EIA Admits It “Overestimated” Crude, Gasoline Demand In The First Half By 16% | Zero Hedge

One of the recurring peculiarities of oil complex data as reported by the EIA was how, during a time of an unprecedented crude glut by OPEC and pronounced economic weakness in the US, was overall US demand of various petrochemical products as strong as the DOE reported on a weekly basis. To be sure, the alleged increase in demand was one of the major catalysts that prompted rising oil prices together with relentless jawboning by OPEC members about a “production freeze” that would never materialize, in turn spurring not one but two record short squeeze across the commodity complex.

Source: The Truth Emerges: EIA Admits It “Overestimated” Crude, Gasoline Demand In The First Half By 16% | Zero Hedge

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