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EIA reports large draw in US oil inventories

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 07/01/2021 (10:29)
According to the Weekly Petroleum Status Report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on January 6, commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) plunged by 8 million barrels to 485.5 million barrels for the week ending January 1.

This pointed to the fourth consecutive week of decreases in oil stocks.

US Crude Oil Stocks

US crude oil inventories are about 9% above the five year average for this time of year. The figure was 2% lower from the week ending December 25.

Net US Crude Oil Stocks - Working Storage Capacity

The ratio of net stocks (held at refineries and tank farms) to working storage capacities was down by 1% from the previous week at 53% for the week ending January 1.

Net US Stocks Percent of Working Storage Capacity

Stock levels declined in Rocky Mountain, Gulf Coast and East Coast hubs when compared to the previous week. On the other hand, West Coast and Cushing, Oklahoma storages saw weekly increases of 4% and 1% in oil inventories, respectively. Midwest was the only storage with no change in stock levels, data further revealed.
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