The gasoline market is feeling the pressure from outside market forces, but not quite as severely as crude oil, perhaps because of the supportive EIA stocks data earlier this week, which appears to leave a fundamental underpin to the market. Like crude oil, gasoline continued yesterday's sell off overnight as global economic concerns put pressure on a wide range of risky assets like equities and energies. But the break so far has been mild relative to crude oil, as October RBOB was still more than 17 cents per gallon above the August 9th spike low overnight. This week's EIA data showed a much larger than expected inventory draw for gasoline, with stocks falling 3.510 million barrels to 13.263 million barrels below year ago levels.
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