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Table 5.22 Refiner Sales Prices and Refiner Margins for Selected Petroleum Products, 1995-2011 (Dollars per Gallon, Excluding Taxes)
Table 5.22   Refiner Sales Prices and Refiner Margins for Selected Petroleum Products, 1995-2011
                        (Dollars 1 per Gallon, Excluding Taxes)
Product 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Sales Prices to Resellers: 2
  Aviation Gasoline
0.975 1.055 1.065 0.912 1.007 1.330 1.256 1.146 1.288 1.627 2.076 2.490 2.758 3.342 2.480 2.874 3.739
  Motor Gasoline .626 .713 .700 .526 .645 .963 .886 .828 1.002 1.288 1.670 1.969 2.182 2.586 1.767 2.165 2.867
    Unleaded Regular .593 .685 .673 .499 .620 .942 .865 .806 .981 1.269 1.654 1.950 2.161 2.570 1.747 2.146 2.847
    Unleaded Midgrade .670 .759 .749 .576 .696 1.013 .945 .885 1.061 1.340 1.708 2.016 2.245 2.610 1.784 2.185 2.893
    Unleaded Premium .722 .803 .792 .617 .726 1.055 .980 .928 1.113 1.408 1.789 2.117 2.357 2.746 1.958 2.346 3.049
  Kerosene .580 .714 .653 .465 .550 .969 .821 .752 .955 1.271 1.757 2.007 2.249 2.851 1.844 2.299 3.065
  Jet Fuel, Kerosene-Type .539 .646 .613 .450 .533 .880 .763 .716 .871 1.208 1.723 1.961 2.171 3.020 1.719 2.185 3.014
  No. 1 Distillate  .625 .751 .723 .513 .634 1.019 .883 .805 1.033 1.289 1.801 2.044 2.430 2.712 2.050 2.573 3.223
  No. 2 Distillate  .530 .653 .602 .439 .536 .896 .779 .718 .882 1.178 1.720 1.991 2.190 2.970 1.707 2.208 3.025
    No. 2 Fuel Oil .511 .639 .590 .422 .493 .886 .756 .694 .881 1.125 1.623 1.834 2.072 2.745 1.657 2.147 2.907
    No. 2 Diesel Fuel .538 .659 .606 .444 .546 .898 .775 .724 .883 1.187 1.737 2.012 2.203 2.994 1.713 2.214 3.034
  No. 4 Fuel 3 .463 .603 .551 .383 .430 .778 .697 .663 .793 1.033 1.377 1.395 1.551 2.157 1.561 W 2.801
  Residual Fuel Oil .363 .420 .387 .280 .354 .566 .476 .530 .661 .681 .971 1.136 1.350 1.866 1.342 1.697 2.336
    Sulfur <= 1 4 .383 .456 .415 .299 .382 .627 .523 .546 .728 .764 1.115 1.202 1.406 1.918 1.337 1.756 2.389
    Sulfur > 1 4 .338 .389 .366 .269 .329 .512 .428 .508 .588 .601 .842 1.085 1.314 1.843 1.344 1.679 2.316
  Propane (Consumer Grade) .344 .461 .416 .288 .342 .595 .540 .431 .607 .751 .933 1.031 1.194 1.437 .921 1.212 1.467

