May 2009

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US refiners ending maintenance season By April, refiners in the US are typically coming out of maintenance and ramping up production of gasoline fo..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US refiners ending maintenance season By April, refiners in the US are typically coming out of maintenance and ramping up production of gasoline for the summer driving months. However, the industry isn't usually at full production until sometime in May or June. Frequently, the balance between supply and demand tightens during this spring transition. But this year, the US has less need for petroleum products from domestic refineries than usual. Falling petroleum consumption, high gasoline import availability and increasing use of ethanol in gasoline have reduced demand for US refinery output. Consider

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