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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
27 29 30 29 30 31 1982-2020
Operating
26 29 29 29 29 30 1982-2020
Idle
1 0 1 0 1 1 1982-2020
Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Capacity
             
Operable (Barrels per Calendar Day)
5,233,747 5,452,250 5,671,490 5,701,414 5,787,494 5,855,529 1982-2020
Operating
5,191,747 5,452,250 5,628,990 5,701,414 5,752,494 5,820,529 1982-2020
Idle
42,000 0 42,500 0 35,000 35,000 1982-2020
Operable (Barrels per Stream Day)
5,610,000 5,841,700 6,025,900 6,107,300 6,196,000 6,217,800 1982-2020
Operating
5,560,000 5,841,700 5,975,900 6,107,300 6,158,000 6,179,800 1982-2020
Idle
50,000 0 50,000 0 38,000 38,000 1982-2020
Downstream Charge Capacity (Barrels per Stream Day)
             
Vacuum Distillation
2,574,000 2,605,000 2,611,200 2,615,200 2,630,700 2,631,000 1982-2020
Thermal Cracking
934,180 935,080 935,580 943,080 952,980 955,707 1982-2020
Total Coking
934,180 935,080 935,580 943,080 952,980 955,707 1987-2020
Delayed Coking
892,180 893,080 893,580 901,080 910,980 913,707 1987-2020
Fluid Coking
42,000 42,000 42,000 42,000 42,000 42,000 1987-2020
Visbreaking
0 0 0 0 0 0 1987-2020
Other (Including Gas Oil)
0 0 0 0 0 0 1987-2020
Catalytic Cracking - Fresh Feed
1,828,505 1,842,450 1,779,200 1,791,200 1,795,190 1,791,190 1982-2020
Catalytic Cracking - Recycle Feed
25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 13,000 13,000 1982-2020
Catalytic Hydro-Cracking
692,400 696,300 733,100 743,700 760,600 764,100 1982-2020
Distillate
250,900 251,300 246,300 250,300 250,300 250,300 2006-2020
Gas Oil
366,500 370,000 411,800 409,900 425,800 429,300 2004-2020
Residual
75,000 75,000 75,000 83,500 84,500 84,500 2004-2020
Catalytic Reforming
1,076,880 1,077,480 1,085,980 1,090,980 1,084,480 1,087,080 1982-2020
Low Pressure
960,600 962,200 970,700 975,700 979,200 981,800 1987-2020
High Pressure
116,280 115,280 115,280 115,280 105,280 105,280 1987-2020
Catalytic Hydrotreating/Desulfurization
5,606,530 5,682,855 5,726,155 5,733,355 5,820,770 5,781,820 1982-2020
Naphtha/Reformer Feed
1,396,390 1,400,590 1,411,590 1,408,490 1,405,590 1,424,090 1987-2020
Gasoline
952,700 985,500 1,054,800 1,058,100 1,117,220 1,116,180 2004-2020
Heavy Gas Oil
946,140 949,740 918,240 921,240 1,033,640 980,140 1987-2020
Distillate Fuel Oil
1,955,500 1,984,725 2,011,825 2,015,825 2,043,620 2,044,410 1987-2020
Kerosene/Jet Fuel
635,700 628,800 629,700 628,700 630,200 629,700 2004-2020
Diesel Fuel
1,258,800 1,294,925 1,366,125 1,371,125 1,397,420 1,398,710 2004-2020
Other Distillate
61,000 61,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 2004-2020
Residual Fuel Oil/Other
355,800 362,300 329,700 329,700 220,700 217,000 1987-2020
Residual Fuel Oil
233,500 233,500 184,000 184,000 75,000 75,000 2004-2020
Other
122,300 128,800 145,700 145,700 145,700 142,000 2004-2020
Fuels Solvent Deasphalting
166,000 166,000 166,000 166,000 168,000 168,000 1987-2020
Downstream Charge Capacity (Barrels per Calendar Day)
             
Catalytic Reforming
994,485 991,641 1,010,150 1,013,263 1,014,240 1,027,540 2010-2020
Total Coking
848,599 849,441 865,820 864,320 864,862 887,181 1987-2020
Catalytic Cracking - Fresh Feed
1,686,631 1,716,896 1,664,297 1,672,198 1,694,432 1,669,758 1987-2020
Catalytic Hydro-Cracking
643,320 633,089 676,140 687,419 707,200 708,760 1987-2020
- = 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: 6/22/2020
Next Release Date: 6/18/2021