Category Archives: Commodities

Weekly U.S. field production of crude oil

Link to the data set for the above chart.

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WCS differential to WTI

Western Canadian Select differential with West Texas Intermediate

Rail Crunch Leaves Oil, Wheat Stuck on Canada Prairies

Reference my post from January 21, 2018: Chart showing the monthly average discount for WCS to WTI

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Natural Gas testing major support. It is still cold outside in the Great White North. What is happening?

Natural Gas at major support.

Natural Gas 6-Year Chart

https://www.barrons.com/articles/natural-gas-prices-suffer-as-winter-winds-down-1518234133

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Chart showing the monthly average discount for WCS to WTI

Monthly average discount for WCS to WTI

http://www.oilsandsmagazine.com/energy-statistics/oil-and-gas-prices

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Major uptrend for WTI with breakouts above two resistance levels of $55 and $60

Four -Year Chart for West Texas Intermediate

Reference my last chart for West Texas Intermediate when crude was about to test resistance at $60. The reversal of roles from resistance to support or support to resistance is an important concept in technical analysis.

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Natural Gas at major support around $2.60 MMBtu

Natural Gas three year chart showing major support around $2.60.

The following is an excellent site for research: Natural Gas Weekly Update

Weekly natural gas rig count

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“What is the major tend? What is the intermediate trend? What is the near-term trend?”
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Western Canadian Select (WCS) price differential on December 15, 2017 with WTI is ($57.30-32.75) $24.55 USD/bbl and the near-term trend is a projected increase in the differential

Western Canadian Select chart showing the differential with WTI

There are two major negative factors affecting the price of WCS and thus increasing the the price differential. The first is new production coming on stream and the second is the pipeline constraint to export WCS to the U.S. market.

Click here for a live and larger version of the above chart.

There are over 300 benchmark streams of crude oil produced around the world. The most commonly referenced US benchmark is West Texas Intermediate (WTI), priced out of Cushing, Oklahoma. WTI is lighter and sweeter than the international benchmark, North Sea Brent, which is priced out of Sullom Voe, Scotland.

The two most popular Canadian benchmarks are Canadian Light and Western Canadian Select. WCS is a heavy sour blend while Canadian Light is a light sweet crude, similar in quality to WTI.

Click hear for an explanation of WCS.

This link provides an historical chart of the WCS price differential with WTI.

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