The U.S. Oil Refining Industry: Background in Changing Markets and Fuel Policies

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This report begins by looking at the current production capacity of the oil refineries operating in the United States, and the sources and changes in crude oil supply. It then examines the changing characteristics of petroleum and petroleum product markets and identifies the effects of these changes on the refining industry. The report concludes with discussion of the policy and regulatory factors that are likely to affect the structure and performance of the industry during the next decade.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 22, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Andrews, Anthony

Specialist in Energy and Defense Policy

Creator (Author):
Pirog, Robert

Specialist in Energy Economics

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Sherlock, Molly F.

Analyst in Economics

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: November 22, 2010
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United States
Description:

This report begins by looking at the current production capacity of the oil refineries operating in the United States, and the sources and changes in crude oil supply. It then examines the changing characteristics of petroleum and petroleum product markets and identifies the effects of these changes on the refining industry. The report concludes with discussion of the policy and regulatory factors that are likely to affect the structure and performance of the industry during the next decade.

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39 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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