U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 14.1 million barrels per day during the week ending September 8, 2017, 394,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 77.7% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production increased last week, averaging 9.9 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging about 4.0 million barrels per day. U.S. crude oil imports averaged 6.5 million barrels per day last week, down by 603,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the last four weeks, crude oil imports averaged about 7.6 million barrels per day, 7.4% below the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 556,000 barrels per day. Distillate fuel imports averaged 136,000 barrels per day last week. U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) increased […]