Distillates

WTI/RBOB Tumble After Unexpected Inventory Builds

"There is still hope that inventories will draw and crude runs will remain high," noted one research director ahead of the API data as WTI rose for a 4th day (back above $44), the longest rally in over a month. With tropical storm Cindy likely impacting the data, API showed a surprise crude build (exp -2.25mm) and notable gasoline build which sent WTI/RBOB prices reeling.

WTI/RBOB Unch After API Signals Another Week Of Product Builds

With WTI/RBOB prices tumbling to 7-month lows intraday (not helped by Libya production), oil bulls hope for a bounce after API is not coming true despite a bigger than expected crude draw, both gasoline and distillates saw notable builds and oil prices could not make their mind up.

WTI Plunges To $44 Handle After Inventory & Demand Disappointment

After tumbling last night following API's surprise builds, WTI/RBOB levitated on a weak dollar into the DOE print but initialy kneejerked lower on the data which showed a smaller than expected crude draw and confirmed another significant gasoline build. After a small drop last week, crude production rose once again to cycle highs.

WTI/RBOB Tumble After Biggest Increase In Total Inventories Since April 2015

WTI/RBOB extended their losses after API's surprise gasoline build headlines overnight, and DOE data was even worse with surprise builds in crude, gasoline, and the biggest distillates build in 5 months. This is the biggest rise ion total inventories since April 2015. Production in the Lower 48 fell for the first time in 17 weeks (but very marginally). The reaction in oil and gasoline prices was abrupt...

WTI/RBOB Drop After Biggest Gasoline Build In 5 Months

Following last week's biggest crude build since 2016, API reports another large crude draw (seemingly confirming refinery run rates remain high), but WTI/RBOB prices slipped lower on an unexpectedly large build in Gasoline (and Distillates).

WTI/RBOB Mixed After Biggest Crude Draw Since 2016, Production Hits 21-Month Highs

Oil prices have roller-coastered since last night's API report of the biggest crude draw since September (hurricane-impacted), but kneejerked higher after DOE confirmed a big crude draw (though less than API), the largest since Dec 2016 and 8th weekly draw in a row. Distillates saw a surprise build, crude exports hit a record high, and production rose again to its highest since Aug 2015.

WTI/RBOB Jump After Biggest Crude Draw Since September

Libya production updates and weak economic data weighed on crude ahead of the API print tonight but as the data hit showing a bigger than expected crude draw (8th week in a row), both WTI and RBOB jumped higher. This was the biggest crude draw since Sept 2016.

WTI/RBOB Pop-n-Drop After Mixed Inventory Data

More OPEC jawboning and continued (modest) draws in crude inventories beat production increases and SPR sales headlines heading into tonight's API data and with inventory drawdowns across the entire crude complex sending both WTI & RBOB prices jumped higher. However, prices quickly reversed lower as traders realized the Crude draw was smaller than expected...

WTI/RBOB Pop After 6th Weekly Crude Inventory Draw In A Row, Production Slows

After last night's surprise API-reported crude build, oil prices dipped and ripped on a tumbling dollar heading into this morning's DOE data and then jumped higher as DOE negated API's build by reporting a 1.75mm draw (less than the expected 2.67mm though). This is the 6th weekly crude draw in a row. Gasoline and Distillates also saw draws. After 14 weeks of production rises, US crude output dropped last week.

Trumpquake: Futures Wipe Out Month's Gains In One Session, VIX Spikes

Growing concerns over the turmoil engulfing President Donald Trump’s administration weighed on risk appetite, sending global stocks and US futures lower, pressuring the dollar while boosting yen, gold and VIX. The sharp drop has seen the gains over the past month wiped out in one session.

WTI/RBOB Extened Losses After Unexpected Crude Build

After last week's API (and subsequent DOE) inventory data sparked the latest hopeful pump higher in the energy complex, this week's API data disappointed. WTI and RBOB porices slipped lower after an unexpected crude build (+882k vs -2.67mm exp).