Posts Tagged ‘EIA’

EIA analysis: Gulf Coast refineries are cranking it out

US Gulf Coast refineries operated at a record rate last week, according to the Energy Information Administration. You can see our analysis of the latest numbers here.

EIA analysis: a big decline in gasoline inventories

This week’s EIA oil inventory data recorded a big drop in US gasoline inventories for last week. You can see our analysis of the numbers here.

Energy politics can be tough on Massachusetts politicians

Practicing politics in Massachusetts must be like steering a ship toward a safe harbor while running away from a hurricane. Certainly Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who is being battered by environmentalists, must feel that way.

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How can refineries run at more than 100%?

It’s a common cliché, the kind of thing that could be on a classroom poster: Give it 110%. Frequently said by athletes and business professionals alike, the sentiment sometimes causes others to wonder how it’s possible to give more than 100%.

That question may have come up again when the US Energy Information Administration Midwest (PADD II) refinery utilization rates greater than 100%, in the week ending in July 11.

In the week ending in July 25, EIA data showed the Midwest refinery utilization rate was 97.4%, down from two weeks ago’s all-time recorded high of 100.3%.

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Energy Economist: The amount of oil the world uses, seen through different eyes

Counting barrels is always tough to do, as Ross McCracken discusses in this month’s excerpt from Platts Energy Economist.

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EIA analysis: US refineries crank up their runs, crude oil stocks fall

The US refinery operating rate rose more than 2 percentage points last week, which for a one-week period is a significant jump. You can read about what that meant for inventories by reading our weekly analysis here.

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EIA analysis: US crude stocks fall on higher refinery run rates

US crude oil stocks fell 2.4 million barrels the week ended July 4 on an uptick in refinery run rates, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. Total US refinery throughput rose above the five-year average, which added to refinery utilization rates. Read the Platts analysis  from Alison Ciaccio here.

EIA analysis: US crude oil stocks decline 3.2 million barrels

US crude oil stocks fell a larger-than-expected 3.2 million barrels the week ended June 27, as refiners increased run rates and imports declined, US Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed Wednesday. Read the Platts analysis from Alison Ciaccio here.

EIA analysis: Crude stocks up despite uptick in refinery utilization rates

U.S. commercial crude oil stocks rose 1.7 million barrels the week ended June 20, boosted by a rise in imports, mainly to the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC), U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed Wednesday. Read the Platts analysis from Alison Ciaccio here.

EIA analysis: record US output of gasoline

The highlight of this week’s EIA statistical report is the record output of gasoline reported for last week. You can see our  analysis of the numbers here.