'Take That OPEC' - WTI Slides As US Crude Production Jumps To Record High

WTI/RBOB extended losses post-API data overnight, but DOE data sparked some algo chaos as a surprise crude build (+2.24mm vs -2.45mm exp) was offset by a bigger than expected gasoline draw (exactly opposite what API reported). In addition, US crude production jumped to a new all-time high - take that OPEC!



  • Crude -1.562mm (-2.45mm exp)
  • Cushing +812k
  • Gasoline +520k (-1.85mm exp)
  • Distilates-3.133mm


  • Crude +2.24mm (-2.45mm exp)
  • Cushing +720k
  • Gasoline -3.31mm (-1.85mm exp)
  • Distilates -3.359mm

Last night's API data showed smaller crude draw and a surprise gasoline build, but DOE surprised with a big crude build and biugger gasoline draw (and a notable build in Cushing stocks)...


Production has normalized back at cycle highs as storm effects fade, surging to new cycle highs in the last week


And total US Crude output just hit a new record high...


The trend is not OPEC's friend...


WTI was back below $57 and RBOB below $1.80 ahead of the DOE data, sinking after last night's surprise gasoline build

“If the EIA data disappoints then it could take further steam off the market,” says Jan Edelmann, analyst at HSH Nordbank.


venturen Wed, 11/08/2017 - 13:21 Permalink

just read 2018 forecast demand up 400k barrels a day increase...production 700k barrel a day increase.In the last couple years...imports from  Saudi are down ONE MILLION BARRELS A DAY!

MuffDiver69 Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:27 Permalink

Just wait until Keystone XL is pumping..We will be energy independet before the 2020 prediction I believe, but that will take a war in Middle East..hint hint..