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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 11:39:26 AM

The Energy Information Administration released its weekly report on the status of petroleum inventories in the United States today.

Here are some highlights:

CRUDE INVENTORIES:
Crude oil inventories decreased by 0.6 million barrels to a total of 371.1 million barrels. At 371.1 million barrels, inventories are 43.6 million barrels above last year (13.3%) and are above the upper limit of the average range.

GASOLINE INVENTORIES:
Gasoline inventories increased by 3.8 million barrels to 223.1 million barrels. At 223.1 million barrels, inventories are up 5.4 million barrels, or 2.5% higher than last year. Here's how individual regions and their gasoline inventory fared last week: East Coast (+2.0mb); Midwest...

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Jkent1953
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:27:13 PM

It appears they are storing it up while it is cheap so they can sell it when the price goes up.
mabrams184
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:37:30 PM

What happen to supply and demand?
Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:42:38 PM

It's not keeping the prices from rising.
joanne_abrahams
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:10:24 AM

Happy New Year

mst150
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 8:12:36 PM

Ok
otherdave
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 6:53:59 AM

And prices rise.
kobes1
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 6:03:04 AM

Greed is everywhere
Jamer
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 6:02:35 AM

GREED, GREED, and more GREED.
scottydoesnt
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 6:01:38 AM

Apparently none of this matters, since gas is on the rise.
fillerupyeoww
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 6:00:36 AM

None of this really means much at the pump.
DrivingFool2
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:57:24 AM

Greed.
SteveMartin
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:55:15 AM

So does this mean gas prices will rise?
us412
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:48:54 AM

Fuel surplus increases along with price. WOW! But not in a good way.
epf
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:46:17 AM

All this is so mind boggling
Beau2140
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:45:55 AM

Prices should be steady or going down. Here there is an increase in prices. Greed.........
BEngr
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:43:28 AM

Thanks for the update. While there is a lot of good news, I am confused why we import and export the same product. It has to be because the refineries can made more money instead of putting the product into inventory.
stpetebp
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:43:15 AM

Speculation mixed with nothing but greed
bassakwards007
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:42:03 AM

greed
twt
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:40:01 AM

Just another example of our "Government" choking us, for another dollar.
BigDogOH
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:24:48 AM

Just wait till new fed gas tax after 1st of year!
pfone1847
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:22:11 AM

Why are the prices at the pumps going up then?
Bill100
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:19:32 AM

Rising inventories should drive prices down.
FMREALTOR
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:17:06 AM

Gasoline prices are rising sharply
no_monkey2002
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:15:51 AM

energy information administration what good are you to the people..just a waste of time..another government job that we do not need
roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:13:15 AM

A department of government that is a total waste of taxpayer dollars.
ricebike
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:12:57 AM

so does this means the prices will go DOWN?
fratt
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:06:43 AM

Playing games.
DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:04:49 AM

So gas prices should be coming down some again as we always have the big price jumps anytime prices go up.
DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:04:47 AM

So gas prices should be coming down some again as we always have the big price jumps anytime prices go up.
singlemom27
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:04:16 AM

Which should signal price reductions...but it won't!
SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:01:18 AM

Nobody can afford gasoline and even less affordable Jan 1 when Zero'BOY's taxes go up.
chuckwthompson
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:59:09 AM

Tomok squarely hit the nail on the head!
mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:50:32 AM

Gas Thirsty - Ditto
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:49:36 AM

blah, blah, and more hot air
Cableman66
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:49:22 AM

Old news.
danny999
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:42:21 AM

Inventories up and so is Comex.Now 2.80/gal.That's pushing pump prices towards the 3.40-3.45 mark in Florida.
bart_reed
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:37:26 AM

This doesn't touch the retail price.
twobroke61
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:37:07 AM

good report keep it up
tomok
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:36:20 AM

DOE reports gasoline inventories increase while refinery utilization slips, lower refinery output to start driving the price of fuel up at the pump again?
Crude oil inventories decreased, Gasoline inventories increased, Distillate inventories increased, Refinery utilization decreased 1.2% from last week numbers, Total US oil stocks are up 5.7% over last year but there are still high fuel prices at the pump. The fuel prices at the pump should be lower to help the economy recover more!
Big Oil and Big Gas sells fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices to othwer countries. 'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down!
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their personal greedy benefit.
More Refineries are Not the answer, Stop exporting fuel is!
The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon - *$3, *$3.50/gallon or *$4.00 is Not the new low!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:29:14 AM

Very good report. Keep up the good work, perhaps.
wegman
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:28:29 AM

Obamanomics = decreased demand because there will NOT be a recovery.

Election Day 2012 will teach painful lessons over the next four years.
Foxt
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:25:37 AM

Common this time of year.
Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:22:18 AM

ok...
prorodeo2012
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:07:46 AM

Odd
bobdec
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:02:32 AM

Not helping prices any
tco9436
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:00:44 AM

ok
skanytank
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:00:23 AM

Yeah, like that's gonna help prices any...just saying...
12mpgnavigator
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 3:57:29 AM

Happy Holidays everyone!
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 3:55:39 AM

Prices are still too high and will remain so.
D4444J
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 3:55:20 AM

Keep on dropping
TXryder
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 3:42:09 AM

more or less the price is always more
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