For all the fear of lofty prices curbing demand, U.S. consumption of petroleum products rebounded for the week ended April 22 and producers maintained output at elevated levels by pandemic-era standards, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday.

Demand climbed 4% week/week to 19.8 million b/d. It marked the second consecutive weekly gain after a slump that spanned late March and early April amid the high prices for gasoline and other fuels during Russia’s war in Ukraine. U.S. gasoline prices hit a record in March, according to AAA.

Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 19.4 million b/d, down 2% from the same period in 2021, EIA’s latest Weekly Petroleum Status Report showed.

Over that span, motor gasoline product supplied...