Between December 06 and December 12, 2022, the WTI (Western Texas Intermediate) crude oil contracts closed trading at US$ 72.96, losing 5.0% in a week, and ending US$ 2.07 more than a year ago. The spread with Brent Crude Oil Spot Price on December 12, was US$5.04.
U.S. oil production averaged 12.100 million barrels per day, 0.82% less than 1 week ago, but 0.500 MMB/D more than 1 year ago.
Crude Oil and Petroleum Products imports to the U.S. equated to 9.100 MMB/D, up 0.769 MMB/D from one week ago and an increase of 0.647 MMB/D compared to one year back. On the other hand, U.S. Crude Oil and Petroleum exports reached 10.824 MMB/D, 1.099 MMB/D up from one week ago and exceeding 2.058 MMB/D relative to one year ago.
U.S. crude oil refinery net inputs reached 16.126 MMB/D, down 0.459 MMB/D from one week ago and up 0.308 MMB/D compared to the same period last year.
Regarding the number of days of crude oil supply in the U.S., the week ended with the mark of 25.8, 0.6 days more than one week ago, and down 1.1 days compared to one year ago.
In relation to petroleum derivatives, we had the following price changes during the week:
|Product (NY Harbor)||
Price per gallon
|Conventional Gasoline||US$ 1.986||-3.03%||US$ -0.133|
|Heating Oil||US$ 2.748||-2.41%||US$ 0.655|
|Diesel Fuel (Ultra-low-sulfur)||US$ 2.936||6.92%||US$ 0.768|
|Kerosene||US$ 2.733||4.00%||US$ 0.635|
The Henry Hub spot price rose by US$ 2.620 from December 05, to close at US$ 7.200 MMBtu on December 12. Compared to one year ago, the NG price increased by US 3.410 MMBtu.
The total supply of U.S. natural gas was 112.5 billion cubic feet in the week ending on 12/12, which is 0.099 bcf/d more than a week ago and 4.1 bcf/d more than a year ago. Concerning U.S. demand, the last measured week reached 93.2 bcf/d, up 2.5 bcf/d from a week ago and up 2.4bcf/d during a year.
The most recent U.S. price indicators for electricity (01/1970) indicate an average residential retail price of US$ 16.32/kWh (18.69% in one year), an average industrial price of US$ 9.34/kWh (30.45% in one year) and an average transportation price of 12.48/kWh (18.86% in one year).
Electricity Generation (Megawatthours - daily average):
|Source||12/12/2022||% Change 1 Week||% Change 1 Year|
EIA Price Forecast
WTI (dollars per barrel)
Brent (dollars per barrel)
Natural Gas (dollars per thousand cubic feet)
Electricity - Residential Retail (cents per kilowatt-hour)
Fuel prices in the European Union – December 12, 2022
|Automotive gas oil||Heating gas oil
|CE/EC/EG EUR27_2020 (IV)
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