|SGasoline import sources can be grouped based
on several important attributes
|SThe US is a major market for the refineries in
Atlantic Canada and the Hovensa refinery in the Virgin Islands, and to a
lesser extent the Venezuelan export refineries.
|SWestern Europe has become a growing source of
US gasoline as the US has been the market to absorb their excess gasoline
production resulting from the growth of diesel demand in Europe.
|SThus, the economic relationship weakens as the
distance between source and market increases and also where other markets are
available to compete for the gasoline exports of the source country.