Coquest Daily Energy Report

Crude Oil Futures for October 2022 settled down $2.94 @ $93.06/bbl. trading in a $3.65 range including the overnight-RBOB settled down 4.55/cpg and Heating Oil settled down 10.62/cpg. Domestic crude oil imports averaged 6.0 million barrels per day last week, a decrease of -216,000barrels per day from the previous week. Over the past four weeks, crude oil imports averaged about 6.1 million barrels per day or -3.2% less than the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 584,000 barrels per day, and distillate fuel imports averaged 208,000 barrels per day. Domestic crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.2 million barrels per day during the week ending August 26, 2022 which was -17,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average.

Natural Gas Futures for October 2022 settled up $0.135 @ $9.262/mmbtu trading in a 0.384 cent range including the overnight session. A year and a half after a severe winter storm nearly collapsed the state’s power grid, Texas oil and gas regulators approved new rules Tuesday that would require natural gas companies to properly prepare their equipment for extreme weather. The rules will require oil and gas companies to be able to continue operating during a weather emergency, but they do not specify the standards the agency’s inspectors will use to measure readiness. They also require companies to submit annual reports to the Texas Railroad Commission outlining what they have done to ensure their facilities won’t fail during weather emergencies. If companies do not comply with the new rules, they would be subject to a minimum $5,000 fine and a maximum fine of $1 million.


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