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HP Boxscore Construction Analysis: Refining overview: Leading nations by capacity

BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2014 showed total global refining capacity of just under 95 MMbpd. The top five countries with the highest refining capacities are the US, China, Russia, India and Japan. Combined, these countries account for nearly 45 MMbpd of capacity, which represents almost half of the world’s total refining capacity.

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2014 showed total global refining capacity of just under 95 MMbpd. The top five countries with the highest refining capacities are the US, China, Russia, India and Japan. Combined, these countries account for nearly 45 MMbpd of capacity, which represents almost half of the world’s total refining capacity. What are the top refining nations? More importantly, what are their plans for future refining operations?     Fig. 1. Marathon Petroleum’s Garyville, Louisiana, refinery—  site of the company’s proposed $2.5 billion Residual Oil   Upgrade Expansion (ROUX) project. Photo courtesy of 

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