Coquest Daily Energy Report

Crude Oil Futures for December 2022 settled down $1.37 @ $86.53/bbl. trading in a $3.35 range including the overnight-RBOB settled down 3.72/cpg and Heating Oil settled down 7.14/cpg. Wednesday morning’s weekly Energy Information Administration domestic Crude Oil storage data showed an increase of +2.6 million barrels for the week ending October 21st, 2022. Gasoline inventories decreased by -1.5 mil/bbl. and Distillates increased for the time frame by +200 k/bbl., domestic refiners ran at 88.9% versus 89.5% during the prior week. Total domestic crude oil storage now stands at 439.9 mil/bbls. (ex-SPR) an increase of approximately +9.2 million barrels over the past five weeks while Gasoline stocks have declined -6.8 mil/bbls. to 207.8 mil/bbl. over the same time frame. According to the weekly data, total commercial petroleum inventories decreased by -1.7 million barrels for the week. The Department of Energy’s released 3.4 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves in the week ending October 21, SPR stocks now standing at 401.7 million barrels.

Natural Gas Futures for December 2022 settled up $0.671 @ $6.355/mmbtu trading in a 0.577 cent range including the overnight session. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly domestic Natural Gas storage report released early Thursday morning showed that Natural Gas storage increased by +52.0 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 21st, 2022- on the lowest side of estimates, however within analysts’ forecasts. According to EIA statistics, the current domestic natural gas storage total stands at 3.394 trillion cubic feet. The 3.394 tcf. represents a deficit, now standing at -4.0% or -142 bcf. versus the year over year average, while the deficit versus the five year average also continues – now standing at -5.5% or -197 billion cubic feet.


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