Coquest Daily Energy Report

Crude Oil Futures for May 2022 settled up $0.19 @ $102.75/bbl. trading in a $3.46 range including the overnight-RBOB settled up 3.74/cpg and Heating Oil settled up 11.12/cpg. The American Petroleum Institute’s weekly Crude Oil storage report released late Tuesday afternoon showed that domestic crude supplies decreased by -4.5 million barrels for the week ended April 15th, 2022. The weekly API data also showed a storage increase of +2.9 mil/bbl for Gasoline and a draw of -1.6 mil/bbl. for Distillates. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly petroleum storage report released early Wednesday morning showed that domestic crude supplies decreased by -8.0 million barrels for the week ended April 15th. The weekly EIA data also showed storage decreases of -800 k/bbl for Gasoline and -2.7 mil/bbl. for Distillates. Total commercial petroleum inventories decreased last week by -8.1 million barrels last week.

Natural Gas Futures for May 2022 settled down $.239 @ $6.937/mmbtu trading in a 0.619 cent range including the overnight session. Preliminary expectations for this Thursday’s mornings weekly Energy Information Administration Natural Gas storage report calls for an addition of between +44 and +53 billion cubic feet for the week ended April 15th, 2022. That compares with an increase of +15 bcf in the preceding week, a build of +38.0 bcf a year earlier and a five-year average build of +38.2 bcf. Updated weather forecasts show a typical Spring time forecast, with warming coming to the Southwest region and cooler than normal temperatures from the Great Lakes region to the southern plain states over the next six-to-ten day time frame.


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