- Crude Inventories 🔺1.117 M
- Gasoline 🔽 6.4 M
- Distillates 🔽3.3 M
- Ethanol 🔽 216 K
- SBR ⛔No Change
U.S. Energy Information Administration reported another weekly build in crude oil inventories of 1.1 million barrels. That compared with a build of 1.6 Million for the previous week. EIA also reported major draws in fuel inventories for the week to March 17, with both gasoline and distillate fuel stocks down.
U.S. crude oil stocks stood at 481.2 million barrels at the end of last week, which was about 8 percent above the five-year average for this time of the year.
A day earlier, the American Petroleum Institute had estimated crude oil inventories had added some 3.3 million barrels in the week to March 17, which added to the pressure on prices. We will be looking to the next OPEC meeting to see if they will make any changes to current output.
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