¬†Saudi, Iraq, Colombia, Brazil, and Kuwait lead import surge¬† Strong margins a boon for refiners returning from turnarounds Atlantic Coast gasoline stocks 5.8% below five-year average US crude inventories climbed 5.43 million barrels last week to 472.04 million barrels, as a 919,000 b/d increase in imports offset higher refinery runs, an analysis of US Energy Information Administration data showed Wednesday. The bulk of the stock increase was seen on the US Gulf Coast, where inventories climbed 2.93 million barrels to 242.77 million barrels. USGC crude imports rose 460,000 b/d to 2.23 million b/d last week. While imports from Mexico and Nigeria fell last week, the US brought in more crude from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Colombia, Brazil and Kuwait, the EIA’s preliminary import data showed. West Coast crude imports climbed 238,000 b/d to 1.37 million […]