Coquest Daily Energy Report
Crude Oil Futures for May 2023 settled down $0.10 @ $80.61/bbl. trading in a $1.52 range including the overnight-RBOB settled up 8.30/cpg and Heating Oil settled up 6.43/cpg. The American Petroleum Institute’s weekly Crude Oil storage report released late Tuesday afternoon showed that domestic crude supplies decreased by -4.3 million barrels for the week ended March 31st, 2023. The weekly API data also showed storage decreases of -4.9 mil/bbl. for Gasoline and -3.7 mil/bbl. for Distillates. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly petroleum storage report released early Wednesday morning showed that domestic crude supplies decreased by -3.7 million barrels for the week ended March 31st, 2023. The weekly EIA data also showed decreases of -4.1 mil/bbl. for Gasoline and of -3.6 mil/bbl. for Distillates. Total commercial petroleum inventories decreased last week by -11.0 million barrels.
Natural Gas Futures for May 2023 settled up $0.155 @ $2.155/mmbtu trading in a 0.132 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 -22 and -29 billion cubic feet for the week ended March 31st, 2023. That compares with a decrease of -47.0 bcf in the preceding week, a build of +20.0 bcf. a year earlier and a five-year average decrease of -7.6 bcf. Updated weather forecasts currently show a deep trough of above average temperatures enveloping the Great Plains and extending towards the Northeast region, while the Western region looks to experience mostly normal temps over the next six-to-ten day time frame.
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