Weekly US oil inventories and production data

  • Prior was +3633K
  • Gasoline -1454K vs -500K expected
  • Distillaes -1517K vs -1500K expected
  • Refinery utilization flat vs -0.2% exp
  • Production 12.0 mbpd vs 11.9 mbpd prior

April oil inventories released late yesterday:

  • Crude +1260K
  • Gasoline -1550K
  • Distilaltes -758K

12 million barrels per day is a record for US oil production. The growth of US oil via shale has been remarkable.

US oil production

Imagine what the US trade deficit would be without this boost.