US crude oil inventories for the week ended Sept. 10, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased by 6.4 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration.
At 417.4 million bbl, US crude oil inventories are 7% below the 5-year average for this time of year, the EIA report indicated.
EIA said total motor gasoline inventories decreased by 1.9 million bbl from last week and are about 4% below the 5-year range for this time of year. Finished gasoline inventories and blending component inventories both decreased last week. Distillate fuel inventories decreased by 1.7 million bbl last week and are 13% below the 5-year average for this time of year.
Propane-propylene inventories increased by 700,000 bbl and are about 20% below the 5-year average for this time of year, EIA said.
US refinery inputs averaged 14.4 million b/d for the week ended Sept. 10, about 85,000 b/d more than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 82.1% of capacity.
Gasoline production decreased, averaging 9.3 million b/d. Distillate fuel production decreased, averaging 4.2 million b/d.
US crude oil imports averaged 5.8 million b/d, down 48,000 b/d from the previous week. Over the last 4 weeks, crude oil imports averaged 6.0 million b/d, 13.3% more than the same period last year. Total motor gasoline imports averaged 638,000 b/d. Distillate fuel imports averaged 164,000 b/d.