May 28, 2022

New Reference Resource: Data: U.S. Energy Information Administration Releases “What Drives Petroleum Product Prices” Website

From the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA):

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the What Drives Petroleum Product Prices website that identifies and tracks several fundamental and financial market factors that influence spot and futures prices of gasoline and distillate, the two most consumed petroleum products in the United States.

This website offers charts that highlight changes in consumption, production, inventories, and trade, mostly related to the U.S. domestic market along with some charts that include global indicators.

The website, a complement to the existing What Drives Crude Oil Prices website, will be updated monthly in conjunction with the Short-Term Energy Outlook.


In addition to [several] charts, the What Drives Petroleum Product Prices website enables users to track the relationship between gasoline and distillate prices and inventory levels, to see which regions in the United States primarily import or export these products, and to compare open interest and volume in gasoline and distillate futures contracts.

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