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U.S. crude oil refinery inputs increase last week

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Staff Writer | November 16, 2018
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America   U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.4 million barrels per day

U.S. crude oil refinery inputs increased in the week ending Nov. 9, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a report.

According to the Weekly Petroleum Status Report, U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.4 million barrels per day (b/d) during last week, which was 24,000 b/d more than the previous week's average. Refineries operated at 90.1 percent of their operable capacity last week.

Gasoline production increased last week, averaging 10.1 million b/d. Distillate fuel production increased last week, averaging 5.0 million b/d.

U.S. crude oil imports averaged 7.5 million b/d last week, down by 87,000 b/d from the previous week. Over the past four weeks, crude oil imports averaged about 7.5 million b/d, 3.1 percent less than the same four-week period last year.

U.S. crude oil exports averaged 2.1 million b/d last week, down by 355,000 b/d from the previous week.

EIA estimated that U.S. crude oil production last week was 11.7 million b/d, up by 100,000 b/d from the previous week.


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