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Crude Oil WTI Mar '23 (CLH23)
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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Surges as Bank Turmoil Eases

May WTI crude oil (CLK23) on Monday closed up +3.55 (+5.13%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBJ23) closed up +10.03 (+3.93%).  

Crude oil and gasoline prices Monday rallied sharply, with crude posting a 1-1/2 week high and gasoline posting a 2-week high.   A weaker dollar (DXY00) Monday was bullish for energy prices.  Also, easing banking sector concerns sparked a rally in asset prices after U.S. authorities said they were considering expanding a lending facility to help regional banks shore up their balance sheets.

The outlook for stronger Chinese crude oil demand is bullish for prices.  China National Petroleum Corp, the country's largest refiner, predicts that apparent oil demand in China may expand by +5.1% to 756 MMT this year as the country emerges from the pandemic.

China's economic recovery from the pandemic has been slow to materialize and is negative for energy demand and crude prices.  China car sales in Jan-Feb fell -9.4% y/y and international flights from Chi... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Crude Oil West Texas Intermediate
Contract Size
1,000 U.S. barrels (42,000 gallons)
Tick Size
1 cent per barrel ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
02/21/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 21, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
719,060 (+23,762)
897,964 (-9,967)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
303,340 (+813)
148,999 (+22,691)
Producers - Long / Short
551,450 (+33,453)
498,758 (-11,788)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
70,174 (-5,087)
301,770 (+6,425)
Managed Money - Long / Short
178,905 (-6,702)
126,758 (+37,437)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
124,435 (+7,515)
22,241 (-14,746)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
72.25 +5.41%
on 02/06/23
82.64 -7.84%
on 01/23/23
-5.48 (-6.71%)
since 01/20/23
70.56 +7.94%
on 12/09/22
83.14 -8.40%
on 12/01/22
-3.56 (-4.47%)
since 11/21/22
70.56 +7.94%
on 12/09/22
104.91 -27.40%
on 06/08/22
-2.58 (-3.28%)
since 02/18/22

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April Nymex natural gas (NGJ23 ) on Monday closed down -0.146 (-6.18%). Apr nat-gas Monday tumbled to a 5-week low and closed sharply lower on ample U.S. nat-gas inventories and ramped-up production. ...

NGK23 : 2.229 (+0.63%)
Crude Oil Surges as Bank Turmoil Eases

May WTI crude oil (CLK23 ) on Monday closed up +3.55 (+5.13%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBJ23 ) closed up +10.03 (+3.93%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Monday rallied sharply, with crude posting a 1-1/2...

CLK23 : 72.81 (unch)
RBK23 : 2.6565 (+0.05%)
DXY00 : 102.643 (-0.21%)
Crude Gains Sees Support from Easing Bank Turmoil

May WTI crude oil (CLK23 ) this morning is up +1.60 (+2.31%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBJ23 ) is up +3.88 (+1.52%). April Nymex natural gas (NGJ23 ) is down -0.115 (-5.19%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

CLK23 : 72.81 (unch)
RBK23 : 2.6565 (+0.05%)
NGK23 : 2.229 (+0.63%)
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Banking On It

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Up, Down and all around

On Friday the markets traded Higher. What will we see today? Read on to learn more.

Crude oil Weekly Forecast

The downtrend may be expected to continue, while market is trading below resistance level 74,05, which will be followed by reaching support level 64,36.

No Bull | Goin' Green - Part Two

If you missed last week’s No Bull (Part One of Goin’ Green ), I outlined the cause of what I would call the largest fundamental shift in fuel demand in modern times, thanks to California. California’s...

Crude Closes Moderately Lower on Economic Concerns

May WTI crude oil (CLK23 ) on Friday closed down -0.70 (-1.00%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBJ23 ) closed down -1.23 (-0.48%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Friday closed moderately lower due to ongoing...

CLK23 : 72.81 (unch)
RBK23 : 2.6565 (+0.05%)
Nat-Gas Prices Find Support on Colder U.S. Temps

April Nymex natural gas (NGJ23 ) on Friday closed up +0.062 (+2.88%). Apr nat-gas Friday posted moderate gains on expectations for colder U.S temperatures to boost heating demand for nat-gas. Forecaster...

NGK23 : 2.229 (+0.63%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 79.04
2nd Resistance Point 78.27
1st Resistance Point 77.22
Last Price 76.16s
1st Support Level 75.40
2nd Support Level 74.63
3rd Support Level 73.58

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52-Week High 104.91
Fibonacci 61.8% 91.79
Fibonacci 50% 87.74
Fibonacci 38.2% 83.68
Last Price 76.16s
52-Week Low 70.56

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