Crude inputs on the East Coast increased by 214,000 barrels to 1.09 million last week, the highest level since Dec. 9, the Energy Department reported. Stockpiles of gasoline grew 1 million barrels to 21.4 million in the Central Atlantic region, which includes New York Harbor. That’s the sharpest rise since July 15.
The premium for conventional, 87-octane gasoline declined 3.5 cents to 18 cents a gallon over futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 2 p.m. Prompt delivery dropped 11.43 cents to $3.0213 a gallon.
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