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 2001, when the system prepared to meet higher demand in the summer. Since then the stocks have decreased. In the beginning of May, motor gasoline stocks increased to 217 billion barrels from May, but was still a decrease from the high of June 29, 2001.
|Motor Gasoline Stocks (thousands of barrels)||3-May-02||10-May-02|
|Percent change from previous week||1.02||1.45|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Weekly Petroleum Status Report, April 2002, Available at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/info_glance/gasoline.html