U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Petroleum & Other Liquids
Petroleum Marketing Monthly
Data for April 2015 | Release Date: July 1, 2015 | Next Release: August 3, 2015 | full report
Monthly price and volume statistics on crude oil and petroleum products at a national, regional
and state level.
Figure HL1. Crude oil and petroleum product wholesale prices figure data
- Monthly average crude oil prices increased in April. The average domestic crude oil first purchase price climbed $6.64 (15.6%), to $49.30 per barrel.
- The average free-on-board (f.o.b.) cost of imported crude oil rose $4.65 (10.7%) to $48.22 per barrel. The average landed cost of foreign crude oil increased $3.97 (8.5%), to $50.43 per barrel.
- The average refiner acquisition cost for domestic crude oil climbed $6.17 (12.7%), to $54.86 per barrel. The average cost of imported crude oil increased $4.36 (9.2%), to $51.63 per barrel. The composite refiner acquisition cost for crude oil rose $5.45 (11.3%), to $53.51 per barrel.
- Refiner monthly average prices for sales of motor gasoline continued to rise in April. The average retail price increased 0.4 cent to $2.058 per gallon, while the average wholesale price rose 6.7 cents to $1.837 per gallon.
- Sales of finished motor gasoline by refiners increased in April. Total sales rose 10.7 million gallons per day (3.4%) to an average of 328.3 million gallons per day. Retail sales increased 400,000 gallons per day (2.4%), while wholesales rose 10.1 million gallons per day (3.4%). DTW sales accounted for 8.0% of wholesales, while rack and bulk sales made up 84.5% and 7.6%, respectively.
No. 2 distillate
- Refiner monthly average prices for sales of No. 2 distillates declined in April. The average sales price for No. 2 diesel fuel to end users fell 2.3 cents to $1.939 per gallon, while the average wholesale price dropped 1.1 cents to $1.804 per gallon. The average wholesale price for No. 2 fuel oil decreased 10.7 cents to $1.740 per gallon.
- Overall, refiner sales of No. 2 ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel rose during April. While retail sales declined 300,000 gallons per day (2.4%), wholesales increased 9.3 million gallons per day (6.6%).
Residual fuel oil
- The direction of monthly average prices for refiner sales of residual fuel oil varied in April. The wholesale price for low-sulfur residual fuel oil increased 3.1 cents to $1.124 per gallon. Prices for high-sulfur residual fuel oil rose 2.9 cents to $1.465 per gallon at retail, but fell 1.1 cents per gallon to $1.120 per gallon at wholesale.
- Sales of residual fuel oil by refiners increased in April. Total sales climbed 1.0 million gallons per day (8.8%) to an average of 12.3 million gallons per day.
- Prices for the remaining surveyed products show mixed trends in April. Propane and kerosene-type jet fuel prices declined at both the retail and wholesale levels. Prices for aviation gasoline, No. 1 distillate, and No. 4 distillate increased at wholesale, while the price for kerosene declined at the same level.
- During April, refiner propane sales were flat at retail, but fell at wholesale, while sales of kerosene-type jet fuel increased at both levels. Aviation gasoline, kerosene, and No. 4 distillate sales rose at wholesale, while No. 1 distillate sales declined in the same category.