp @JKempEnergy 

Criterion U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast ‏@Criterionrsch


WTI Crude Oil Futures Committment of Traders


CL DCOT futures only managed money traders had the least amount of shorts in history. Only 14,132 (Despite The Price Drop)

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 

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 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 $1.1682 billion per day for gasoline last week. That is $250.50 million more dollars per day than same week last year. 

US gasoline avg retail price was $2.865 per gallon. That is 58.7 cents more per gallon YoY.  

US consumers bought 407.74 million gallons of gasoline per day last week.

US Oil Field Production, Unchanged at Record High After Flat For Four Weeks in a Row

 US Oil Refinery Utilization 

 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

From TradersCommunity Research

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