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distillates (heat oil) use at a record high, US & global crude supplies continue to drop..

oil prices fell for the first time in the past five weeks this week, and also fell by the most in any week since early October, but not before hitting another three year high, beating the three year high set … Continue reading

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December industrial production and new home construction

the only major reports released this week were the December report on Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization from the Fed, and the November report on New Residential Construction, from the Census Bureau… the week also saw the release of the … Continue reading

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graphs and tables for January 20th

rig count summary: daily heating degree days: cumulative heating degree days: OPEC output, secondary sources: OPEC quotas via Platts: historical OPEC production graph: OPEC + global oil supply: global oil demand:

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one cold snap burns 11.5% of US natural gas supplies; 8 more weeks like that and our gas storage will be totally empty

the cold week that we saw at the beginning of this month set quite an amazing record for US natural gas supplies, and put an exclamation point on our concerns about the natural gas that we’re exporting…in the first week … Continue reading

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December’s consumer & producer prices and retail sales; November’s business inventories and job openings survey

reports released this past week included the the December Consumer Price Index,  the December Producer Price Index and the December Import-Export Price Index from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and reports on Retail Sales for December,  Wholesale Trade, Sales and … Continue reading

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tables and graphs for January 13th

rig count summary: nat gas storage report: natural gas stores via EIA weekly: natural gas stores via Million Dollar Way: record natural gas demand: natural gas prices: consumer credit: retail sales:

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oil prices hit 3 year high, natgas prices fall despite the cold, US refining and distillates production tops last week’s records

oil prices pushed to a 3 year high over the first three days of trading this week, but then fell back almost 1% on profit taking on Friday….after closing out 2017 at a two and a half year high of … Continue reading

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