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Oil Refining and the Petroleum Industry
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Editors: Matthew P. Brouwer
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The U.S. petroleum refining industry experienced what some have called a "golden age" during the years 2004-2007. During this period, the demand for petroleum products, especially gasoline, increased rapidly both in the United States and world markets. Refiners found favorable price-spreads between heavy and light crude oils, as well as between crude oil and refined products. The industry operated plants at nearly maximum capacity and posted record profit levels. This book examines current production capacity of refineries operating in the U.S. and the sources and changes in crude oil supply; the changing characteristics of petroleum and petroleum product markets and a discussion of the policy and regulatory factors that are likely to affect the structure and performance of the industry during the next decade. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface

The U.S. Oil Refining Industry: Background in Changing Markets and Fuel Policies pp.1-50
(Anthony Andrews, Robert Pirog, Molly F. Sherlock)

Petroleum Refining: Economic Performance and Challenges for the Future pp.51-82
(Robert Pirog)

"Price Gouging," The Antitrust Laws, and Vertical Integration in the Petroleum Industry: How They Are Related pp.83-90
(Janice E. Rubin)

Increasing Distillate Production at U.S. Refineries: Past Changes and Future Potential pp.91-126
(U.S. Energy Information Administration, Office of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Analysis, Department of Energy)

Index

   Series:
      Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - G)
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-875-1
   Status: AV
  
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