Joseph Schachter - Insights Into The Energy Market – Thu 7 Mar, 2019

Summary Of The EIA Report For Crude Oil

Joseph Schachter, Founder of The Schachter Energy Report share his summary of the recent EIA reports for crude oil. He sends these summaries to his subscribers and shares them on Twitter. I reached out and he agreed to let me share these wit all of you.

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Here’s his summary this week…

The EIA reports for crude oil for both this and last week (I was travelling so no coverage last week) were impacted by large moves in net imports. Overall the reports were neutral.  Specifically for the two weeks:

  • This week commercial stocks rose by 7.1Mb versus the expectation of 1.6Mb; so initially this seemed bearish.
  • However, in the detail the growth was due to net imports rising by 1.64Mb/d or 11.5Mb on the week surpassing the 7.1Mb rise by 4.4Mb.
  • Last week saw a decline of 8.6Mb and this was due to a decline in net imports by 1.36Mb/d or by 9.5Mb almost reaching the level of the decline.
  • Therefor these big weekly moves offset each other and are neutral.
  • Year to date US consumption has grown by 1.2% to 20.79Mb/d.
  • Today WTI is trading down 46 cents to US$56.10/b.
  • After trading at a rally high of US$57.88/b last week we now expect the price of crude to start declining once we get into the shoulder season.
  • A breach of US$54/b will start this erosion and could take oil below USW$50/b this month.
  • In April we should start to see the seasonal shoulder season slower demand and inventories build up. If so, we could see prices decline to below US$45/b.
  • A decline in oil related stocks should ensue and another great buying opportunity seen. It will be an attractive buy window but not as good as that seen during the tax loss selling season of 2018.


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