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Leverage sophisticated proprietary modelling and forecasting techniques to understand supply and demand trends and their impact on oil and refined product prices. Fed by fundamental data as well as developments in regulatory policy, our commentaries and publications give you the edge in oil trading.

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US SPR Release Program

March 31st, President Biden announced he would release 1 Million barrels a day of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves for 180 days. 

He was able to make this proclamation by pushing forward, into this 180 day period,  every Congressionally approved release except the volumes from the Infrastructure and Jobs Act.  This act also lowered the Congressionally mandated minimum SPR volumes to 254.2 Million barrels from 300 Million barrels.

This time frame is coming to an end.  On average since May 1st , 873,000 barrels were released per day.  This lower volume gives the President an incremental card to play before pushing forward the last remaining program release.

The volume the SPR will need to be above before the Infrastructure and Jobs Act volumes could be pushed forward is 341.8 Million barrels (254.2 + 21.9*4)

As you can see from the graph, President Biden will then be out of options for more SPR releases.  

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Refinitiv Commodities Research helps you understand the global commodity complex and empowers you to make informed trading decisions.  

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Refinitiv Oil Research provides the most comprehensive insights on the oil market, as well as oil price movements and oil supply-demand forecasts, which make all the difference between success and failure in the oil trading complex. 

Analysis, commentary and insights from Refinitiv Oil Research can help you comprehend: 

  • In-depth and timely fundamental analysis – view rigorously researched and timely analyst reports on the key drivers of supply and demand, imports, exports and global storage levels across multiple regions and products and their impact on prices.
  • Global trade flows – see flows of crude and refined products by vessel globally in real-time using Eikon Map. Data is brought together from multiple sources and rigorously benchmarked by regional analysts to allow accurate assessment of seaborne trade volumes at a port and berth level.
  • Analyst derived forward swap curves – our regional teams across pricing time zones (London, Singapore and Houston) assess all major regional crude and refined product contracts 48-months out at market close, with intra-day prices provided by our proprietary fair value assessments.

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