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Posted October 24, 2016Today in Energy

Short positions in U.S. crude oil futures held by producers, merchants at nine-year high ›

Short positions in West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contracts held by producers or merchants totaled more than 540,000 contracts as of October 11, 2016, the most since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). More

Source: EIA, based on U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Bloomberg


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WTI crude oil futures price

10/21/2016: $50.85/barrels

up$0.50 from week earlier
up$5.47 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

10/21/2016: $2.993/MMBtu

down$0.292 from week earlier
up$0.607 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

10/15/2016: 16.030 million tons

down0.538 million tons from week earlier
down0.625 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

10/14/2016: 3,836 Bcf

up77 Bcf from week earlier
up46 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

10/14/2016: 468.7 million barrels

down5.2 million barrels from week earlier
up24.1 million barrels from year earlier


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