US refining margins trended higher last week, pulled up by refinery outages and lower gasoline stocks on the cusp of the summer driving season, an analysis by S&P Global Platts showed Monday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now In its most recent Summer Fuels Outlook, the EIA forecasts the US to be a net exporter of about 90,000 b/d of gasoline during the 2019 summer driving season. If this materializes as predicted, it would be the first time the US was a net gasoline exporter for a whole summer since 1960, the agency said. However, most recent EIA weekly data showed gasoline imports rose on planned and unplanned refinery outages, reaching 990,000 b/d for the week ended April 12, from the week earlier 714,000 b/d, as coastal refiners increased imports due to planned and unplanned refinery downtime. Gasoline imports are […]