Catch Me If You Can – Crude and Refined Products Stocks Are Still a Challenge

For the oil industry stocks levels are not a primary target, but a secondary output. Stocks are the end result of supply and demand dynamics, and supply/demand misalignments stemming from scheduled maintenance, outages, seasonality changes and other market shifts. Most of the time oil and product stocks act as a shock absorber, but excess stock levels can be a weight putting downward pressure on prices – across the supply chain. Certainly, stocks cannot handle global demand decreasing 10%-15% for long periods of time...

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This weekly report is an excerpt from our Short-Term Outlook service (STO) analysis, which covers a period of eight quarters and provides monthly forecasts for crude oil, natural gas, NGL, refined products, base petrochemicals and biofuels. For additional oil market insight or membership to the STO, contact Jaime Brito, VP at +1-713-377-0706 or by Email.

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