• 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
  • 2 days How Far Have We Really Gotten With Alternative Energy
  • 11 hours The United States produced more crude oil than any nation, at any time.
  • 4 days Bad news for e-cars keeps coming
  • 19 mins Oil Stocks, Market Direction, Bitcoin, Minerals, Gold, Silver - Technical Trading <--- Chris Vermeulen & Gareth Soloway weigh in
The New Trucking Trend Transforming Chinese Oil Demand

The New Trucking Trend Transforming Chinese Oil Demand

China's booming sales of LNG-fueled…

4 Questions About the Future of Electricity

4 Questions About the Future of Electricity

Despite skepticism about climate change,…

Strong Crude Draw, Falling Inventories At Cushing Support Oil Prices

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has reported a large 5.25-million-barrel draw in U.S. crude inventories, offsetting last week’s 1.174-million-barrel build.

Analysts were expecting an inventory draw of 2.667 million barrels for the week. The total number of barrels of crude oil moves so far this year is now squarely in the red, according to API data, and there is a net draw in crude inventories since April of more than 52 million barrels.

On Monday, the Department of Energy (DoE) reported that crude oil inventories in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) rose by 600,000 barrels last week, with the SPR inventory still sitting at a near 40-year low of 351.2 million barrels. The amount being purchased to put back into the SPR is a small portion of the hundreds of millions of barrels that were sold off out of the SPR over the last couple of years.

Oil prices were trading up on Tuesday ahead of API data release, with Brent trading up 0.23% at $94.65 at 4:11 p.m. ET—a $2.50 gain week over week, while WTI was trading up 0.15%, at $91.62 per barrel—a gain of more than $2.50 per barrel from this time last week. 

Gasoline inventories saw the only rise this week, by 732,000 barrels, on top of the 4.21 million barrel build in the week prior. Gasoline inventories are roughly 2% less than the five-year average for this time of year. Distillate inventories fell by 258,000 barrels, partially offsetting the 2.592-million barrel build in the week prior, and are 13% below the five-year average for this time of year.

Cushing inventories fell by another large 2.564 million barrels after falling 2.417 million barrels last week, leaving just over 22 million barrels in Cushing.

By Julianne Geiger for Oilprice.com


More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:

Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment
  • George Doolittle on September 19 2023 said:
    Current Western Canada Select trades at near $50.00 US Dollars less per barrel which equals a record wide differential so definitely think this massive speculation set for an even more massive correction possibly starting this week meaning Wednesday tomorrow US Federal Reserve interest rate policy decision Day.

    Long $slb Slumberger strong buy

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