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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
141 141 135 135 135 129 1982-2021
Operating
139 137 135 132 131 124 1982-2021
Idle
2 4 0 3 4 5 1982-2021
Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Capacity
             
Operable (Barrels per Calendar Day)
18,317,036 18,617,027 18,598,497 18,802,435 18,976,085 18,127,700 1982-2021
Operating
18,165,136 18,314,127 18,566,897 18,692,335 18,548,985 17,719,600 1982-2021
Idle
151,900 302,900 31,600 110,100 427,100 408,100 1982-2021
Operable (Barrels per Stream Day)
19,507,602 19,799,819 19,794,494 19,960,558 20,092,219 19,160,469 1982-2021
Operating
19,345,102 19,473,319 19,761,494 19,833,258 19,634,219 18,722,969 1982-2021
Idle
162,500 326,500 33,000 127,300 458,000 437,500 1982-2021
Downstream Charge Capacity (Barrels per Stream Day)
             
Vacuum Distillation
9,073,285 9,125,573 9,076,249 9,121,143 9,170,843 8,709,943 1982-2021
Thermal Cracking
2,983,265 2,993,665 3,022,665 3,045,665 3,069,062 2,993,662 1982-2021
Total Coking
2,956,665 2,967,065 2,996,065 3,017,865 3,041,262 2,965,862 1987-2021
Delayed Coking
2,797,765 2,808,165 2,837,165 2,859,365 2,882,762 2,807,362 1987-2021
Fluid Coking
158,900 158,900 158,900 158,500 158,500 158,500 1987-2021
Visbreaking
16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 1987-2021
Other (Including Gas Oil)
10,600 10,600 10,600 11,800 11,800 11,800 1987-2021
Catalytic Cracking - Fresh Feed
6,052,183 6,007,472 6,031,195 5,985,885 5,988,485 5,600,185 1982-2021
Catalytic Cracking - Recycle Feed
75,690 75,690 76,890 61,890 61,890 57,890 1982-2021
Catalytic Hydro-Cracking
2,317,600 2,421,300 2,462,360 2,490,450 2,505,000 2,417,000 1982-2021
Distillate
687,400 682,500 708,700 733,450 735,700 736,700 2004-2021
Gas Oil
1,503,200 1,609,300 1,615,660 1,618,000 1,630,300 1,595,800 2004-2021
Residual
127,000 129,500 138,000 139,000 139,000 84,500 2004-2021
Catalytic Reforming
3,743,063 3,749,813 3,801,313 3,810,013 3,809,028 3,605,628 1982-2021
Low Pressure
2,658,740 2,675,590 2,685,790 2,698,290 2,708,790 2,641,490 1987-2021
High Pressure
1,084,323 1,074,223 1,115,523 1,111,723 1,100,238 964,138 1987-2021
Catalytic Hydrotreating/Desulfurization
17,482,804 17,621,484 17,697,204 17,794,574 17,925,514 17,190,724 1982-2021
Naphtha/Reformer Feed
4,614,073 4,650,491 4,649,691 4,642,191 4,686,141 4,623,591 1987-2021
Gasoline
2,773,434 2,905,437 2,952,227 3,042,497 3,164,957 2,985,157 2004-2021
Heavy Gas Oil
2,971,838 2,919,338 2,857,938 2,988,338 2,936,748 2,835,948 1987-2021
Distillate Fuel Oil
6,508,211 6,563,086 6,654,216 6,648,448 6,659,068 6,248,428 1987-2021
Kerosene/Jet Fuel
1,570,850 1,574,550 1,616,850 1,626,028 1,643,328 1,587,328 2004-2021
Diesel Fuel
4,375,906 4,472,886 4,521,716 4,580,230 4,580,050 4,401,500 2004-2021
Other Distillate
561,455 515,650 515,650 442,190 435,690 259,600 2004-2021
Residual Fuel Oil/Other
615,248 583,132 583,132 473,100 478,600 497,600 1987-2021
Residual Fuel Oil
246,000 196,500 196,500 88,500 88,500 88,500 2004-2021
Other
369,248 386,632 386,632 384,600 390,100 409,100 2004-2021
Fuels Solvent Deasphalting
370,550 393,050 393,050 395,050 395,750 396,250 1987-2021
Downstream Charge Capacity (Barrels per Calendar Day)
             
Catalytic Reforming
3,385,049 3,419,464 3,463,906 3,487,295 3,509,171 3,320,353 2010-2021
Total Coking
2,650,839 2,689,470 2,719,950 2,762,557 2,793,506 2,702,906 1987-2021
Catalytic Cracking - Fresh Feed
5,596,552 5,530,482 5,552,991 5,577,090 5,573,398 5,189,568 1987-2021
Catalytic Hydro-Cracking
2,121,715 2,220,779 2,245,934 2,284,833 2,296,131 2,219,689 1987-2021
- = 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: 6/25/2021
Next Release Date: 6/17/2022