U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 17.2 million barrels per day during the week ending December 1, 2017, 192,000 barrels per day more than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 93.8% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging about 9.8 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production increased last week, averaging 5.4 million barrels per day. U.S. crude oil imports averaged 7.2 million barrels per day last week, down by 127,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the last four weeks, crude oil imports averaged 7.6 million barrels per day, 4.9% less than the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 488,000 barrels per day. Distillate fuel imports averaged 145,000 barrels per day last week. U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased […]

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