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Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase Prices
for Selected Crude Streams
(Dollars per Barrel)

Year/MonthAlaska North SlopeCalifornia Kern RiverCalifornia Midway-SunsetHeavy Louisiana SweetLouisiana Light Sweet
1994 9.77 11.65 11.79 - -
1995 11.12 13.59 13.37 - -
1996 15.32 15.97 15.70 - -
1997 14.84 15.02 14.88 - -
1998 8.47 8.59 8.48 - -
1999 12.46 14.02 12.22 - -
2000 23.62 23.88 23.56 - -
2001 18.18 19.03 19.50 - -
2002 19.37 19.80 22.81 - -
2003
January 24.92 W 27.62 - -
February 28.21 W 30.73 - -
March 26.73 W 29.94 - -
April 21.83 W 23.18 - -
May 21.50 W 23.50 - -
June 22.83 25.86 27.03 - -
July 23.40 25.92 26.78 - -
August 23.09 26.73 28.23 - -
September 21.99 23.51 24.99 - -
October 22.63 24.85 25.90 - -
November 23.16 25.07 24.75 - -
December 24.95 26.58 25.34 - -
2003 Average 23.78 25.24 26.67 - -
2004
January 26.29 28.67 28.32 31.55 31.85
February 27.55 29.21 28.84 33.62 34.02
March 29.60 31.08 30.82 34.06 35.21
April 30.25 30.73 30.56 35.54 35.72
May 32.69 34.24 34.01 35.77 37.35
June 31.27 32.11 31.78 36.77 36.14
July 33.68 34.11 33.88 37.07 37.88
August 35.86 37.42 37.34 39.14 41.65
September 36.55 35.87 36.33 41.45 44.37
October 42.08 41.32 41.89 43.77 48.92
November 38.39 36.11 37.47 45.79 51.95
December 34.47 29.92 31.15 45.27 47.54
2004 Average 33.03 33.42 33.74 37.78 40.24
2005
January 35.26 32.94 34.41 42.32 42.90
February 38.73 33.91 40.04 44.33 44.61
March 43.59 40.97 42.14 47.84 49.87
April 43.92 39.19 41.14 51.20 50.11
May 41.74 37.50 38.46 49.22 46.95
June 46.35 44.92 45.61 49.60 51.33
July 50.01 48.29 48.85 54.12 54.83
August 55.84 54.83 55.25 58.27 59.53
September 56.88 55.41 55.83 61.95 61.56
October 54.67 52.48 52.78 61.10 60.23
November 50.39 47.89 48.40 58.58 56.10
December 50.36 48.43 49.03 56.44 55.73
2005 Average 47.31 44.67 45.93 51.61 51.95
2006
January 53.07 54.08 54.89 57.24 60.27
February 54.17 50.34 49.79 58.66 59.28
March 53.37 51.17 50.51 60.62 58.96
April 60.11 58.60 57.90 63.84 65.38
May 62.12 59.71 58.98 68.40 67.69
June 62.94 60.12 59.38 67.08 68.24
July 64.73 63.58 62.91 70.21 71.03
August 63.91 62.14 61.52 71.97 71.83
September 57.98 53.26 52.26 66.89 65.86
October 50.62 47.99 47.42 59.38 58.62
November 49.03 47.80 47.28 56.45 56.97
December 51.58 51.20 50.57 58.95 59.56
2006 Average 56.97 55.05 54.59 63.41 64.04
2007
January 46.79 43.83 43.29 57.21 56.91
February 48.48 49.18 48.32 56.36 58.11
March 51.04 50.30 49.67 58.77 59.56
April 55.05 54.64 53.44 61.77 63.12
May 57.08 54.70 53.70 65.00 65.60
June 61.02 58.85 57.87 66.88 68.71
July 62.26 65.83 64.80 72.28 75.70
August 65.48 63.27 63.02 72.42 75.30
September 70.67 68.82 68.25 74.16 78.17
October 77.29 75.04 74.43 79.59 83.90
November 82.55 83.48 82.91 87.06 92.23
December 83.08 79.92 79.30 90.80 90.81
2007 Average 63.40 62.14 61.62 70.00 72.93
2008
January 83.08 81.05 80.54 92.65 94.57
February 86.82 82.70 82.17 94.17 96.45
March 95.24 93.19 92.59 99.44 105.46
April 104.64 100.84 100.02 107.74 112.53

Source: Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_dfp2_k_m.htm

Key

Dash (-) = No data reported.

W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.

Notes

In January 2004, new crude streams were added and selected crude streams were discontinued for California, Gulf Coast, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Values shown for the current month are preliminary. Values shown for previous months are revised. Data are final upon publication in the Petroleum Marketing Annual.

EIA Source: Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-182, "Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase Report."

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