U.S. Refiners

EIA’s Estimates of Gasoline Sales – How Did it Get So Late So Soon?

A few weeks ago I posted an article detailing EPA’s continued tardiness in issuing the 2014 RFS volumes. Today, I’d like to draw attention to similar problems with the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

/ October 17, 2014

Setting the Record Straight – U.S. Refineries Quickly Adjusting to a Changing U.S. Crude Supply

Writers have their bad days, and Reuters’ Market Analyst John Kemp apparently had one when he penned US refineries fast running out of flexibility on crude. Confusion, or a lack of understanding of the refining industry, is evident throughout Kemp’s...

/ October 10, 2014

U.S. Refiners Continue to Absorb Increasing U.S. Crude Production

The most recent Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Short Term Energy Outlook shows that, in 2014 and 2015, U.S. refineries are absorbing the increasing U.S. crude oil production not only by continuing to replace crude oil imports with U.S. supply, but also...

/ August 18, 2014

Papers Can’t Handle the Truth: Refiners Have a Handle on Crude

Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.”  In the case of lifting the restrictions on crude oil exports Mr. Twain would be right. Recent op-eds in the New...

/ August 13, 2014