Tampa, FL – AAA says in its latest petroleum status report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed that gas demand increased by 336,000 b/d to 9.8 million b/d.
This latest rate is 158,000 b/d higher than the first week of September 2018, which is surprising as demand generally slows post-Labor Day.
EIA’s data also showed that total domestic gasoline stocks fell by 700,000 bbl to 228.9 million bbl last week.
Although demand rebounded to a level seen during a typical summer, cheap crude prices have helped to keep the national average mostly steady this week and 27 cents cheaper than a year ago.
Since Monday, the national average for regular unleaded gasoline has increased by a penny to $2.57.
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