The most recent weekly U.S. Energy Department ("DOE") petroleum
inventory assessment, issued Feb. 23, 2012, reported an increase in
oil inventories rose 1.633 million barrels. Gasoline inventories
fell by 649,000 barrels and distillate product stocks fell by 208,000
barrels. The largest gasoline inventory decline was in the
Coast region. Gasoline product stocks in the Atlantic Coast region
showed an increase of 2.2 million barrels which put Atlantic Coast
inventories above the five-year average inventory level.