WTI Extends Losses After Huge Surprise Inventory Build

Having posted its biggest monthly loss since 2016, amid over-supply fears, all eyes are back on API tonight with bulls hoping that last week's across the board inventory draws continue... but it reported a shocking 5.59mm inventory build and WTI dropped.



  • Crude +5.59mm  (-3mm exp)

  • Cushing -930k (-500k exp)

  • Gasoline -791k

  • Distillates +2.89mm

Just like we saw two weeks ago, a shockingly large crude inventory build reported by API...

WTI was hovering around $68.75 into the API print and kneejerked lower...


“It’s some of these concerns about oversupply with OPEC. There are also starting to be concerns about the slowdown or the plateauing in demand," said Ashley Petersen, lead oil analyst at Stratas Advisors in New York.

Still, the low volume is indicative of “the summer doldrums. The prices are down, but the activity actually hasn’t been that high.”