WTI Crude Rises After Big Drawdown In Gasoline, Distillate Inventories

Following last week's record build in crude inventories, API reported a bigger than expected crude build this week (+4.40mm vs +2mm exp), but the huge draw in gasoline was the most notable (-3.6mm vs -1.5mm exp) as we suspect Colonial pipeline fallout affected levels. Distillates also saw the 7th consecutive draw (-4.3mm). WTI's initial reaction to the crude build was lower but the product draw sent priecs higher.

API

  • Crude +4.40mm (+2mm exp)
  • Cushing +156k (+300k exp)
  • Gasoline -3.6mm (-1.5mm)
  • Distillates -4.3mm

Following last week's biggest crude inventory build ever, crude built again but products saw a major drawdown...

 

WTI Crude futures prices are down from around $50 to $44 in the last two weeks (and down from last week's big build)... WTI was around $47 before last week's API print... Prices dipped on the crude build butthe product drawdowns sparked buying..

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