U.S. OIL INVENTORIES UP 900,000 BBL
OGJ - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Jan. 25, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 900,000 bbl from the previous week, data from the US Energy Information Administration showed.
At 445.9 million bbl, US crude oil inventories are about 7% above the 5-year average for this time of year, the report indicated.
EIA said total motor gasoline inventories decreased by 2.2 million bbl and are about 5% above the 5-year range. Finished gasoline inventories and blending components inventories both decreased last week. Distillate fuel inventories decreased by 1.1 million bbl and are about 2% below the 5-year average for this time of year.
Propane-propylene inventories decreased by 3.6 million bbl last week and are about 2% above the 5-year average for this time of year, EIA said.
US refinery inputs averaged 16.5 million b/d for the week ended Jan. 25, about 586,000 b/d less than the previous week's average. Refineries operated at 90.1% of capacity.
Gasoline production increased, averaging 9.9 million b/d. Distillate fuel production decreased, averaging 5 million b/d.
US crude oil imports averaged 7.1 million b/d, down from the previous week. Over the last 4 weeks, crude oil imports averaged 7.7 million b/d, 4.5% less than the same period last year. Total motor gasoline imports averaged 523,000 b/d. Distillate fuel imports averaged 135,000 b/d.
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