Crude Extends Gains After Bigger Than Expected Inventory Draw (Despite Production Rise)

Following last night's surprisingly large API-reported crude draw, DOE confirmed the drop with a 6.2mm draw (less than API's 7.5mm though) with some wondering if the Colonial Pipeline closure affected inventories. Cushing saw a notable build and Distillates inventories rose for the 6th week in a row. While gasoline inventories fell (Pipeline?), production rose for the second week in a row.



  • Crude -7.497mm (+3.25mm exp)
  • Cushing +407k (+100k exp)
  • Gasoline -2.5mm (-1.4mm exp)
  • Distillates +1.4mm


  • Crude  -6.2mm (+3.25mm exp)
  • Cushing +536k (+100k exp)
  • Gasoline  (-1.4mm exp)
  • Distillates

Crude drewdown for the 3rd week in a row (and a large draw)...


Production rose for the second week - seemingly stabilizing at around 8.5mm bbl/day


And Crude is extending API gains...



Charts: Bloomberg