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U.S. DOE Weekly Petroleum Status Report for Nov. 23 (Text)

November 28, 2012

Following is the text of the weekly Petroleum Status Report from the U.S. Department of Energy:

U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 15.2 million barrels per day during the week ending November 23, 285 thousand barrels per day above the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 88.6 percent of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging over 8.7 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging about 4.6 million barrels per day.

U.S. crude oil imports averaged 8.1 million barrels per day last week, up by 350 thousand barrels per day from the previous week. Over the last four weeks, crude oil imports have averaged over 7.9 million barrels per day, 699 thousand barrels per day below the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 494 thousand barrels per day. Distillate fuel imports averaged 188 thousand barrels per day last week.

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased by 0.3 million barrels from the previous week. At 374.1 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are well above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories increased by 3.9 million barrels last week and are in the lower half of the average range. Both finished gasoline inventories and blending components inventories increased last week. Distillate fuel inventories decreased by 0.8 million barrels last week and are well below the lower limit of the average range for this time of year. Propane/propylene inventories increased by 0.2 million barrels last week, and remained well above the upper limit of the average range. Total commercial petroleum inventories decreased by 1.4 million barrels last week.

Total products supplied over the last four-week period have averaged 19.0 million barrels per day, up by 0.3 percent from the same period last year. Over the last four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied has averaged over 8.6 million barrels per day, down by 0.3 percent from the same period last year. Distillate fuel product supplied has averaged over 3.9 million barrels per day over the last four weeks, down by 0.8 percent from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied is 3.4 percent lower over the last four weeks compared to the same four-week period last year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephen Rose in Washington at srose31@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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