UPDATE: Crude Inventory -559K Barrels vs +2.8M Expected

September 14, 2016 10:30 AM EDT

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(Updated - September 14, 2016 10:32 AM EDT)

  • Crude Inventory -559K Barrels vs +2.8M Expected
  • Gasoline Inventory +567K vs -604K Expected

U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged over 16.7 million barrels per day during the week ending September 9, 2016, 200,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 92.9% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging 9.9 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging over 4.9 million barrels per day.

U.S. crude oil imports averaged about 8.1 million barrels per day last week, up by 993,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the last four weeks, crude oil imports averaged 8.2 million barrels per day, 10.1% above the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 650,000 barrels per day. Distillate fuel imports averaged 140,000 barrels per day last week.

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased by 0.6 million barrels from the previous week. At 510.8 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are at historically high levels for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories increased by 0.6 million barrels last week, and are well above the upper limit of the average range. Finished gasoline inventories decreased while blending components inventories increased last week. Distillate fuel inventories increased by 4.6 million barrels last week and are above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. Propane/propylene inventories rose 2.0 million barrels last week and are above the upper limit of the average range. Total commercial petroleum inventories increased by 6.0 million barrels last week.

Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 20.6 million barrels per day, up by 5.7% from the same period last year. Over the last four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged over 9.5 million barrels per day, up by 4.2% from the same period last year. Distillate fuel product supplied averaged over 3.6 million barrels per day over the last four weeks, up by 1.3% from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied is up 2.7% compared to the same four-week period last year.



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Bullish on Crude oil
M D on 2016-09-14 11:15:58
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I think one should be bullish on cruide oil prices with immediate target of $ 50 per barrel. The production is falling sharper than expected.


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