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Cushing Inventories Drop for the First Time in 5 Weeks

Gordon Kristopher
Cushing Inventories Drop for the First Time in 5 Weeks

According to the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration), Cushing inventories fell for the first time in five weeks, by 1.1 MMbbls (million barrels) to 36.1 MMbbls between May 11 and 18, and by ~29.4 MMbbls (45%) year-over-year. Inventories and WTI crude oil prices are usually inversely related. WTI crude oil futures have risen ~38% since May 18, 2017, and the iShares Global Energy ETF (IXC) and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) have risen ~17% and ~14.7%, respectively.