Sales Prices to End Users: 2
  Aviation Gasoline
1.005 1.116 1.128 .975 1.059 1.306 1.323 1.288 1.493 1.819 2.231 2.682 2.849 3.273 2.442 3.028 3.803
  Motor Gasoline .765 .847 .839 .673 .781 1.106 1.032 .947 1.156 1.435 1.829 2.128 2.345 2.775 1.888 2.301 3.050
    Unleaded Regular .717 .807 .798 .630 .742 1.073 .997 .912 1.123 1.404 1.802 2.099 2.315 2.748 1.856 2.270 3.021
    Unleaded Midgrade .808 .896 .895 .728 .835 1.168 1.100 1.010 1.218 1.499 1.893 2.213 2.438 2.879 1.997 2.416 3.165
    Unleaded Premium .890 .972 .973 .805 .906 1.242 1.175 1.088 1.305 1.596 1.992 2.320 2.552 2.965 2.122 2.536 3.283
  Kerosene .589 .740 .745 .501 .605 1.123 1.045 .990 1.224 1.160 1.957 2.244 2.263 3.283 2.675 3.063 3.616
  Jet Fuel, Kerosene-Type .540 .651 .613 .452 .543 .899 .775 .721 .872 1.207 1.735 1.998 2.165 3.052 1.704 2.201 3.054
  No. 1 Distillate  .620 .726 .689 .551 .621 .988 .902 .828 1.017 1.262 1.832 2.137 2.286 2.983 2.141 2.705 3.467
  No. 2 Distillate  .560 .680 .642 .492 .580 .934 .840 .759 .942 1.235 1.777 2.091 2.266 3.143 1.840 2.318 3.119
    No. 2 Fuel Oil .562 .673 .636 .482 .558 .927 .829 .737 .933 1.173 1.705 1.982 2.241 2.986 1.962 2.462 3.193
    No. 2 Diesel Fuel .560 .681 .642 .494 .584 .935 .842 .762 .944 1.243 1.786 2.096 2.267 3.150 1.834 2.314 3.117
  No. 4 Fuel 3 .505 .603 .565 .428 .474 .769 .679 .657 .856 1.017 W W W W W W W
  Residual Fuel Oil .392 .455 .423 .305 .374 .602 .531 .569 .698 .739 1.048 1.218 1.374 1.964 1.341 1.713 2.401
    Sulfur <= 1 4 .436 .526 .488 .354 .405 .708 .642 .640 .804 .835 1.168 1.342 1.436 2.144 1.413 1.920 2.736
    Sulfur > 1 4 .377 .433 .403 .287 .362 .566 .492 .544 .651 .692 .974 1.173 1.350 1.889 1.306 1.619 2.257
  Propane (Consumer Grade) .492 .605 .552 .405 .458 .603 .506 .419 .577 .839 1.089 1.358 1.489 1.892 1.220 1.481 1.709

Refiner Margins 5
  Motor Gasoline
.216 .220 .247 .228 .228 .290 .340 .254 .323 .408 .474 .535 .564 .330 .355 .339 .440
  Jet Fuel, Kerosene-Type .129 .153 .160 .152 .116 .207 .217 .142 .192 .328 .527 .527 .553 .764 .307 .359 .587
  No. 2 Distillate  .120 .160 .149 .141 .119 .223 .233 .144 .203 .298 .524 .557 .572 .714 .295 .382 .598
  Residual Fuel Oil -.048 -.072 -.066 -.018 -.063 -.107 -.070 -.044 -.018 -.199 -.225 -.298 -.268 -.390 -.070 -.129 -.091
  Composite 6 .181 .194 .200 .195 .189 .261 .297 .216 .281 .367 .484 .530 .553 .453 .328 .344 .481
1Prices are not adjusted for inflation.  See "Nominal Dollars" in Glossary. 6A volume weighted average of the refiner prices to resellers for aviation gasoline, kerosene-type jet
fuel, kerosene, motor gasoline, distillate fuel nos. 1, 2, and 4, and residual fuel oil.
2Sales for resale (wholesale sales) are those made to purchasers who are other than ultimate
consumers.  Sales to end users are those made directly to the ultimate consumer, including bulk
customers, such as agriculture, industry, and utilities, as well as residential and commercial customers.
W=Value withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.  
3Includes No. 4 fuel oil and No. 4 diesel fuel. Web Pages:  -  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#prices for updated monthly and annual
data.  -  See http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/ for related information.
4Sulfur content by weight. Source:  U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Marketing Monthly (April 2012), Tables 1, 2,
4, 6, and 16.
5In this table, refiner margin is the difference between the composite refiner acquisition price of crude
oil (see Table 5.21) and the price to resellers.
 
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)