Ok, well as detailed this morning, oil has had a pretty good run this week on the back of Saudi promises on export caps, jitters about Venezuela, and signs US producers are set to start cutting capex.
Tuesday evening's API data served to embolden bulls further and all that was missing was this morning's EIA print to confirm things. Well, here it is and it is indeed a big draw:
Crude -7,208k Bbl, Median Est. -3,000k Bbl
Cushing crude -1,699k
PADD 3 crude -4,469k
Gasoline -1,015k vs est. -1,800k
PADD 1B gasoline -63k
Distillates -1,852k vs est. -500k
PADD 1 Distillates -76k
Refinery utilization +0.3 ppt vs est. +0.0 ppt
Refinery crude inputs +166k b/d
Crude imports +48k b/d
Crude production -19k b/d
So while not as large what we got from API, it still exceeded estimates (although the Cushing draw is smaller) and the gasoline draw compares to a build reported by API.
The knee-jerk reaction is of course higher, but really we're still floating around in the same range we were in following the API print:
"For the bulls, the good news in today’s EIA report is that oil inventories decreased across the board; the bad news is that shipments from Saudi Arabia rebounded c
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