After four weeks of draws, expectations were for a 1.5mm inventory build this week but API reported yet another shockingly large draw of 7.6mm barrels. A susprisingly large build in Gasoline last week briefly confused traders but was confirmed by API with a 2mm barrel build (against exp of +500k). WTI crude spike back above $49 on the news...
- Crude -7.6mm (+1.5mm exp)
- Cushing +400k (+100k exp)
- Gasoline +2mm (+500k exp)
- Distillates -1.3mm
5 Weeks of Crude draws at a seasonally 'building' time of year...
Since last week's API data Crude has ripped higher on an aparent OPEC deal... and knee-jerked above $49 after API data dropped