U.S. Petroleum Weekly – August 4, 2010

Crude oil stocks fell 2.8 million barrels for week ending July 30; Gasoline stocks rose 0.7 million barrels; Distillate stocks increased  2.2 million barrels; Propane/propylene stocks rose 2.1 million barrels; Other oils stocks rose 3.8 million barrels;  Total crude oil and petroleum stocks were 61 million barrels higher than the week before.

Refinery utilization rose from 90.6% to 91.2%.

Implied crude oil demand fell 0.1 million barrels.

Crude oil and petroleum product net imports  fell to for 1.1 million barrels. All categories of petroleum stocks are still at extremely elevated levels.

Chart 1. Crude Oil Futures

Source: StockCharts.com

Chart 2. Crude Oil Futures Curve

Source: Bloomberg

Chart 3. Weekly Change in U.S. Crude Oil and Distillates Stocks

Source: EIA

Chart 4. Crude Oil, Gasoline and Distillate Fuel Implied Demand

Source: DOE

Chart 5. U.S. Total Crude Oil, Gasoline and Distillate Ending Stocks

Source: EIA

Chart 6. U.S. Refinery Capacity, Inputs, and Production

Source: EIA

Chart 7. Weekly U.S. Total Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Imports and Exports

Source: EIA

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