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Contrary to popular belief there are many, spread all over. According to the EIA, 149. However, they are not all dedicated to refining oil into usable gasoline, and 149 still aren't enough. The real problem, however, is not that there aren't enough refineries (which, once again, there aren't,) but that the refineries we have are not working at maximum capacity. Regularly, their parent companies will shut them down or scale them back, dramatically reducing their output. The oil companies say its due to refinery age, reparis, etc. There is much debate, however, as to whether or not these actions are actually deliberate in order to boost prices at the pump. It could be argued that with problems occurring that increase expenses for oil companies that their increase in profits recently makes those same statements of high expenditures false. What adds further weight to the debate is the fact that dozens of refineries have been closed in the past 15 years, which doesn't add up during a supply shortage or price spike caused by the same, with increase in demand. It is also widely known that in the mid-1990's some refineries were closed as a direct result of refinery overproduction, during times of surplus, which was due to a loss of profits by the relevant companies. This further makes recent industry profit spikes quite coincidental, now that those refineries are closed and production is strickly controlled, shortage or surplus with every barrel with limited refineries, which can be slowed for any reason. Regardless, production of gasoline and related products is affected, and to be fair, 60% of U.S. oil is imported, and so conflicts in Iraq and problems with Iran, Venezuela, long shipping times/distances all can also dramatically affect the price of gasoline as well, and have been known to hamper it in the past.
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How long would the strategic petroleum reserve last the United States in a complete shut down of crude oil refineries?
Answer The simple answer is that if refineries shut down the strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) would not help. The SPR consists of crude oil - unrefined products…. While the US consumes about 21.4 million barrels per day of petroleum products, those barrels are refined products: gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, etc.
why don't we use our own oil or use coal for gas and other things? -The answer to why we don't use coal for gas or other things is all Political Bull really!However the answer… to the question about where Refineries are located can be found on wikipedia when you search list of oil refineries. Should give you the info that you are looking for!
As of 2010 there were 124 oil refineries producing fuel in the US and an additional 13 producing lube oils and asphalt.
No. The last refinery was built in 1976 and there are no plans to build any new ones. Existing petroleum refineries are experiencing declining operating revenues and are… actually reducing their capacity to around 80%. This is in part due to the economic downturn and in part a result of a continuing downward trend in the refining industry that began in 2005. Imports of refined products are increasing to fill the gap between domestic supply and demand, though even these have declined as overall consumption has dropped from 2005-2008. Hope that helps!
If you count the list on wikipedia, they are aprox 637 refinery complexes (including upgraders).
How many fuel refineries are their in Russia?
refine and clean oil.
how many people work at an oil refineries?
There are 9 major oil refineries in the UK.
Four. Four Oil Refineries of Assam a) Digboi Refinery in 1901; IOC b) Noonmati in Guwahati in 1962; c) Dhaligoan near Bongaigaon in 1962; BPCL d) Numaligarh of Golag…hat district in 1999;
we have 4 refineries in nigeria, 2 in portharcort, 1 in kaduna n 1 in warri
Three, ExxonMobil Jurong Island Refinery (ExxonMobil)SRC Jurong Island Refinery (Singapore Refining Corporation)Shell Pulau Bukom Refinery (Royal Dutch Shell)