Crude Inventory Data Shows Draw of 6.4 Million Barrels Last Week

September 15, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

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(Updated - September 15, 2021 10:32 AM EDT)

  • EIA Crude Inventory -6.42M Barrels vs -2.74M Expected
  • Cushing -1.1M
  • Gasoline -1.86M vs -3.31M Expected
  • Distillate -1.69M vs -2.62M Expected

Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the week ending September 10, 2021

U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 14.4 million barrels per day during the week ending September 10, 2021 which was 85,000 barrels per day more than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 82.1% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging 9.3 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging 4.2 million barrels per day.

U.S. crude oil imports averaged 5.8 million barrels per day last week, down by 48,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the past four weeks, crude oil imports averaged about 6.0 million barrels per day, 13.3% more than the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 638,000 barrels per day, and distillate fuel imports averaged 164,000 barrels per day.

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased by 6.4 million barrels from the previous week. At 417.4 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are about 7% below the five year average for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories decreased by 1.9 million barrels last week and are about 4% below the five year average for this time of year. Finished gasoline and blending components inventories both decreased last week. Distillate fuel inventories decreased by 1.7 million barrels last week and are about 13% below the five year average for this time of year. Propane/propylene inventories increased by 0.7 million barrels last week and are about 20% below the five year average for this time of year. Total commercial petroleum inventories decreased by 8.8 million barrels last week.

Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 21.1 million barrels a day, up by 16.9% from the same period last year. Over the past four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged 9.4 million barrels a day, up by 8.1% from the same period last year. Distillate fuel product supplied averaged 4.0 million barrels a day over the past four weeks, up by 10.9% from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied was up 59.1% compared with the same fourweek period last year.



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