Coquest Daily Energy Report
Crude Oil Futures for April 2022 settled down $1.22 @ $91.59/bbl trading in a $5.58 range including the overnight-RBOB settled down 4.37/cpg and Heating Oil settled up 4.74/cpg. Thursday morning’s (to accommodate for holiday) weekly Energy Information Administration domestic Crude Oil storage data showed an increase of +4.5 million barrels for the week ending February 18th. Gasoline inventories were down by -600 k/bbl and Distillates were also down for the time frame by -600 k/bbl., domestic refiners ran at 87.4% versus 85.3% during the prior week. Total domestic crude storage now stands at 416.0 mil/bbls (ex-SPR) an increase of approximately +2.2 mil/bbl over the past five weeks while Gasoline stocks are down -150 k/bbls. over the same time frame. According to the weekly data, total commercial petroleum inventories decreased by -1.8 mil/bbl. last week.
Natural Gas Futures for April 2022 settled down $0.171 @ $4.470/mmbtu trading in a .299 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 decreased by -122 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 18th, 2022 on the higher side of estimates-but certainly within most analysts’ forecasts. According to EIA statistics, the current domestic natural gas storage total stands at 1.782 trillion cubic feet. The 1.782 tcf represents a deficit, now standing at -10.5% or -209 bcf versus the year over year average, while the deficit versus the five year average also continues- now standing at -10.7% or 214 bcf.
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