U.S. crude oil production may be falling faster than many had thought and we are seeing signs of that in Cushing, Okla. Cushing is the Nymex delivery point and a storage facility that if you listened to the Ultra Bears was supposed to be overflowing with oil. Instead the opposite is happening as supply there have fallen five out of the last seven weeks and is slated to fall once again.
If there’s anything that was news worthy in oil this week it was quickly lost in the quick quotes of Donald Trump's debate. Here’s the thing, the GOP debate likened to crude oil: nobody cares as long as America wins. So many have been trying so hard to call the “oil glut” a crisis when it’s just the opposite.
Outside of individual's holding crude oil stocks, damage to the economy from the fall in oil has been pretty minimal so far. Indeed, the price cut in home heating oil and gasoline has probably outweighed the damage from lower oil prices, so far. Unfortunately, this situation may not last.