EIA's Weekly Crude Inventory Report 7-27-16
WTI crude oil futures erased this morning’s gains following the weekly EIA Inventory Data which showed U.S. crude and gasoline stocks rose unexpectedly last week, while distillate inventories fell despite expectations of a build. See last weeks report ( here).
U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.6 million barrels per day during the week ending July 22, 2016, 277,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 92.4% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production increased last week, averaging about 10.1 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging over 4.9 million barrels per day.
U.S. crude oil imports averaged over 8.4 million barrels per day last week, up by 303,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the last four weeks, crude oil imports averaged 8.2 million barrels per day, 8.7% above the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 869,000 barrels per day. Distillate fuel imports averaged 93,000 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 521.1 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are at historically high levels for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories increased by 0.5 million barrels last week, and are well above the upper limit of the average range. Finished gasoline inventories decreased while blending components inventories increased last week. Distillate fuel inventories decreased by 0.8 million barrels last week but are above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. Propane/propylene inventories rose 2.2 million barrels last week and are at the upper limit of the average range. Total commercial petroleum inventories increased by 2.7 million barrels last week.
Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged over 20.2 million barrels per day, up by 0.7% from the same period last year. Over the last four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged about 9.8 million barrels per day, up by 2.6% from the same period last year. Distillate fuel product supplied averaged over 3.7 million barrels per day over the last four weeks, up by 0.2% from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied is up 4.2% compared to the same four-week period last year.
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