API REPORT LISTS REFINERY CLOSINGS

Between 1981 and 1989, 134 U.S. refineries, with a combined capacity of 2,493,988 b/d, were shut down, a new survey by the API reveals. These closures were partially offset by the reactivation of 32 refineries that had previously been shut down, the survey noted. According to the report, the number of refineries declined in all of the nation's five refinery districts. District 3, which includes Texas and Louisiana, had the most closings-57. District 1, the East Coast, and District 4, the

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