US oil imports down, exports up last week: EIA

HOUSTON (Xinhua) – United States (US) crude oil imports decreased while exports increased during the week ending last December 27, 2019, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Friday.

US crude oil imports averaged 6.35 million barrels per day (b/d) last week, down by 457,000 b/d from the previous week. Crude oil exports averaged about 4.46 million b/d, up by about 1.07 million b/d from the previous week, according to the Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

Over the past four weeks, crude oil imports averaged about 6.66 million b/d, down by 809,000 b/d year-on-year, while crude oil exports averaged about 3.72 million b/d, up by about 1.27 million b/d year-on-year.