Changes to Weekly Motor Gasoline Export Methodology
Released: August 17, 2011
Effective with the report for the week ending August 12, the Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) is implementing a new method to improve the estimate of weekly motor gasoline exports. The prior WPSR gasoline exports model relied on historical prices and five years of monthly export historical data collected by the U.S. Bureau of the Census to derive the weekly estimate. The new method relies on the most recently available Census data to estimate current weekly exports of motor gasoline. The WPSR models for estimating weekly exports for all other petroleum products are not being changed at this time.

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