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Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Data for December 2014  |  Release Date: March 2, 2015  |  Next Release: April 1, 2015  |  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

  • December monthly average crude oil prices decreased considerably from November levels. The average domestic crude oil first purchase price declined $16.21 (22.8 percent), to $54.86 per barrel.
  • The average free-on-board (f.o.b.) cost of imported crude oil fell $14.45 (21.4 percent), to $52.94 per barrel. The average landed cost of foreign crude oil decreased $14.92 (20.8 percent), to $56.79 per barrel.
  • The average refiner acquisition cost for domestic crude oil declined $13.86 (18.0 percent), to $63.22 per barrel. The average cost of imported crude oil fell $16.68 (22.6 percent), to $57.22 per barrel. The composite refiner acquisition cost for crude oil dropped $15.07 (19.9 percent), to $60.62 per barrel.

Petroleum products

Motor gasoline
  • Refiner monthly average prices for sales of motor gasoline show substantial decreases again in December. The average retail price fell 39.0 cents to $2.016 per gallon, while the average wholesale price decreased 47.7 cents to $1.634 per gallon.
  • Sales of finished motor gasoline by refiners increased in December. Total sales rose 6.8 million gallons per day (2.1 percent) to an average of 323.5 million gallons per day. Retail sales rose 300,000 gallons per day (1.1 percent), while wholesales climbed 6.5 million gallons per day (2.2 percent). DTW sales accounted for 7.6 percent of wholesales, while rack and bulk sales made up 83.0 percent and 9.4 percent, respectively.

No. 2 distillate
  • December monthly average prices for sales of No. 2 distillates by refiners experienced significant decreases. The average sales price for No. 2 diesel fuel to end users fell 50.3 cents to $2.197 per gallon, while the average wholesale price declined 57.8 cents to $1.980 per gallon. The average sales price for No. 2 fuel oil to end users decreased 20.9 cents to $3.004 per gallon, while the average wholesale price dropped 32.1 cents to $2.050 per gallon.
  • Refiner sales of No. 2 ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel rose 9.0 million gallons per day (5.8 percent) to an average of 164.1 million gallons per day in December. Total No. 2 fuel oil sales increased 600,000 gallons per day (6.7 percent) to an average of 8.9 million gallons per day.

Residual fuel oil
  • Monthly average prices for sales of residual fuel oil by refiners sustained substantial decreases in December. The retail price for low-sulfur residual fuel oil fell 37.8 cents to $1.916 per gallon, while the wholesale price declined 40.2 cents to 1.237 per gallon. Prices for high-sulfur residual fuel oil fell 23.7 cents to $1.611 per gallon at retail, while the wholesale price dropped 28.7 cents to $1.317 per gallon.
  • Refiner sales of residual fuel oil rose in December. Total sales increased 1.2 million gallons per day (9.8 percent) to an average of 13.5 million gallons per day. Low-sulfur residual fuel oil sales climbed 1.3 million gallons (53.4 percent), while high-sulfur residual fuel oil sales fell 200,000 gallons per day (2.0 percent).

Other products
  • Following the general market trend, prices for the remaining surveyed products registered considerable decreases in December. Propane, kerosene-type jet fuel, and No. 1 distillate prices declined at both the retail and wholesale levels, while prices for aviation gasoline, kerosene, and No. 4 distillate fell at wholesale.
  • December sales of propane by refiners declined at retail but increased at the wholesale level, while kerosene-type jet fuel and No. 1 distillate sales did just the opposite. Sales of aviation gasoline, kerosene, and No. 4 distillate fell at the wholesale level.



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