• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 59 mins GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 8 days The United States produced more crude oil than any nation, at any time.
  • 12 hours Could Someone Give Me Insights on the Future of Renewable Energy?
  • 5 hours How Far Have We Really Gotten With Alternative Energy
Rising Middle East Risk Sparks Fear of $100 Oil

Rising Middle East Risk Sparks Fear of $100 Oil

In case of further escalation,…

U.S. Shale Oil Production Growth Is Slowing Down

U.S. Shale Oil Production Growth Is Slowing Down

When the illusion of unending…

Oil Rally Extends As API Reports Draws Across the Board

Crude oil inventories in the United States fell this week by 2.286 million barrels for the week ending March 29, according to The American Petroleum Institute (API). Analysts had expected an inventory draw of 2 million barrels.

This comes after the API reported a staggering 9.337-million-barrel jump in crude inventories in the week prior.

On Tuesday, the Department of Energy (DoE) reported that crude oil inventories in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) rose by another 0.6 million barrels as of March 29. Inventories are now at 363.6 million barrels—the highest point since last April.

Oil prices were trading up ahead of the API data release on Tuesday as the market tries to anticipate this week’s OPEC+ decision on output cuts as well as geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukrainian refinery strikes in Russia.

At 2:21 pm ET, Brent crude was trading up 1.64% on the day at $88.85, up roughly $2.80 per barrel compared to this time last week. The U.S. benchmark WTI was also trading up on the day by 1.62% at $85.07, up roughly $3.50 per barrel compared to last Tuesday.

Meanwhile, gasoline inventories also fell this week, by 1.416 million barrels, on top of the 4.437 million barrel draw in the week prior. As of last week, gasoline inventories were about 1% below the five-year average for this time of year, according to the latest EIA data.

Distillate inventories also fell this week, by 2.548 million barrels, compared to last week’s 531,000 barrel gain. Distillates were 6% below the five-year average for the week ending March 22, the latest EIA data shows.

ADVERTISEMENT

Cushing inventories rounded out the losses this week, falling 781,000 barrels after climbing by 2.392 million barrels in the previous week.

By Julianne Geiger for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | 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