Coquest Daily Energy Report
Crude Oil Futures for March 2023 settled down $0.53 @ $75.88/bbl. trading in a $2.27 range including the overnight-RBOB settled down 0.15/cpg and Heating Oil settled down 5.44/cpg. The American Petroleum Institute’s weekly Crude Oil storage report released late Tuesday afternoon showed that domestic crude supplies increased by +6.3 million barrels for the week ended January 27th 2023. The weekly API data also showed a storage increase of +2.7 mil/bbl. for Gasoline and a build of +1.5 mil/bbl. for Distillates. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly petroleum storage report released early Wednesday morning showed that domestic crude supplies increased by +4.1 million barrels for the week ended January 27th, 2023. The weekly EIA data also showed an increase of +2.6 mil/bbl. for Gasoline and a build of +2.3 mil/bbl. for Distillates. Total commercial petroleum inventories increased last week by +1.6 million barrels.
Natural Gas Futures for March 2023 settled down $0.012 @ $2.456/mmbtu trading in a 0.166 cent range including the overnight session. Concern about future natural gas supplies, particularly in Europe, grew following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and contributed to the increase in contracting with new LNG projects in the United States. Europe increased its LNG imports by +66.0% or +5.9 bcf/d in 2022 compared with 2021, according to leading data, which was the result of reduced natural gas deliveries by pipeline from Russia and record-high natural gas prices at trading hubs in Europe. By expanding its LNG import capacity, Europe will be able to receive +34.0% more LNG in 2024 compared with 2021.
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