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WTI Oil Keeping the Bullish Momentum, Despite the Huge EIA Crude Inventory Buildup

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2022 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

Crude Oil was quite bearish last week as US WTI crude fell close to $70, where a support zone has formed. The sentiment was quite heavy last week, while this week everything has turned brighter, especially after the US consumer inflation report (CPI) yesterday, which showed another slowdown in November.

US WTI Oil 15 Min. Chart – MAs Have Turned Into Support

US WTI crude is more than $7 higher now

US crude Oil climbed above moving averages which have turned into support on the 15 minute chart. Today, we saw a dip after the huge buildup in the EIA crude inventories which are shown below, but buyers came in pretty fast and the price reversed back up, ending up above $78. This shows decent buying pressure ahead of today’s FED hike, so we are thinking about opening a buy signal in crude Oil.

US EIA Weekly Crude Oil Inventories

  • EIA crude Oil inventories +10,231K vs -3,595K expected
  •  Prior week crude inventories were -5,187K
  • Gasoline +4,496K vs +2,714K expected
  • Distillates +1,364 vs +2,517K expected
  • Refinery utilization -3.3% vs -0.1% expected
  • The SPR draw last week was 4.7 mb

Late yesterday in the API report:

  • Crude Oil +7,819K
  • Gasoline +8,77K
  • Distillates +3,900K

The ‘expectation’ on the headline in this report was certainly more bearish than what’s advertised due to the API numbers but crude had been stubbornly strong today until the report. Crude Oil went down about 50 cents on the headline but reversed and ended up about $1 higher in the end.

US WTI Crude Oil Live Chart

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