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Nigeria: Kaduna Refinery Resumes Production in Dec – NNPC

By Michael Eboh Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, disclosed yesterday that Kaduna Refinery will resume the production of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS (petrol), within the next three months. This was even as NNPC stated that it had lifted the embargo earlier placed on 113 vessels, banning them from engaging in crude oil […]

Unplanned refinery outage leads to higher Midwest gasoline prices

August 18, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: PADD is Petroleum Administration for Defense District On August 8, the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, the of 413,500 barrels per calendar day (b/d), and it is an important source of gasoline and distillate fuel oil supply to the region. Press reports indicate that the largest […]

U.S. refinery capacity reaches 18 million barrels per day

June 25, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2015 Increased refinery runs—based on increases in both capacity and utilization—have helped accommodate increases in U.S. crude oil production. The United States’ capacity to refine crude oil into petroleum products—measured as operable atmospheric crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity—increased by 0.2% in 2014, reaching 18.0 million barrels per […]

Crude by rail accounts for more than half of East Coast refinery supply in February

May 5, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: All sources are net receipts except field production. PADD is Petroleum Administration for Defense District. Monthly rail receipts of crude oil accounted for more than half (52%) of the crude oil supply to East Coast refineries in February. As U.S. and Canadian production of crude oil […]

Petroleum refinery outage in California highlights markets’ quick price reaction

February 27, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, This Week in PetroleumNote: . On February 18, an explosion and fire occurred at ExxonMobil’s refinery in Torrance, California. The Torrance refinery, the third-largest refinery in Southern California, has about 20% of the region’s capacity and is an important source of gasoline and distillate fuel oil supply […]

Regional refinery trends evolve to accommodate increased domestic crude oil production

January 15, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration Note: As of January 1, 2014, there were 133 operating refineries with atmospheric crude oil distillation units (ACDU) totaling capacity of 18.9 million barrels per stream day. Heavy capacity denotes refineries with coking capacity; light capacity denotes refineries without coking capacity. Note: . Recent rapid growth in […]

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