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The United States refining policy in a changing world oil environment

United States. General Accounting Office

The United States refining policy in a changing world oil environment

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Petroleum refineries -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 25 p. ;
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17648999M

      The external business environment consists of economic, political and legal, demographic, social, competitive, global, and technological sectors. Managers must understand how the environment is changing and the impact of those changes on the business. When economic activity is strong, unemployment rates are low, and income levels rise. The Author: Lawrence J. Gitman, Carl McDaniel, Amit Shah, Monique Reece, Linda Koffel, Bethann Talsma, James C. It’s been a bad month for oil refineries. The nationwide strike against unsafe working conditions and other unfair labor practices is in its fifth week, with more than 7, workers participating. Two weeks ago, an explosion at a Los Angeles refinery demonstrated the validity of the United Steelworkers’ health and safety concerns, injuring four workers and raining ash on surrounding.

    Division of spheres of interest in that region were heavily influenced by the potential of oil within the region. However, until the s, the United States was the world’s leader in oil production, producing 65 percent of the world’s oil. In , the Middle East accounted for less than 5 percent of total production. Since the summer peak in crude oil prices, however, the U.S. demand for refined petroleum products has declined, and the outlook for the petroleum refining industry in the United States .

    A shortage of refining capacity, particularly acute in the United States but also prevalent in many nations throughout the world, is a key cause of the global supply crunch. It has also caused many to wonder whether an energy crisis might not be looming just over the horizon.   The Changing North American Oil Picture: Special Focus on Refining, Infrastructure, and Policy Issues. J The success and speed of the development of U.S. shale gas and tight oil resources has already had a dramatic impact on both the domestic and global energy pictures.


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THE UNITED STATES REFINING POLICY IN A CHANGING WORLD OIL ENVIRONMENT DIGEST -_ The U.S. refining industry has tradition- ally operated at about 88 to 92 percent of capacity while tariffs and controlled U.S. prices have provided protection against the entry of foreign products.

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The U.S. Oil Refining Industry: Background in Changing Markets and Fuel Policies Congressional Research Service Summary A decade ago, refineries operated in the United States and its territories and sporadic refinery outages led many policy makers to advocate new refinery construction.

Fears that crude oilCited by: 1. Petroleum refineries convert crude oil and other liquids into many petroleum products that people use every day. Most refineries focus on producing transportation fuels. On average, U.S.

refineries produce, from a gallon barrel of crude oil, about 19 to 20 gallons of motor gasoline, 11 to 12 gallons of distillate fuel, most of which is sold as diesel fuel, and 4. Get this from a library. Impact of environmental regulations on oil refining: hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, on the environmental regulatory framework affecting oil refining and gasoline policy, [United States.

Congress. Senate. Best Answer: The news services are using "refinery capacity" as an answer for rising crude prices.

You are correct in your assumption that limited refinery capacity would affect prices at the pump, but not crude prices. One of the main causes of the increases in crude prices is basically demand. ExxonMobil has had a presence in the United States since when John D. Rockefeller and his associates formed the Standard Oil Company (Ohio), with combined facilities constituting the largest refining capacity of any single firm in the world.

Today, Exxon Mobil Corporation is the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company and. Producing tar sands from oil sand reserves is cheaper and less damaging to the environment than extraction and refining of conventional crude oil.

False At current consumption rates, Saudi Arabia, with the world's largest crude oil reserves, could supply world oil. fundamentals of petroleum refining, one must begin with crude oil.

The Chemical Constituents of Crude Oil Hundreds of different crude oils (usually identified by geographic origin) are processed, in greater or lesser volumes, in the world’s refineries.

Each crude oil is unique and is a complex mixture of thousands of compounds. Most of theFile Size: KB. The report found that California, despite its green reputation, is refining the majority of crude oil – with one facility accounting for 24% of the US total.

Inthe United States is responsible for 85 percent of the world's crude oil production and refining, and kerosene is the fourth largest U.S.

export. This report begins by looking at the current production capacity of the oil refineries operating in the United States, and the sources and changes in crude oil supply.

It then examines the changing characteristics of petroleum and petroleum product markets and identifies the effects of these changes on the refining by: 4. “The Gilded Age represents an ecological watershed in the history of the United States,” Jonathan Wlasiuk asserts early in his environmental history Refining Nature: Standard Oil and the Limits of we find ourselves living through another kind of Gilded Age with much more global consequences, Wlasiuk’s book illuminates the stunning extent to which corporate Author: Karen R.

Merrill. Growing refining overcapacity has resulted in recent refin-ery closures in eastern Canada and the US Eastern seaboard, as well as in Europe and the Caribbean. At the same time, nearly 1 million bpd of new high complexity refining capacity has been added in the United States Gulf Meanwhile, Canada’s upstream crude oil industry is Size: 2MB.

Used oil is exactly what its name implies: any petroleum-based or synthetic oil that has been used. Oil keeps our cars, lawnmowers, and many other machines running smoothly. However, during normal use, impurities such as dirt, metal scrapings, water, or chemicals, can get mixed in with the oil, so that in time, the oil no longer performs well.

In the United States, leaded gasoline for use in on-road vehicles was completely phased out as of January 1, Most other countries have also stopped using leaded gasoline in vehicles. Retail gasoline is now usually sold in three grades of gasoline.

Ethanol is added to gasoline. Petroleum refining in the United States in produced million barrels per day of refined petroleum products, more than any other country.

Although the US was the world's largest net importer of refined petroleum products as recently asthe US became a net exporter inand in was the largest exporter and the largest net exporter of refined petroleum.

The U.S. Oil Refining Industry: Background in Changing Markets and Fuel Policies Octo – Decem R A decade ago, refineries operated in the United States and its territories and sporadic refinery outages led many policy makers to advocate new refinery construction.

The oil industry affects the environment in a variety of ways including drilling, transporting and the potential for spills. Chemical byproducts created during drilling contain many known toxins, and the metal pipes used to transport oil can corrode, leading to leaks and broken pipelines polluting the ground and water.The Oil Industry And Its Effect On Global Politics coal accounted for 55% of the entire world’s energy use while oil and natural gas contributed a mere 3% of the world’s energy.A)allowed a certain number of Japanese immigrants to the United States each year in return for special trading rights with Japan B)allowed Cubans to enter the United States and Americans to enter Cuba, freely C)proposed that foreign powers keep the China trade open to .