U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Petroleum & Other Liquids
Petroleum Marketing Monthly
Data for April 2016 | Release Date: July 1, 2016 | Next Release: August 1, 2016 | 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 for April rose in all categories of sale. The average domestic crude oil first purchase price increased $3.72 (11.7%), to $35.59 per barrel.
- The average free-on-board (f.o.b.) cost of imported crude oil rose $3.48 (11.7%) to $33.14 per barrel. The average landed cost of foreign crude oil increased $3.44 (10.9%), to $34.94 per barrel.
- The average refiner acquisition cost for domestic crude oil climbed $4.03 (11.4%), to $39.34 per barrel. The average cost of imported crude oil rose $3.69 (11.5%), to $35.90 per barrel. The composite refiner acquisition cost for crude oil increased $3.91 (11.6%), to $37.73 per barrel.
- Monthly average prices for sales of motor gasoline by refiners increased again in all sales categories during April. The average retail price climbed 17.3 cents to $1.725 per gallon, while the average wholesale price rose 14.1 cents to $1.476 per gallon.
- Refiner sales of finished motor gasoline fell in April. Total sales dropped 600,000 gallons per day (0.2%) to an average of 328.4 million gallons per day. Retail sales rose 700,000 gallons per day (2.8%), while wholesales declined 1.3 million gallons per day (0.4%). DTW sales accounted for 7.8% of wholesales, while rack and bulk sales made up 85.9% and 6.3%, respectively.
No. 2 distillate
- April monthly average prices for refiner sales of No. 2 distillates increased from March levels. The average price for No. 2 diesel fuel sold to end users rose 6.8 cents to $1.385 per gallon, while the average wholesale price increased 6.2 cents to $1.251 per gallon. The average retail price for No. 2 fuel oil climbed 6.9 cents to $1.624 per gallon, while the average wholesale price rose 4.2 cents to $1.112 per gallon.
- Refiner sales of No. 2 ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel were mixed again during April. Retail sales declined 100,000 gallons per day (0.8%), while wholesales increased 600,000 gallons per day (0.4%).
Residual fuel oil
- Monthly average prices for residual fuel oil sales by refiners rose during April. The wholesale price for low-sulfur residual fuel oil increased 5.1 cents to 63.3 cents per gallon. Prices for high-sulfur residual fuel oil rose 2.9 cents to 70.1 cents per gallon at retail, while the wholesale price increased 5.9 cents to 61.4 cents per gallon.
- Sales of residual fuel oil by refiners fell in April. Retail sales dropped 100,000 gallons per day (2.4%), while wholesales declined 200,000 gallons per day (2.2%).
- Prices for refiner sales of the remaining surveyed products show mixed trends during April. Retail and wholesale prices for propane declined, while prices for kerosene-type jet fuel rose at both levels. Prices for aviation gasoline, No. 1 distillate and No. 4 distillate increased at the wholesale level, while the price for kerosene fell in the same category.
- Refiner sales of these products varied in April. Propane, kerosene-type jet fuel, and No. 1 distillate sales fell at both the retail and wholesale levels. Sales of aviation gasoline and kerosene increased at wholesale, while No. 4 distillate sales fell at the wholesale level.