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Refinery production drops as maintenance season in high gear: EIA

GasBuddy Blog -- The Energy Information Administration released its weekly report on the status of petroleum inventories in the United States today.

Here are some highlights:

CRUDE INVENTORIES:
Crude oil inventories increased by 3.8 million barrels to a total of 381.4 million barrels. At 381.4 million barrels, inventories are 35.7 million barrels above last year (10.3%) and are above the upper limit of the average range.

GASOLINE INVENTORIES:
Gasoline inventories decreased by 0.6 million barrels to 227.9 million barrels. At 227.9 million barrels, inventories are down 1.7 million barrels, or 0.7% lower than last year. Here's how individual regions and their gasoline inventory fared last week: East Coast (+0.7mb); Midwest...


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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:41:21 AM

thieves wearing suits... protected and give subsides of our money by the gov
pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 3:14:09 PM

Another gasoline supply cycle. Another way for refineries to raise prices as the pump. Same ole' story!
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:16:53 PM

this is an old story... and an old excuse for them to raise prices...
FuelBarge
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 6:03:13 AM

This will of course cause gasoline prices to rise. The same issue as if the Keystone XL pipeline is built. It will be the same as taking refinery capacity offline since the refined products will not be sold in the United States.
snapper06
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:30:59 PM

Extremely bad planning stinks of corruption. As usual. Who with a conscience would run a business like this and expect any one to believe this stuff
snapper06
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:30:26 PM

Extremely bad planning stinks of corruption. As usual. Who with a conscience would run a business like this and expect any one to believe this crap
snapper06
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:29:28 PM

Extremely bad planning stinks of corruption. As usual. Who with a conscience would run a business like this and expect any one to believe this carp.
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:45:42 PM

thieves
DriverDave
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 7:59:31 AM

To the "refiners at work manipulating prices higher" crowd: Do you have the first clue as to what it takes to run and operate a refinery? If not, sit down and drink a huge cup of STFU. If you do, then why are you complaining about it???

It's really very simple - Refineries are marvelous, complex, but also dangerous feats of engineering. They require annual maintenance in order for them to operate at peak efficiency, and they also cannot run at balls-to-the-wall 100% capacity.

Here's a question to the conspiracy theorists: Would you rather refiners do annual maintenance in Jan/Feb/Mar, when gas consumption is traditionally lowest for the year, or in June/July/August, in the middle of summer when gas consumption is at its highest? Oh, before answering, don't forget that a hurricane could take a third of our total refining capacity offline if it were to hit within 200 miles of the Houston/Galveston area.
remay
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:25:00 AM

Provide charts or histograms, or SOMETHING better than just numbers!
ss70
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 4:51:58 AM

Time for feds to act on these refineries ... Some of the maintenance schedules are highly doubtful.
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 3:19:30 AM

This weeks lying numbers
streetdesign
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:33:23 AM

Crude prices taking a break but that won't last long if refineries are down. Summer crude prices here they come.
dr047
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:01:51 AM


Refiners at work adjusting profits.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:12:12 AM

This must be an old story, prices are down here.
cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:01:22 AM

I cannot wait to see the price of $ 0.29 per gallon posted at the pump.
LeeFree
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:58:47 PM

Dropped a nickel here in the past two days.
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:58:44 PM

Still the same story, high inventory and still higher prices
epf
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:58:43 PM

Can not help but think this refinery thing is not part of a larger strategy to keep pricing higher.
forderjunk
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:56:59 PM

Higher gas prices.
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:56:19 PM

It's that time again.
Petrock
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:55:28 PM

Time to gas prices to take off once again - 45 days up, 3 days level, 45 more days up.
OriginalBudman
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:55:19 PM

Another excuse for jacking prices.
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:54:42 PM

It is soooo nice to have a surplus of oil. Our oil and more being extracted from our lands each day and growing.
chuckohio
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:54:34 PM

Switch over to summer blends
sappie
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:50:43 PM

yet the prices are high.
PetroScopper
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:48:48 PM

The refineries have had quite a bit to do with the rising prices. Maybe we should see them fall just a little now.
Lengas
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:43:26 PM

Up the prices gooooooooooooo. Big Oil Manipilation, break up the monopoly and create competition between the oil co's, prices will drop then.
jeff95519
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:42:27 PM

same every year
wingryder92
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:41:48 PM

This happens all the time just when a little relief is in sight.
stpetebp
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:40:18 PM

Unlikely excuse
kirzon484
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:40:13 PM

refineries
Beau2140
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:38:44 PM

Another reason to raise pricesat the pump.
WEB0153
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:38:21 PM

Ok
Foxt
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:38:08 PM

Duh!
twt
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:36:11 PM

Nothing new, here.
BEngr
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:35:44 PM

There seems to be a disconnect between the price at the pump and inventories.
Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:34:07 PM

ouch!
gabbygusIN
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:33:59 PM

Spring and Fall maintenance... happens every year!!
djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:33:58 PM

The production might have dropped after the filled up every tank they could find and have plenty of product to carry them through the maintenance cycle while claiming they need to raise the price as they are not producing. Anyway that is my opinion and they can counter it but I think that the thinking of gouging the American public and anyone else they can get their grubby hooks into.
jobo74
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:33:34 PM

will it make a difference???
jacob5066
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:31:56 PM

Happens each year
neptune2008
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:30:58 PM

old and sick
isem
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:30:06 PM

Annual event, get used to it and get over it.
ILVET
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:28:55 PM

Can we move on please
raccoon2011
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:28:12 PM

old news
abacus44
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:27:04 PM

OK
toolman3md
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:26:08 PM

This happens every year.
D4444J
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:26:02 PM

The report defies logic.
aburns20
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:25:56 PM

Is this really why the prices are up at the pumps? I don't believe this is the major reason...

[Edited by: aburns20 at 3/7/2013 5:26:02 AM EST]
P H
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:25:51 PM

Fact!
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