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In its weekly petroleum report for the week ending May 17, the Energy Information Administration announced that the commercial crude oil inventories in the U.S. increased by 4.7  million barrels.  

Key takeaways from the press release

  • Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging 9.9 million barrels per day.
  • Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging 5.2 million barrels per day.
  • U.S. crude oil imports averaged 6.9 million barrels per day last week.
  • Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 19.9 million barrels per day, down by 2.7% from the same period last year.