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Posted September 21, 2021Today in Energy

Crude oil inventories in Cushing, Oklahoma, are down more than 40% from start of 2021 ›

Crude oil inventories in Cushing, Oklahoma, totaled 32.9 million barrels (excluding pipeline fill and stocks in transit by water and rail) in the week ending September 10, which is a 42% decrease since the beginning of the year. Crude oil inventories at Cushing are now 26% lower than normal, based on the previous five-year (2016–2020) average for that time of year. The Cushing storage hub is the crude oil delivery point for the NYMEX West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contract and is home to 14% of U.S. commercial tank and underground crude oil working storage capacity. More

weekly crude oil inventories and storage capacity at Cushing, Oklahoma

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Petroleum Status Report and Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity Report

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

9/20/2021: $70.29/barrel

down$0.16 from week earlier
up$29.18 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

9/20/2021: $4.985/MMBtu

down$0.246 from week earlier
up$2.937 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

9/20/2021: $3.184/gal

up$0.019 from week earlier
up$1.016 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

9/20/2021: $3.385/gal

up$0.013 from week earlier
up$0.981 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

9/11/2021: 11.891 million tons

up0.231 million tons from week earlier
up1.552 million tons from year earlier