WTI Rebounds, Shrugging Off Another Big Gasoline Stock Build

WTI Rebounds, Shrugging Off Another Big Gasoline Stock Build

Oil prices have pumped and dumped overnight, back to unchanged, after API reported a bigger than expected crude draw and much bigger than expected gasoline build that confused the algos.


  • Crude -3.5mm (-994k exp)

  • Cushing -378k

  • Gasoline +4.81mm- biggest build since April 2020

  • Distillates -487k


  • Crude -6.645mm (-994k exp, -2.5mm whisper)

  • Cushing -658k

  • Gasoline +4.259mm

  • Distillates -1.732mm

Crude stocks fell more than expected (for the 3rd week in a row) but gasoline inventories continued their almost 6-week streak of builds..

Source: Bloomberg

Gasoline Demand weakness lingers…

Source: Bloomberg

Crude production has been flat to slightly lower as prices and rig counts have risen recently suggesting some capital discipline among drillers.

Source: Bloomberg

WTI was hovering near the lows of the day around $58.20 ahead of the data drop and spiked on the bigger than expected crude draw…

“Oil prices continue to grind higher on the combination of tight supply, a weak dollar and overall positive risk sentiment,” said Jens Pedersen, a senior analyst at Danske Bank.

Tyler Durden
Wed, 02/10/2021 – 10:35

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