U.S. OIL INVENTORIES DOWN 9MB
EIA - Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the Week Ending August 11, 2017
U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged about 17.6 million barrels per day during the week ending August 11, 2017, 9,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average.Refineries operated at 96.1% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging over 10.0 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging 5.3 million barrels per day.
U.S. crude oil imports averaged over 8.1 million barrels per day last week, up by 364,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the last four weeks, crude oil imports averaged over 8.0 million barrels per day, 4.7% below the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 667,000 barrels per day. Distillate fuel imports averaged 167,000 barrels per day last week.
U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased by 8.9 million barrels from the previous week. At 466.5 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are in the upper half of the average range for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories remained unchanged last week, and are near the upper limit of the average range. Finished gasoline inventories decreased while blending components inventories increased last week. Distillate fuel inventories increased by 0.7 million barrels last week and are in the upper half of the average range for this time of year. Propane/propylene inventories increased by 1.6 million barrels last week but are in the lower half of the average range. Total commercial petroleum inventories decreased by 7.3 million barrels last week.
Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 21.2 million barrels per day, up by 2.0% from the same period last year. Over the last four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged over 9.7 million barrels per day, down by 0.3% from the same period last year. Distillate fuel product supplied averaged over 4.3 million barrels per day over the last four weeks, up by 15.9% from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied is up 0.8% compared to the same four-week period last year.
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