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Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Data for March 2016  |  Release Date: June 1, 2016  |  Next Release: July 1, 2016  |  full report

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Monthly price and volume statistics on crude oil and petroleum products at a national, regional
and state level.

Highlights
Petroleum marketing monthly highlights PDF
Summary statistics tables PDF
1 Crude oil prices PDF  
1A Refiner acquisition cost of crude oil by PAD Districts PDF  
2 U.S. refiner prices of petroleum products to end users PDF  
3 U.S. refiner volumes of petroleum products to end users PDF  
     
     
     
4 U.S. refiner prices of petroleum products for resale PDF  
5 U.S. refiner volumes of petroleum products for resale PDF  
     
     
     
6 U.S. refiner motor gasoline prices by grade and sales type PDF  
7 U.S. refiner motor gasoline volumes by grade and sales type PDF  
8 U.S. refiner conventional motor gasoline prices by grade and sales type PDF  
9 U.S. refiner conventional motor gasoline volumes by grade and sales type PDF  
10 U.S. refiner reformulated motor gasoline prices by grade and sales type PDF  
11 U.S. refiner reformulated motor gasoline volumes by grade and sales type PDF  
12 U.S. propane (consumer grade) prices by sales type PDF  
13 U.S. No. 2 distillate prices by sales type PDF  
14 U.S. No. 2 diesel fuel prices by sulfur content and sales type PDF  
15 Prices of No. 2 distillate to residences by PAD District and selected states PDF  
16 U.S. refiner residual fuel prices PDF  
17 U.S. refiner residual fuel volumes PDF  
Summary statistics figures
1 Crude oil prices PDF
2 U.S. refiner retail petroleum product prices PDF
3 U.S. refiner retail petroleum product volumes PDF
4 U.S. refiner wholesale petroleum product prices PDF
5 U.S. refiner wholesale petroleum product volumes PDF
6 U.S. No.2 distillate prices to residences by PAD District PDF
7 U.S. refiner residual fuel oil prices and volumes PDF
Crude oil prices tables PDF
18 Domestic crude oil first purchase prices PDF  
19 Domestic crude oil first purchase prices for selected crude streams PDF  
20 Domestic crude oil first purchase prices by API gravity PDF  
21 F.O.B. costs of imported crude oil by selected country PDF  
22 Landed costs of imported crude oil by selected country PDF  
23 F.O.B. costs of imported crude oil by API gravity PDF  
24 Landed costs of imported crude oil by API gravity PDF  
25 Percentages of total imported crude oil by API gravity PDF  
26 F.O.B. costs of imported crude oil for selected crude streams PDF  
27 Landed costs of imported crude oil for selected crude streams PDF  
Prices of petroleum products tables PDF
28 Motor gasoline prices by grade, sales type, PAD District, and state PDF  
29 Conventional motor gasoline prices by grade, sales type, PAD District, and state PDF  
30 Reformulated motor gasoline prices by grade, sales type, PAD District, and state PDF  
31 Refiner motor gasoline prices by grade, sales type, PAD District, and state PDF  
32 Refiner prices of aviation fuels and kerosene by PAD District and state PDF  
33 Refiner prices of distillate fuels by PAD District and state PDF  
34 Propane (consumer grade) prices by sales type and PAD District PDF  
35 No. 2 distillate prices by sales type, PAD District, and selected states PDF  
36 No. 2 diesel fuel prices by sales type, PAD District, and state PDF  
37 No. 2 diesel fuel prices by sulfur content, Sales type, and PAD District PDF  
38 Residual fuel oil prices by PAD District and selected states PDF  
Volumes of petroleum products tables PDF
39 Refiner motor gasoline volumes by grade, sales type, PAD District, and state PDF  
40 Refiner motor gasoline volumes by formulation, sales type, PAD District, and state PDF  
41 Refiner volumes of aviation fuels, kerosene, No. 1 distillate, and propane by PAD District and state PDF  
42 Refiner No. 2 diesel fuel volumes by PAD District and state PDF  
43 Refiner No. 2 distillate and fuel oil volumes by PAD District and state PDF  
44 Refiner residual fuel oil and No. 4 fuel volumes by PAD District PDF  
Prime supplier sales volumes of petroleum products for local consumption tables PDF
45 Prime supplier sales volumes of motor gasoline by grade, formulation, PAD District, and state PDF  
46 Prime supplier sales volumes of aviation fuels, No. 4 fuel oil, propane, and residual fuel oil by PAD District and state PDF  
47 Prime supplier sales volumes of distillate fuel oils and kerosene by PAD District and state PDF  

Highlights

Figure HL1. Crude oil and petroleum product wholesale prices figure data



Crude oil

  • Monthly average crude oil prices increased in all sales categories during March. The average domestic crude oil first purchase price rose $6.36 (24.9%), to $31.87 per barrel.
  • The average free-on-board (f.o.b.) cost of imported crude oil climbed $5.09 (20.7%) to $29.73 per barrel. The average landed cost of foreign crude oil increased $4.66 (17.6%), to $31.16 per barrel.
  • The average refiner acquisition cost for domestic crude oil rose $4.98 (16.4%), to $35.28 per barrel. The average cost of imported crude oil climbed $5.64 (21.2%), to $32.25 per barrel. The composite refiner acquisition cost for crude oil increased $5.29 (18.5%), to $33.82 per barrel.

Petroleum products

Motor gasoline
  • March monthly average prices for sales of motor gasoline by refiners rose in all sales categories. The average retail price increased 22.1 cents to $1.553 per gallon, while the average wholesale price climbed 28.9 cents to $1.335 per gallon.
  • Refiner sales of finished motor gasoline increased in March. Total sales rose 9.0 million gallons per day (2.8%) to an average of 329.2 million gallons per day. Retail sales fell 200,000 gallons per day (0.8%), while wholesales rose 9.2 million gallons per day (3.1%). DTW sales accounted for 7.7% of wholesales, while rack and bulk sales made up 83.9% and 8.4%, respectively.

No. 2 distillate
  • Monthly average prices for refiner sales of No. 2 distillates increased in March. The average price for No. 2 diesel fuel sold to end users rose 13.1 cents to $1.316 per gallon, while the average wholesale price climbed 14.6 cents to $1.189 per gallon. The average retail price for No. 2 fuel oil rose 14.8 cents to $1.555 per gallon, while the average wholesale price increased 12.2 cents to $1.070 per gallon.
  • Refiner sales of No. 2 ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel were mixed in March. Retail sales fell 300,000 gallons per day (2.5%), while wholesales rose 3.5 million gallons per day (2.7%).

Residual fuel oil
  • Monthly average prices for residual fuel oil sales by refiners increased during March. The wholesale price for low-sulfur residual fuel oil climbed 10.7 cents to 58.2 cents per gallon. Prices for high-sulfur residual fuel oil rose 6.6 cents to 67.2 cents per gallon at retail, while the wholesale price increased 3.7 cents to 54.5 cents per gallon.
  • Sales of residual fuel oil by refiners were flat in March. Retail sales rose 200,000 gallons per day (5.1%), while wholesales fell 200,000 gallons per day (2.2%).

Other products
  • Prices for refiner sales of the remaining surveyed products increased during March. Retail and wholesale prices for propane and kerosene-type jet fuel rose at both levels. Prices for aviation gasoline, kerosene, and No. 1 distillate increased at the wholesale level.
  • Refiner sales of these products show mixed trends in March. Propane sales fell at both the retail and wholesale levels, while sales of kerosene-type jet fuel sales rose at retail but fell at wholesale. Sales of aviation gasoline, kerosene, and No. 1 distillate decreased at the wholesale level.



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