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WTI Slides Back Below $78 As Gasoline Demand Plunges

Oil prices {prolonged} their recent gains overnight with WTI topping $78 after very mixed data from API. The recent rally {arrives} as OPEC+ {carry on|keep on} to drip-feed production output at 400,000 barrels {each day} , {because the} cartel estimates a crude surplus in {the initial} quarter.

Concerns {concerning the} Covid-19 omicron variant {influence on} demand {could be} somewhat overblown if it broadly {proceeds} to yield less-severe illness, which bodes well for crude-oil demand {in the long run}.{

Still Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Energy Analyst Vince Piazza might face near-term headwinds from U.}S. monetary policy.

API

  • Crude -6.432mm (-3.65mm exp) – biggest draw since Aug 2021

  • Cushing +2.268mm

  • Gasoline +7.061mm – biggest {develop|create|construct} since April 2020

  • Distillates +4.38mm – biggest build since June 2021

DOE

  • Crude -2.144mm (-3.65mm exp)

  • Cushing +2.577mm – biggest build since Feb 2021

  • Gasoline +10.128mm – biggest build since April 2020

  • Distillates +4.418mm – biggest build since June 2021

 Airline staffing shortages and weather disruptions forced thousands of flight cancellations over the past two weeks appear to {possess|have got} impacted product inventories dramatically, along with the plunge in gasoline demand…

Source: Bloomberg

US gasoline demand fell by the most since April 2020…

Source: Bloomberg

Cushing crude stocks grew another week, {{rendering it} now {8 weeks} of {developing|increasing|expanding} inventories at the commercial storage hub.|{rendering it} {8 weeks} of growing inventories {in|from|with|on} the commercial {storage space} hub now.} { The storage depot {is currently} sitting at {the biggest} volume since July,|since July The storage depot {is currently} sitting at {the biggest} volume,} {{following the} biggest increase since February.|since February {following the} biggest increase.} {

Crude production {has been|had been} flat week over week,|week over week

Crude production {has been|had been} flat,} at its highest since May 2020…

WTI slipped back below $78 after the big surprise product builds….

Will this Omicron anxiety {become|end up being} short-lived?

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