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This Week in Petroleum

U.S. crude oil exports to China, the third-largest export destination in 2018, fell by nearly 100,000 b/d to average 133,000 b/d in 2019. The eight destinations in Asia and Oceania represent 1.3 million b/d, or a 43% share of total U.S. crude oil exports in 2019, and the five destinations in Euro ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > ChinaCrude oilexports +2

EIA forecasts U.S. crude oil production growth to slow in 2021

EIA's U.S. crude oil production forecast is based on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price forecast in the January 2020 STEO, which rises from an average of $57 per barrel (b) in 2019 to an average of $59/b in 2020 and $62/b in 2021. Because EIA forecasts WTI prices will decline during the firs ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > Crude oilOilpetroleum +3

U.S. oil and natural gas proved reserves and production set new records in 2018

Just as quickly as they spiked, crude oil prices have now fallen back to their lowest levels in 6 weeks, trading at the subdued levels seen in late November before the OPEC+ club announced its renewed oil supply deal. Despite assassinations, embassy stormings and ballistic missile retaliations, t ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > ProductionsuppplyReserves +5

This Week in Petroleum: Crude oil prices in 2019 were generally lower than in 2018

These narrow trading ranges occurred as a result of offsetting upward and downward price pressures, despite the largest single-day price increase since 2008, which followed the September attacks on Saudi Arabia's crude oil production and processing infrastructure. In 2019, several factors, includ ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandCrude oil +6

This Week in Petroleum

September was the first month the United States recorded exporting more petroleum than it importedIn September 2019, the United States exported 89,000 barrels per day (b/d) more petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) than it imported, the first month this happened since monthly records began ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > CanadaCrude oilDiesel +11

This Week in Petroleum

Changing nature of non-OPEC supply types may be affecting the crude oil futures marketChanges in the oil investment and production cycle may be affecting trading dynamics for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude oil futures contracts. Similar research from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trad ...

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Posted 5 months agoLink > BrazilBrentCrude oil +11

The United States now exports crude oil to more destinations than it imports from

As U.S. crude oil export volumes have increased to an average of 2.8 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first seven months of 2019, the number of destinations (which includes countries, territories, autonomous regions, and other administrative regions) that receive U.S. exports has also increase ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > exportsImportsCrude oil +5

U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico crude oil production to continue to set records through 2020

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyCrude oil +5

Crude oil used by U.S. refineries continues to get lighter in most regions

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > Crude oilProductionsupply +2

EIA forecasts lower crude oil prices despite tighter global liquid fuels balances

Despite tighter forecast global petroleum markets in the second half of 2019, EIA expects that the Brent crude oil price will average $60.63/b in the second half of 2019, nearly unchanged from the $60.68/b forecast in the September STEO. EIA forecasts that global petroleum inventories will increa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > CanadaChinaCrude oil +4

Recent decrease in U.S. crude oil production was geographically isolated, likely temporary

Monthly U.S. crude oil production fell by 276,000 barrels per day (b/d) in July 2019, based on the latest data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Petroleum Supply Monthly. Crude oil production in the Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico fell by 332,000 b/d in July when some producti ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyLiquid Fuels +3

U.S. crude oil exports continued to grow in the first half of 2019

In the first half of 2019, U.S. exports of crude oil increased to average 2.9 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 966,000 b/d from the first half of 2018. U.S. crude oil exports to Asia grew significantly in the first half of 2019, up 472,000 b/d (58%) compared with the same period in 2 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > exoprtsImportsLiquid Fuels +3

This Week in Petroleum: U.S. crude oil exports continued to grow in the first half of 2019

In the first half of 2019, U.S. exports of crude oil increased to average 2.9 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 966,000 b/d from the first half of 2018. U.S. crude oil exports to Asia grew significantly in the first half of 2019, up 472,000 b/d (58%) compared with the same period in 2 ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > CanadaChinaCrude oil +4

Saudi Arabia crude oil production outage affects global crude oil and gasoline prices

Although U.S. imports of crude oil from Saudi Arabia have declined during the past three years—and recently hit a four-week average record low of 380,000 b/d in the week ending September 6—the United States still imports about 7 million b/d of crude oil. Saudi Arabia can use these inventories to ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > pricesInternationalGasoline +6

This Week in Petroleum: Saudi Arabia crude oil production outage will affect global oil markets and U.S. gasoline prices

Crude oil markets will certainly continue to react to new information as it becomes available in the days and weeks ahead, but this disruption and the resulting changes in global crude oil prices will influence U.S. retail gasoline prices. Saudi Arabia can use these inventories to maintain a simi ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > BrentCrude oilexports +7