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US crude and gasoline inventories tightened throughout July amid the seasonal summer demand boost, notes the research team at TD Securities.

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“In contrast, distillate inventories continued to build at a modest pace and remained at low levels. Despite tightening stocks, it was worries of increased supply from OPEC+ that drove market pricing off the highs.”

“We believe Brent has been undervalued and contango spreads are not representative of the ample global supply risks.”

“Spare capacity is nearly maxed out and further disruptions would serve to severely tighten markets. For that reason we expect Brent prices to recover relative to WTI, leading to a wider differential and higher exports, which along with seasonal factors, should see crude inventories continue tightening significantly in August.”