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tables and graphics for September 23rd

rig count summary: distillates supplies: Advertisements

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US oil prices still 13% lower than overseas; OPEC report shows glut vanishing; US gasoline supplies see a record drop..

the $50 a barrel level, as Texas Gulf Coast refineries returned to operation and began to soak up some of the oil glut that had built up during their shutdown…however, front month Brent oil prices, the international benchmark, did rise … Continue reading

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August’s consumer and producer prices, retail sales, and industrial production; July’s business inventories and JOLTS

reports released this past week included Retail Sales for August and Business Sales and Inventories for July from the Census Bureau, August Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization from the Fed, and the August Consumer Price Index, the August Producer Price … Continue reading

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graphics and tables for September 16th

retail sales: rig count summary: Brent vs WTI: official OPEC output: OPEC targets: global production: global oil demand: OPEC output chart:

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slow recovery of Texas ports, refineries; US oil & gasoline prices remain distorted

most of news out of the oil and gas patch this week related to the gradual recovery of Texas and Louisiana oil port operations, Gulf of Mexico and Eagle Ford oil and gas production, Gulf refinery operations and the related … Continue reading

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July’s trade deficit and factory inventories

this week’s regular monthly economic releases included the July report on our International Trade, the Full Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders for July, and the July report on Wholesale Trade, Sales and Inventories, all from the Census Bureau, … Continue reading

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graphics for September 9th

refinery throughput: ‘ rig count summary:

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