WRIGHT KILLEN: CLEAN AIR RULES COULD WIPE OUT 1.5 MILLION B/D IN U.S. REFINING CAPACITY

12/28/1992
Refiners are likely to shut down about 1.5 million b/d of capacity because of U.S. clean air legislation, Wright Killen & Co., Houston, estimates. In the worst case possible, Wright Killen says, only about 41 U.S. refineries have closed or are at risk of closing, with most capacity likely to be lost in Petroleum Administration for Defense (PAD) Dist. 5. Regional refining capacities in PADs 1 and 4 will be affected least. Wright Killen derived its conclusions from external and internal analyses of U.S. refineries organized into 18 strategic regions in which the plants compete for feedstock and product markets. "For every ...
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