The U.S. Department of Transportation reported total vehicle miles traveled for March, outlining one of the main end uses of crude oil in the U.S.—highway transportation.

U.S. vehicles traveled an estimated 268.7 billion miles in March, or 8.67 billion miles per day. This represents slight growth from this point last year, when vehicles traveled 8.62 billion miles per day. Miles traveled increased by 0.52% year-over-year in March, but at a slower pace than usual.

This is part of an overall deceleration in vehicle miles traveled, as growth...

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