September 2013

Trends and Resources

HP Brief

A roundup of top news in the hydrocarbon processing industry from September's issue.

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Light crude supply for US Gulf Coast refiners The supply of light crude and condensate will begin to overwhelm simple refining capacity in the US Gulf Coast (USGC) and narrow spreads between Light Louisiana Sweet (LLS) and Mars after 2014, according to ESAI Energy’s five-year refining outlook. So far, the region has managed the mismatch between refinery configuration and domestic crude production by backing out light crude import volumes. However, USGC refiners will likely eliminate light sweet imports next year. With throughput growth also limited by weaker exports of products to Latin America, USGC refiners will struggle to process additional domestic light crude. The addition of to

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