Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the Week Ending April 25, 2014 U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.0 million barrels per day during the week ending April 25, 2014, 26,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 91.0% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging over 8.6 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging over 4.9 million barrels per day. U.S. crude oil imports averaged 7.5 million barrels per day last week, down by 313,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the last four weeks, crude oil imports averaged over 7.7 million barrels per day, 0.1% below the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 651,000 barrels per day. Distillate fuel imports averaged 173,000 barrels per day last week.
U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) increased by 1.7 million barrels from the previous week. At 399.4 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are above the average range for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories increased by 1.6 million barrels last week, but are in the lower half of the average range. Finished gasoline inventories decreased while blending components inventories increased last week. Distillate fuel inventories increased by 1.9 million barrels last week but are below the lower limit of the average range for this time of year. Propane/propylene inventories rose 2.0 million barrels last week but are in the lower half of the average range. Total commercial petroleum inventories increased by 7.9 million barrels last week.
Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 18.4 million barrels per day, up by 0.6% from the same period last year. Over the last four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged 8.7 million barrels...
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