U.S. Crude Inventories Continue To Climb

According to the Energy Information Administration, U.S. crude inventories (excluding SPR) built by 14.9 million barrels last week to 1.415 billion, whereas SPR stock built by 2.1 million. They stand 129 mmb above the rising, rolling 5-year average and about 129 mmb higher than a year ago. Comparing total inventories to the pre-glut average (end-2014), stocks are 356 mmb above that average.

Oil Stocks

Crude Production

Production averaged 11.400 mmbd last week, down 100,000 b/d from the prior week, and 11.600 mmbd over the past 4 weeks, off 4.9 % v. a year ago. In the year-to-date, crude production averaged 12.580 mmbd, up 4.2 % v. last year, about 500,000 barrels per day higher than a year ago. Continue reading "U.S. Crude Inventories Continue To Climb"

U.S. Crude Oil Production Peaked In February

The Energy Information Administration reported that February crude oil production averaged 12.833 million barrels per day (mmbd), up,000 b/d from November. Reductions occurred in the Gulf of Mexico (87,000 b/d). Because of the oil price war and demand destruction, the collapse in oil prices likely undercut output in March, making February the peak in U.S. production.

Output rise in the Gulf of Mexico (41,000 b/d), New Mexico (37,000 b/d), North Dakota (27,000 b/d), and Oklahoma (27,000 b/d). Texas production fell by 5,000 b/d from its January all-time high.

Crude Oil

The gains from last March have amounted 1.164 mmb/d. And this number only includes crude oil. Other supplies (liquids) that are part of the petroleum supply fell 390,000 b/d from a year ago. Continue reading "U.S. Crude Oil Production Peaked In February"

U.S. Crude Up 1.5 Million Per Day In 2019

The Energy Information Administration reported that December crude oil production averaged 12.779 million barrels per day (mmbd), down 84,000 b/d from November. Reductions occurred in the Gulf of Mexico (47,000 b/d), North Dakota (40,000 b/d), Colorado (26,000 b/d) and Oklahoma (16,000 b/d) and were likely weather-related. Texas production rose by 32,000 b/d and reached a new high of 5.350 mmbd.

Phillips 66 Partner’s Gray Oak pipeline is expected to ship an additional 900,000 b/d in the Permian. It began shipments and is expected to be in full service by the end of the second quarter of 2020.

Crude

The gains from last December have amounted 816,000 b/d. And this number only includes crude oil. Other supplies (liquids) that are part of the petroleum supply add to that. For December, that additional gain is about 700,000 b/d. Continue reading "U.S. Crude Up 1.5 Million Per Day In 2019"

Strong US Crude Production Growth In November

The Energy Information Administration reported that November crude oil production averaged 12.879 million barrels per day (mmbd), up 203,000 b/d from October. In addition, the October estimate was revised 21,000 b/d higher, and so the total gain was 224,000 b/d from the prior estimate.

The Gulf of Mexico rose by 91,000 b/d to 1.995 million barrels per day. Texas production reached a new high of 5.329 mmbd, up 65,000 b/d from October. And New Mexico’s production gained 59,000 b/d to 1.063 million barrels per day.

Plains All American Pipeline LP’s (PAA) Cactus ll pipeline was expected to ship at full capacity, 670,000 b/d, beginning in September. EPIC Midstream’s crude oil pipeline began shipping 400,000 b/d. It is designed to ship 440,000 b/d from the Permian and another 150,000 b/d from the Eagle Ford.

Phillips 66 Partner’s Gray Oak pipeline is expected to ship an additional 900,000 b/d. It began shipments and is expected to be in full service by the end of the first quarter of 2020.

Crude

The gains from last December have amounted 953,000 b/d. And this number only includes crude oil. Other supplies (liquids) that are part of the petroleum supply add to that. For November, that additional gain is about 500,000 b/d. Continue reading "Strong US Crude Production Growth In November"

Strong U.S. Crude Production Growth In October

The Energy Information Administration reported that October crude oil production averaged 12.655 million barrels per day (mmbd), up 171,000 b/d from September. In addition, the September estimate was revised 21,000 b/d higher, and so the total gain was 192,000 b/d from the prior estimate.

Texas production reached a new high of 5.273 mmbd, up 53,000 b/d from September. Other gains were 70,000 b/d in North Dakota, 39,000 b/d in Colorado, and 26,000 b/d in Alaska.
The gain in North Dakota established a new high for the state. The Gulf of Mexico remained about 100,000 b/d below the August high.

Plains All American Pipeline LP’s (PAA) Cactus ll pipeline was expected to ship at full capacity, 670,000 b/d, beginning in September. EPIC Midstream’s crude oil pipeline began shipping 400,000 b/d. It is designed to ship 440,000 b/d from the Permian and another 150,000 b/d from the Eagle Ford.

Phillips 66 Partner’s Gray Oak pipeline is expected to ship an additional 900,000 b/d. It began shipments and is expected to be in full service by the end of the first quarter of 2020.

Crude

The gains from last November have amounted 1.096 million b/d. And this number only includes crude oil. Other supplies (liquids) that are part of the petroleum supply add to that. For October, that additional gain is about 600,000 b/d. Continue reading "Strong U.S. Crude Production Growth In October"