Total petroleum deliveries increased 2.4% from September 2016. These September deliveries were the highest September deliveries in a decade. For the third quarter 2017, total petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, increased 2.1% from the same period last year to nearly 20.4 million barrels per day. For year to date 2017, total domestic petroleum deliveries increased 1.2% compared to the same period last year.
Gasoline deliveries in September were down from the prior month, the prior year, and the prior year to date, but were up from the prior year’s third quarter. Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer gasoline demand, moved down 1.5% from August and down 0.8% from September 2016 to 9.4 million barrels per day–but remained the second highest September deliveries on record.