Crude Inventory Data Shows Decline of 1 Million Barrels
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(Updated - May 25, 2022 10:37 AM EDT)
- Crude Inventory -1M Barrels vs -2M Expected
- Cushing -1.06M
- Gasoline -482K vs -1.29M Expected
- Distillate +1.66M vs +662K Expected
Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the week ending May 20, 2022
U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.3 million barrels per day during the week ending May 20, 2022 which was 334,000 barrels per day more than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 93.2% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging 9.4 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production increased last week, averaging 5.1 million barrels per day.
U.S. crude oil imports averaged 6.5 million barrels per day last week, down by 82,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the past four weeks, crude oil imports averaged about 6.4 million barrels per day, 8.6% more than the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 847,000 barrels per day, and distillate fuel imports averaged 80,000 barrels per day.
U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased by 1.0 million barrels from the previous week. At 419.8 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are about 14% below the five year average for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories decreased by 0.5 million barrels last week and are about 8% below the five year average for this time of year. Finished gasoline and blending components inventories both decreased last week. Distillate fuel inventories increased by 1.7 million barrels last week and are about 21% below the five year average for this time of year. Propane/propylene inventories increased by 1.8 million barrels last week and are about 8% below the five year average for this time of year. Total commercial petroleum inventories increased by 0.7 million barrels last week.
Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 19.5 million barrels a day, up by 2.1% from the same period last year. Over the past four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged 8.8 million barrels a day, down by 2.7% from the same period last year. Distillate fuel product supplied averaged 3.9 million barrels a day over the past four weeks, down by 7.2% from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied was up 22.0% compared with the same four-week period last year.
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