U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 15.7 million barrels per day during the week ending December 24, 2021 which was 115,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 89.7% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production increased last week, averaging 10.1 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production increased last week, averaging 4.9 million barrels per day. U.S. crude oil imports averaged 6.8 million barrels per day last week, increased by 0.6 million barrels per day from the previous week. Over the past four weeks, crude oil imports averaged about 6.5 million barrels per day, 13.7% more than the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 432,000 barrels per day, and distillate fuel imports averaged 162,000 barrels per day. U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum […]