Monthly Archives: February 2017

the coming LNG export wave; oil refining at a two year low, refinery utilization at a 4 year low, oil exports at all time high

oil again traded in a narrow price range this week, ending about 1.0% higher at $53.99, although such a week over week comparison really shouldn’t be made, because this week’s prices were for April delivery, while last week’s price quotes … Continue reading

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new home sales and existing home sales for January

the only two widely watched reports that were released this past week were the January report on new home sales from the Census bureau and the Existing Home Sales Report for January from the National Association of Realtors (NAR)…we also … Continue reading

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February 25th graphics

refinery throughput: rig count summary: 2016 natural gas import increases: natural gas imports and exports:

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record highs for US oil exports, gasoline and crude supplies; monthly OPEC and DUC reports, et al

oil contracts once again traded in a narrow price range this week, sliding by 90 cents a barrel to $52.93 a barrel on Monday, and then gradually clawing more than half of that drop back to end the week at … Continue reading

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January retail sales, consumer and producer prices, industrial production, business inventories, housing starts

this week brought us a half dozen of the regular monthly agency reports, including the Retail Sales report for January and Business Sales and Inventories for December from the Census Bureau, the January Producer Price Index and the January Consumer … Continue reading

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February 18 tables & graphs

oil prices: natural gas prices: rig count summary: US crude exports:   US gasoline supplies: US oil supplies: official OPEC output: reported OPEC output: graphed OPEC output world oil supply: forecast global demand: retail sales:

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US oil imports hit a 52 month high, a near record jump in oil supplies; OPEC cuts oil output but keeps on drilling..

in case you haven’t heard, the Army Corps of Engineers reneged on its commitment to conduct a thorough environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, approved the final easement needed to complete the pipeline, and granted the permit that will … Continue reading

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