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US guzzles less oil, imports plummet in April

By With Analysis from Monitor Correspondents around the world, Edited by Debra K. Piot / May 16, 1980

New York

Americans cut their demand for petroleum products by 6.9 percent in april as the nation's oil production rose and crude imports plummeted, the American Petroleum Institute reported Thursday. The oil industry trade association said domestic demand for gasoline fell 8.1 percent in April from year-earlier levels. US deliveries of unleaded gasoline climbed by 7.3 percent in April, however, in keeping with a long-term trend.

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