Weekly Crude Oil Storage as of October 2, 2020

 

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) increased by 0.5 million barrels from the previous week. At 492.9 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are about 12% above the five year average for this time of year, according to the EIA crude oil and petroleum weekly storage data, reporting inventories as of October 2, 2020.

Summary of weekly petroleum data for the week ending October 2, 2020

U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 13.9 million barrels per day during the week ending October 2, 2020, which was 184,000 barrels per day more than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 77.1% of their operable capacity last week.

  • Gasoline production increased last week, averaging 9.5 million barrels per day.
  • Distillate fuel production increased last week, averaging 4.5 million barrels per day.

Imports

U.S. crude oil imports averaged 5.7 million barrels per day last week increased by 0.6 million barrels per day from the previous week. Over the past four weeks, crude oil imports averaged about 5.3 million barrels per day, 18.9% less than the same four-week period last year.

Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 849,000 barrels per day, and distillate fuel imports averaged 230, 000 barrels per day.

Products inventories

  • Total motor gasoline inventories decreased by 1.4 million barrels last week and are about 0% 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 1.0 million barrels last week and are about 23% above the five year average for this time of year.
  • Propane/propylene inventories decreased by 0.1 million barrels last week and are about 14% above the five year average for this time of year.
  • Total commercial petroleum inventories decreased last week by 2.0 million barrels last week.

Products supplied

Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 17.8 million barrels per day, down by 14.8% from the same period last year. Over the past four weeks:

  • Motor gasoline product supplied averaged 8.6 million barrels per day, down by 6.7% from the same period last year.
  • Distillate fuel product supplied averaged 3.6 million barrels per day over the past four weeks, down by 9.3% from the same period last year.
  • Jet fuel product supplied was down 47.5% compared with the same four-week period last year.

 


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