Motor gasoline supply and consumption are balanced through changes in motor gasoline stocks. Motor gasoline stocks in the United States, average about 200 billion barrels. The recent high of motor gasoline stocks was in the week of June 29 of this year, when the system prepared to meet higher demand in the summer. Since then the stocks have decreased. However, in the end of November motor gasoline stocks had increased to 212 billion barrels, the highest since the peak of June 29. In the beginning of January, motor gasoline stocks had decreased to 210 billion barrels.
|Motor Gasoline Stocks (thousands of barrels)||4-Jan-02||11-Jan-02|
|Percent change from previous week||-0.09||1.34|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Weekly Petroleum Status Report, January 2002, Available at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/info_glance/gasoline.html