Bloomberg the Company

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Follow Us

Industry Products

Gulf Gasoline Falls as Refiners Boost Rates and Stocks Advance

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Gasoline weakened on the Gulf Coast as refiners increased rates and inventories rose to the highest level since September 2011.

Gasoline inventories on the Gulf Coast, or PADD 3 region, rose 2.47 million barrels last week to 77.3 million, the highest level since September 2011, according to Energy Department data. PADD 3 refiners used 95.2 percent of capacity, higher than the national average of 90.6 percent.

Reformulated gasoline on the Gulf Coast fell 2 cents to 20.25 cents below futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 1:52 p.m., the lowest level since Oct. 30.

“This is tied to refinery utilization being up,” said Lewis Adam, president of ADMO Energy LLC, a supply consultant in Kansas City, Missouri. “They’re running them hard. And gasoline doesn’t have anyplace to go from the Gulf. It’s just not the season for gasoline.”

To contact the reporters on this story: Barbara J Powell in Dallas at bpowell4@bloomberg.net; Joshua Falk in New York at jfalk19@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Stets at dstets@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.