Coquest Daily Energy Report

Crude Oil Futures for April 2023 settled down $0.92 @ $7.66/bbl. trading in a $1.62 range including the overnight-RBOB settled down 1.18/cpg and Heating Oil settled up 5.56/cpg. The American Petroleum Institute’s weekly Crude Oil storage report released late Tuesday afternoon showed that domestic crude supplies decreased by -3.8 million barrels for the week ended March 23rd, 2023. The weekly API data also showed storage increases of +1.8 mil/bbl. for Gasoline and +1.9/bbl. for Distillates. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly petroleum storage report released early Wednesday morning showed that domestic crude supplies decreased by -1.7 million barrels for the week ended March 3rd, 2023. The weekly EIA data also showed a decrease of -1.1 mil/bbl. for Gasoline and a build of +100 k/bbl. for Distillates. Total commercial petroleum inventories increased last week by +1.9 million barrels.

Natural Gas Futures for April 2023 settled down $0.136 @ $2.551/mmbtu trading in a 0.175 cent range including the overnight session. Preliminary expectations for this Thursday’s mornings weekly Energy Information Administration Natural Gas storage report calls for a decrease of between -80 and -90 billion cubic feet for the week ended March 3rd, 2023. That compares with a decrease of -81.0 bcf in the preceding week, a draw of -124.0 bcf. a year earlier and a five-year average decrease of -98.2 bcf. Updated weather forecasts currently show a typical early Spring seasonal pattern with slightly below average temperatures for the majority of the lower forty-eight, with the exception of the Southwest region which looks to experience slightly above normal temps over the next six-to-ten day time frame.


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