U.S. OIL INVENTORIES DOWN 9MB
EIA - Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the Week Ending August 11, 2017
U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged about 17.6 million barrels per day during the week ending August 11, 2017, 9,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average.Refineries operated at 96.1% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging over 10.0 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging 5.3 million barrels per day.
U.S. crude oil imports averaged over 8.1 million barrels per day last week, up by 364,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the last four weeks, crude oil imports averaged over 8.0 million barrels per day, 4.7% below the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 667,000 barrels per day. Distillate fuel imports averaged 167,000 barrels per day last week.
U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased by 8.9 million barrels from the previous week. At 466.5 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are in the upper half of the average range for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories remained unchanged last week, and are near the upper limit of the average range. Finished gasoline inventories decreased while blending components inventories increased last week. Distillate fuel inventories increased by 0.7 million barrels last week and are in the upper half of the average range for this time of year. Propane/propylene inventories increased by 1.6 million barrels last week but are in the lower half of the average range. Total commercial petroleum inventories decreased by 7.3 million barrels last week.
Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 21.2 million barrels per day, up by 2.0% from the same period last year. Over the last four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged over 9.7 million barrels per day, down by 0.3% from the same period last year. Distillate fuel product supplied averaged over 4.3 million barrels per day over the last four weeks, up by 15.9% from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied is up 0.8% compared to the same four-week period last year.
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U.S. EIA - Energy companies’ free cash flow—the difference between cash from operations and capital expenditure—was $119 billion for the four quarters ending June 30, 2018, the largest four-quarter sum during 2013–18 Companies reduced debt for seven consecutive quarters, contributing to the lowest long-term debt-to-equity ratio since third-quarter 2014
OPEC - Total oil demand for 2018 is now estimated at 98.82 mb/d. In 2019, world oil demand growth is forecast to rise by 1.41 mb/d. Total world oil demand in 2019 is now projected to surpass 100 mb/d for the first time and reach 100.23 mb/d.
ARAB NEWS - Oil exports from southern Iraq are heading for a record high this month, two industry sources said, adding to signs that OPEC’s second-largest producer is following through on a deal to raise supply and local unrest is not affecting shipments.
PLATTS - The International Energy Agency expects the US to account for 75% of the global growth in natural gas exports over the next five years, a bullish outlook for LNG developers facing challenges at home getting projects off the ground and abroad with tariffs affecting trade flows.