February RBOB prices traded near unchanged during the early morning hours, as they consolidated the January rally. Some traders suggested that the bull camp was surprised by the larger than expected build in US gasoline inventories. EIA gasoline stocks rose 5.081 million barrels. They are now running 265,000 barrels below last year but 7.092 million above the five year average. Average total gasoline demand for the past four weeks was up 1.92% compared to last year but down from the previous week, which seemed to contribute to the unexpected inventory build. Additionally, gasoline imports came in at 871,000 barrels per day and where much higher than the 513,000 barrel pace during the previous week.