The American Petroleum Institute reported demand for oil in February fell to the lowest level for the month in 20 years, according to Bloomberg News.
Total petroleum deliveries fell 4.1% from a year earlier to 18 million barrels a day, the lowest February level since 1993, Bloomberg reported.
The price of regular retail gasoline averaged $3.786 a gallon nationwide on Feb. 26, the highest for the month going back to 2004, according to Bloomberg.
Ultra-low-sulfur diesel use, the type used in trucking, fell 6.1% to 3.21 million barrels a day.
Distillate fuel use, which includes diesel and heating oil, fell 7.3% from a year earlier to 3.69 million barrels a day, Bloomberg said.