|SNet imports of gasoline and gasoline blending
components supplied about 8 percent of U.S. gasoline demand in 2003.
|SThese imports come mainly to the East Coast,
where they met 24% of East Coast (PADD 1) demand in 2003.
|SToday, we depend on gasoline imports. During the peak summer months, they are
about 1 million barrels per day, which is beyond our refinery system’s
ability to produce.
|SBut will these imports continue to be
available and grow to help meet increasing U.S. demand?