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Pause in Dollar Rally Allows Crude to Tick Upwards

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Crude ticks higher after reaching the lowest since January yesterday. The overriding factor driving crude is still the concerns for weaker demand growth and recession fears however a pause in the USD rally has allowed crude to recover a little ground.

    • Brent NOV 22 up 1.4% at 85.21$/bbl
    • WTI NOV 22 up 1.5% at 77.87$/bbl
    • Gasoil OCT 22 up 0.4% at 937.75$/mt
    • WTI-Brent down -0.01$/bbl at -7.36$/bbl
  • Upside risks are maintaining support for time spreads with the prompt spreads rallying yesterday. Backwardation is supported by limited spare capacity and supply disruptions risks combined with the possibility of a reaction from OPEC to lower demand and falling prices. The EU ban on Russian seaborne crude is a risk to global supplies with EU nations importing half pre-invasion volumes. It remains unclear if the further reduction in flows to Europe before the implementation of the ban will all find buyers in the East.
    • Brent NOV 22-DEC 22 down -0.03$/bbl at 1.17$/bbl
    • Brent DEC 22-DEC 23 up 0.39$/bbl at 9$/bbl
  • Iranian oil exports have been falling in recent months with reports of volumes falling from 1mbpd to 750kbpd due to competition from discounted Russian barrels.
  • Diesel margins are following the moves in crude markets, but gasoline cracks have found more recent support. The gasoline cracks rallied nearly 2$/bbl yesterday and are stronger again this morning. Low stocks and limited supplies are supporting refining margins.
    • US 321 crack up 0.1$/bbl at 30.45$/bbl
    • US gasoline crack up 0.4$/bbl at 19.85$/bbl
    • US ULSD crack up 0$/bbl at 51.7$/bbl
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Crude ticks higher after reaching the lowest since January yesterday. The overriding factor driving crude is still the concerns for weaker demand growth and recession fears however a pause in the USD rally has allowed crude to recover a little ground.

    • Brent NOV 22 up 1.4% at 85.21$/bbl
    • WTI NOV 22 up 1.5% at 77.87$/bbl
    • Gasoil OCT 22 up 0.4% at 937.75$/mt
    • WTI-Brent down -0.01$/bbl at -7.36$/bbl
  • Upside risks are maintaining support for time spreads with the prompt spreads rallying yesterday. Backwardation is supported by limited spare capacity and supply disruptions risks combined with the possibility of a reaction from OPEC to lower demand and falling prices. The EU ban on Russian seaborne crude is a risk to global supplies with EU nations importing half pre-invasion volumes. It remains unclear if the further reduction in flows to Europe before the implementation of the ban will all find buyers in the East.
    • Brent NOV 22-DEC 22 down -0.03$/bbl at 1.17$/bbl
    • Brent DEC 22-DEC 23 up 0.39$/bbl at 9$/bbl
  • Iranian oil exports have been falling in recent months with reports of volumes falling from 1mbpd to 750kbpd due to competition from discounted Russian barrels.
  • Diesel margins are following the moves in crude markets, but gasoline cracks have found more recent support. The gasoline cracks rallied nearly 2$/bbl yesterday and are stronger again this morning. Low stocks and limited supplies are supporting refining margins.
    • US 321 crack up 0.1$/bbl at 30.45$/bbl
    • US gasoline crack up 0.4$/bbl at 19.85$/bbl
    • US ULSD crack up 0$/bbl at 51.7$/bbl