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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
143 142 140 141 141 135 1982-2018
Operating
139 139 137 139 137 135 1982-2018
Idle
4 3 3 2 4 0 1982-2018
Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Capacity
             
Operable (Barrels per Calendar Day)
17,823,659 17,924,630 17,967,088 18,317,036 18,617,027 18,598,497 1982-2018
Operating
16,775,658 17,730,200 17,767,588 18,165,136 18,314,127 18,566,897 1982-2018
Idle
1,048,001 194,430 199,500 151,900 302,900 31,600 1982-2018
Operable (Barrels per Stream Day)
18,971,643 19,064,210 19,134,102 19,507,602 19,799,819 19,794,494 1982-2018
Operating
17,863,443 18,853,210 18,916,102 19,345,102 19,473,319 19,761,494 1982-2018
Idle
1,108,200 211,000 218,000 162,500 326,500 33,000 1982-2018
Downstream Charge Capacity (Barrels per Stream Day)
             
Vacuum Distillation
8,938,093 8,987,443 8,979,485 9,073,285 9,125,573 9,076,249 1982-2018
Thermal Cracking
2,877,456 2,958,556 2,974,508 2,983,265 2,993,665 3,022,665 1982-2018
Total Coking
2,850,856 2,931,956 2,947,908 2,956,665 2,967,065 2,996,065 1987-2018
Delayed Coking
2,691,956 2,773,056 2,789,008 2,797,765 2,808,165 2,837,165 1987-2018
Fluid Coking
158,900 158,900 158,900 158,900 158,900 158,900 1987-2018
Visbreaking
16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 1987-2018
Other (Including Gas Oil)
10,600 10,600 10,600 10,600 10,600 10,600 1987-2018
Catalytic Cracking - Fresh Feed
6,089,366 6,031,866 6,012,478 6,052,183 6,007,472 6,031,195 1982-2018
Catalytic Cracking - Recycle Feed
84,390 75,890 75,890 75,690 75,690 76,890 1982-2018
Catalytic Hydro-Cracking
2,080,700 2,208,231 2,305,400 2,317,600 2,421,300 2,462,360 1982-2018
Distillate
621,300 686,131 687,000 687,400 682,500 708,700 2004-2018
Gas Oil
1,337,400 1,400,100 1,491,400 1,503,200 1,609,300 1,615,660 2004-2018
Residual
122,000 122,000 127,000 127,000 129,500 138,000 2004-2018
Catalytic Reforming
3,758,347 3,759,323 3,740,763 3,743,063 3,749,813 3,801,313 1982-2018
Low Pressure
2,486,550 2,541,250 2,615,750 2,658,740 2,675,590 2,685,790 1987-2018
High Pressure
1,271,797 1,218,073 1,125,013 1,084,323 1,074,223 1,115,523 1987-2018
Catalytic Hydrotreating/Desulfurization
16,860,186 17,094,540 17,323,829 17,482,804 17,621,484 17,697,204 1982-2018
Naphtha/Reformer Feed
4,522,347 4,564,683 4,595,573 4,614,073 4,650,491 4,649,691 1987-2018
Gasoline
2,582,182 2,639,235 2,727,384 2,773,434 2,905,437 2,952,227 2004-2018
Heavy Gas Oil
2,895,938 2,949,638 2,972,438 2,971,838 2,919,338 2,857,938 1987-2018
Distillate Fuel Oil
6,237,071 6,348,036 6,420,486 6,508,211 6,563,086 6,654,216 1987-2018
Kerosene/Jet Fuel
1,544,850 1,539,250 1,563,850 1,570,850 1,574,550 1,616,850 2004-2018
Diesel Fuel
4,108,581 4,251,931 4,297,181 4,375,906 4,472,886 4,521,716 2004-2018
Other Distillate
583,640 556,855 559,455 561,455 515,650 515,650 2004-2018
Residual Fuel Oil/Other
622,648 592,948 607,948 615,248 583,132 583,132 1987-2018
Residual Fuel Oil
246,000 246,000 246,000 246,000 196,500 196,500 2004-2018
Other
376,648 346,948 361,948 369,248 386,632 386,632 2004-2018
Fuels Solvent Deasphalting
367,550 369,550 370,050 370,550 393,050 393,050 1987-2018
Downstream Charge Capacity (Barrels per Calendar Day)
             
Catalytic Reforming
3,405,017 3,419,407 3,392,641 3,385,049 3,419,464 3,463,906 2010-2018
Total Coking
2,596,369 2,686,917 2,686,299 2,650,839 2,689,470 2,719,950 1987-2018
Catalytic Cracking - Fresh Feed
5,681,643 5,616,015 5,583,169 5,596,552 5,530,482 5,552,991 1987-2018
Catalytic Hydro-Cracking
1,887,024 2,034,689 2,123,431 2,121,715 2,220,779 2,245,934 1987-2018
- = 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: 06/25/2018
Next Release Date: 06/28/2019