Gasoline demand fell 218,000 barrels per day to 8.988 million
bpd in February, according to the EIA's petroleum supply monthly
January demand for gasoline fell 1.9 percent from last year, EIA
U.S. refiners have said weather issues cut demand early this
year. They still expect gasoline demand will rise modestly from
last year's record levels, executives said in an earnings calls
U.S. total oil demand in February fell 2.5 percent, or 492,000
bpd from a year ago, to 19.18 million bpd, EIA data showed.
The growth in total oil demand was also hurt by weaker February
distillate demand, which fell by 1.4 percent, or 54,000 bpd, to
3.905 million bpd compared with last year, the data showed.
(Reporting By Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by David Gregorio)
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