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Oil company proved reserves additions in 2017 were most since 2013 while expenditures were about half July 20, 2018

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Low inventories and supply developments are affecting Asian residual fuel oil prices June 29, 2017

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U.S. ethanol production capacity continues to increase June 28, 2017

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U.S. exports of crude oil and petroleum products have more than doubled since 2010 June 27, 2017

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U.S. exports of crude oil and petroleum products rising, but trends vary across products June 21, 2017

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Growing octane needs widen the price difference between premium and regular gasoline June 21, 2017

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U.S. refineries are running at record-high levels June 20, 2017

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Global oil markets expected to tighten in third quarter 2017, then loosen through 2018 June 15, 2017

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Growing octane needs widen the price spread between premium and regular gasoline June 14, 2017

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Markets expected to tighten in the third quarter of 2017, then loosen through 2018 June 7, 2017

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Gasoline prices ahead of Memorial Day are higher than 2016, but second lowest since 2009 May 26, 2017

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Stable crude prices, weaker demand, and high inventories moderate gasoline prices heading into Memorial Day May 24, 2017

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OPEC net oil revenues in 2016 were the lowest since 2004 May 19, 2017

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Indian liquid fuels consumption declined in the first quarter of 2017 but is beginning to recover May 17, 2017

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Oil-fired power plants provide small amounts of U.S. electricity capacity and generation May 16, 2017

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Petroleum product exports from the U.S. Central Atlantic states were unusually high in February May 15, 2017

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Fuel economy improvements projected to reduce future gasoline use despite recent changes in vehicle sales mix May 10, 2017

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Flows of gasoline and diesel into the Midwest fall as demand flattens and production grows May 10, 2017

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New pipeline infrastructure should accommodate expected rise in Permian oil production May 9, 2017

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Petroleum product exports from the U.S. Central Atlantic states were unusually high in February May 3, 2017

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Inflows of gasoline and diesel into the Midwest fall as demand flattens and production grows April 26, 2017

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Permian Basin oil production and resource assessments continue to increase April 26, 2017

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New pipeline capacity and other infrastructure changes can accommodate increasing Permian crude oil production April 19, 2017

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The API gravity of crude oil produced in the U.S. varies widely across states April 19, 2017

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Retail gasoline prices this summer are expected to be slightly higher than in 2016 April 12, 2017

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Gulf of Mexico crude oil production, already at annual high, expected to keep increasing April 12, 2017

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U.S. crude oil imports increased in 2016 April 11, 2017

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More Chinese crude oil imports coming from non-OPEC countries April 5, 2017

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U.S. oil producers increased investment in fourth quarter of 2016 April 3, 2017

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Increase in rail shipments of propane, butane to West Coast offsets decreasing production March 30, 2017

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U.S. crude oil exports went to more destinations in 2016 March 28, 2017

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U.S. crude oil exports went to more destinations in 2016 March 22, 2017

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Despite growth late in the year, U.S. crude oil production decreased in 2016 while both imports and exports increased March 20, 2017

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Increasing exports contribute to large draw on propane inventories this winter March 17, 2017

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U.S. ethanol exports rise 26% in 2016 to second-highest level on record March 16, 2017

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Despite growth late in the year, U.S. crude oil production decreased in 2016 while both imports and exports increased March 15, 2017

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Midwest, Rocky Mountain regions' production of transportation fuels meeting more of demand March 15, 2017

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Another type of crude oil to be included in calculation of the Brent price benchmark March 10, 2017

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Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions are increasingly self-sufficient in production of transportation fuels March 8, 2017

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U.S. crude oil and natural gas production both fell in 2016 March 8, 2017

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Planned refinery outages through first half of the year not expected to constrain availability of transportation fuels March 1, 2017

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Canada is the United States’ largest partner for energy trade March 1, 2017

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U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq recently increased, but may decline soon February 24, 2017

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U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq combined recently approached five-year high, but are expected to decline February 23, 2017

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China’s use of methanol in liquid fuels has grown rapidly since 2000 February 23, 2017

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U.S. crude oil production increases following higher drilling activity February 21, 2017

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