US refining: a history

One of the most popular issues of OGJ, especially within the refining industry, is the refinery survey that appears in the annual yearend Worldwide Report. By far, the most inquiries that I receive regard this annual report.Given the recent 100-year anniversaries of OGJ and the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, it is interesting to explore the evolution of the US refining industry as evidenced in the OGJ surveys. A worldwide look would also be worthwhile but, alas, would take more than the one page allotted here.One trend is that, since its early days, the refining industry has continuously consolidated its operations by shutting down smaller, less-efficient plants. This week...

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