During the first half of 2016, U.S. gross crude oil imports increased by 528,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 7%, compared to the first half of 2015. This increase reverses a multiyear trend of decreasing U.S. crude oil imports as a result of increasing U.S. production. East Coast crude oil imports, which are reported as imports to Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) 1, were up the most, rising by 244,000 b/d (41%) compared with the first half of 2015. Crude imports increased in all other regions except the Rocky Mountain region (Figure 1). …
Source: This Week in Petroleum