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Number and Capacity of Petroleum Refineries
Area: Period:
 Annual (as of January 1) 
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Number of Operable Refineries
             
Total Number of Operable Refineries
141 135 135 135 129 130 1982-2022
Operating
137 135 132 131 124 125 1982-2022
Idle
4 0 3 4 5 5 1982-2022
Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Capacity
             
Operable (Barrels per Calendar Day)
18,617,027 18,598,497 18,802,435 18,976,085 18,089,600 17,943,810 1982-2022
Operating
18,314,127 18,566,897 18,692,335 18,548,985 17,681,500 17,789,010 1982-2022
Idle
302,900 31,600 110,100 427,100 408,100 154,800 1982-2022
Operable (Barrels per Stream Day)
19,799,819 19,794,494 19,960,558 20,092,219 19,160,469 18,948,643 1982-2022
Operating
19,473,319 19,761,494 19,833,258 19,634,219 18,722,969 18,768,643 1982-2022
Idle
326,500 33,000 127,300 458,000 437,500 180,000 1982-2022
Downstream Charge Capacity (Barrels per Stream Day)
             
Vacuum Distillation
9,125,573 9,076,249 9,121,143 9,170,843 8,709,943 8,583,073 1982-2022
Thermal Cracking
2,993,665 3,022,665 3,045,665 3,069,062 2,993,662 2,959,732 1982-2022
Total Coking
2,967,065 2,996,065 3,017,865 3,041,262 2,965,862 2,931,932 1987-2022
Delayed Coking
2,808,165 2,837,165 2,859,365 2,882,762 2,807,362 2,773,432 1987-2022
Fluid Coking
158,900 158,900 158,500 158,500 158,500 158,500 1987-2022
Visbreaking
16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 1987-2022
Other (Including Gas Oil)
10,600 10,600 11,800 11,800 11,800 11,800 1987-2022
Catalytic Cracking - Fresh Feed
6,007,472 6,031,195 5,985,885 5,988,485 5,600,185 5,502,162 1982-2022
Catalytic Cracking - Recycle Feed
75,690 76,890 61,890 61,890 57,890 48,890 1982-2022
Catalytic Hydro-Cracking
2,421,300 2,462,360 2,490,450 2,505,000 2,417,000 2,427,400 1982-2022
Distillate
682,500 708,700 733,450 735,700 736,700 743,200 2004-2022
Gas Oil
1,609,300 1,615,660 1,618,000 1,630,300 1,595,800 1,599,700 2004-2022
Residual
129,500 138,000 139,000 139,000 84,500 84,500 2004-2022
Catalytic Reforming
3,749,813 3,801,313 3,810,013 3,809,028 3,605,628 3,571,488 1982-2022
Low Pressure
2,675,590 2,685,790 2,698,290 2,708,790 2,641,490 2,603,100 1987-2022
High Pressure
1,074,223 1,115,523 1,111,723 1,100,238 964,138 968,388 1987-2022
Catalytic Hydrotreating/Desulfurization
17,621,484 17,697,204 17,794,574 17,925,514 17,190,724 16,996,035 1982-2022
Naphtha/Reformer Feed
4,650,491 4,649,691 4,642,191 4,686,141 4,623,591 4,607,311 1987-2022
Gasoline
2,905,437 2,952,227 3,042,497 3,164,957 2,985,157 2,920,358 2004-2022
Heavy Gas Oil
2,919,338 2,857,938 2,988,338 2,936,748 2,835,948 2,838,448 1987-2022
Distillate Fuel Oil
6,563,086 6,654,216 6,648,448 6,659,068 6,248,428 6,131,318 1987-2022
Kerosene/Jet Fuel
1,574,550 1,616,850 1,626,028 1,643,328 1,587,328 1,564,428 2004-2022
Diesel Fuel
4,472,886 4,521,716 4,580,230 4,580,050 4,401,500 4,307,200 2004-2022
Other Distillate
515,650 515,650 442,190 435,690 259,600 259,690 2004-2022
Residual Fuel Oil/Other
583,132 583,132 473,100 478,600 497,600 498,600 1987-2022
Residual Fuel Oil
196,500 196,500 88,500 88,500 88,500 88,500 2004-2022
Other
386,632 386,632 384,600 390,100 409,100 410,100 2004-2022
Fuels Solvent Deasphalting
393,050 393,050 395,050 395,750 396,250 397,250 1987-2022
Downstream Charge Capacity (Barrels per Calendar Day)
             
Catalytic Reforming
3,419,464 3,463,906 3,487,295 3,509,171 3,320,353 3,285,715 2010-2022
Total Coking
2,689,470 2,719,950 2,762,557 2,793,506 2,702,906 2,673,997 1987-2022
Catalytic Cracking - Fresh Feed
5,530,482 5,552,991 5,577,090 5,573,398 5,189,568 5,089,089 1987-2022
Catalytic Hydro-Cracking
2,220,779 2,245,934 2,284,833 2,296,131 2,219,689 2,237,826 1987-2022
- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Notes: Idle refineries represent refineries where distillation units were completely idle but not permanently shutdown as of January 1 of the year.  See Definitions, Sources, and Notes link above for more information on this table.
Release Date: 6/21/2022
Next Release Date: 6/16/2023