A presidential commission tracks the crude oil positions that are reported each week: this week producers and processors are short, while managed money is long oil
In its Weekly Commitment of Traders Report released every Friday, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) breaks down the number of outstanding short and long NYMEX futures and options contracts for light, sweet crude oil on the basis of four categories: PMPU, Swap Dealers, Managed Money, Other.

As of 10/7/2016, producers, merchants, processors, and users (P...

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