Posts Tagged ‘EIA’

EIA analysis: US refineries crank up their runs, crude oil stocks fall

The US refinery operating rate rose more than 2 percentage points last week, which for a one-week period is a significant jump. You can read about what that meant for inventories by reading our weekly analysis here.

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EIA analysis: US crude stocks fall on higher refinery run rates

US crude oil stocks fell 2.4 million barrels the week ended July 4 on an uptick in refinery run rates, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. Total US refinery throughput rose above the five-year average, which added to refinery utilization rates. Read the Platts analysis  from Alison Ciaccio here.

EIA analysis: US crude oil stocks decline 3.2 million barrels

US crude oil stocks fell a larger-than-expected 3.2 million barrels the week ended June 27, as refiners increased run rates and imports declined, US Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed Wednesday. Read the Platts analysis from Alison Ciaccio here.

EIA analysis: Crude stocks up despite uptick in refinery utilization rates

U.S. commercial crude oil stocks rose 1.7 million barrels the week ended June 20, boosted by a rise in imports, mainly to the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC), U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed Wednesday. Read the Platts analysis from Alison Ciaccio here.

EIA analysis: record US output of gasoline

The highlight of this week’s EIA statistical report is the record output of gasoline reported for last week. You can see our  analysis of the numbers here.

Are you reading weekly EIA stats correctly? Check this out to make sure

When it comes to weekly oil inventory statistics from the US Energy Information Administration, the market looks at it with intent, ready to react.

Quite often, market experts, analysts and reporters alike comb through the data and attempt to explain the moves in weekly stockpiles and its impact on the ever-changing futures market.

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Will US summer gasoline demand beat expectations?

US gasoline demand during the peak summer driving season this year is almost certain to rise for the second time in two years, buoyed by a recovering economy. But by just how much is open to question, with some market observers arguing that the US government estimates are failing to capture the likely size of the increase.

After several years of stagnating demand, gasoline demand in 2013 rose by 90,000 b/d, or 1.1%, above 2012 levels. And this year, the US Energy Information Administration is forecasting demand will rise again to 8.79 million b/d, 20,000 b/d above last year.

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Do clues, new data point to shift in US crude export policy?

No one seems to know if the White House will ease crude oil export restrictions for the first time in decades, but key Obama administration officials are dropping clues and the government’s energy statistics agency appears to be compiling a trove of data which may be used to justify a policy shift.

The administration appears to be paying particular attention to the dramatic growth of domestic light crude production and the potential mismatch with US refining capacity.

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EIA analysis: Gulf Coast crude oil stocks slide

The big news in this week’s Energy Information Administration statistical report was on the US Gulf Coast, where crude stocks plummeted. You can read our analysis here.

EIA oil monthly: subtle shifts

The monthly Energy Information Administration report for March, released Thursday, didn’t show any significant shifts in US supply patterns. But as always, there are a few things that catches one’s eye.

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