US crude oil refinery inputs decrease last week: EIA

HOUSTON (XINHUA) – United States (US) crude oil refinery inputs decreased during the week ending December 6, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday.

US crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.6 million barrels per day (b/d) last week, 201,000 b/d less than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 90.6 per cent of their operable capacity last week.

Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging 9.8 million b/d. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging 5.2 million b/d.

Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 20.4 million b/d, down by 2.4 per cent from the same period last year.

Over the past four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged 9.1 million b/d, up by 0.1 per cent from the same period last year.

Distillate fuel product supplied averaged 4.0 million b/d over the past four weeks, down by 2.1 per cent from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied was up 2.6 per cent compared with the same four-week period last year.