• 3 minutes Will Iron-Air batteries REALLY change things?
  • 7 minutes Natural gas mobility for heavy duty trucks
  • 11 minutes NordStream2
  • 3 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 10 hours U.S. Presidential Elections Status - Electoral Votes
  • 1 day Evergrande is going Belly Up.
  • 2 days Is China Rising or Falling? Has it Enraged the World and Lost its Way? How is their Economy Doing?
  • 1 day Monday 9/13 - "High Natural Gas Prices Today Will Send U.S. Production Soaring Next Year" by Irina Slav
  • 5 days Poland Expands LNG Powered Trucking and Fueling Stations
  • 10 hours Europeans and Americans are beginning to see the results of depending on renewables.
  • 5 days World’s Biggest Battery In California Overheats, Shuts Down
  • 4 days The unexpected loss of output from wind turbines compels UK to turn to an alternative; It's not what you think!
  • 1 day Forecasts for Natural Gas
  • 3 days Ten Years of Plunging Solar Prices
  • 3 days Extraction of gasoline from crude oil.
Argentina Attempts To Revive Its Oil Boom

Argentina Attempts To Revive Its Oil Boom

Argentina’s government has unveiled a…

Irina Slav

Irina Slav

Irina is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing on the oil and gas industry.

More Info

Premium Content

Oil Jumps As Crude Inventories Fall

Crude oil prices climbed higher today after the Energy Information Administration reported an inventory draw of 3.2 million barrels for the week to August 13.

This compared with a small draw of 400,000 barrels for the previous week and a slightly bigger draw of 1.1 million barrels reported for the week to August 13 by the American Petroleum Institute.

Analysts had expected an inventory draw of 1.26 million barrels for the period.

In fuels, inventory movements were mixed.

The authority estimated a gasoline inventory build of 700,000 barrels for the week to August 13, with production averaging 10 million bpd.

This compared with a decline of 1.4 million in gasoline inventories reported for the previous week and production averaging 10 million bpd.

In middle distillates, the EIA estimated an inventory decline of 2.7 million barrels, with average production at 4.8 million bpd.

This compared with an inventory build of 1.8 million barrels for the previous week and production averaging 4.9 million bpd.

Oil has been under pressure recently after China released weaker than hoped for economic data in factory output and retail sales. The U.S. also posted weaker retail sales growth for July, but factory output grew, which contributed to a stronger dollar, which normally has a negative impact on crude.

However, the effect of the weak figures was mitigated by OPEC+ that indicated it did not feel any further additions to supply outside what was already agreed were necessary. This comes despite calls from the White House to add more barrels to output as prices at the pump at U.S. fuel stations rally.

Worry about the latest wave of Covid-19 and its future impact on world economies and oil demand remains strong, too, pressuring oil.

At the time of writing, Brent crude was trading at $69.44 a barrel, with West Texas Intermediate at $66.87 a barrel, both up slightly from the opening of trade.

By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment

Leave a comment




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News