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    Number and Process Capacity of Operable Petroleum Refineries

      2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
    Number of Operable Refineries
    Total 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
    Operating 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
    Idle 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Crude Oil Distillation Capacity
    Total (Barrels per calendar day) 66,300 66,300 64,500 63,650 59,375 58,600 58,600 58,600 58,600 58,600 58,600 59,700 59,500 58,600 N/A 56,700 53,000 53,000 53,000 59,100 56,700
    Operating 0 66,300 64,500 63,650 59,375 0 58,600 58,600 58,600 58,600 58,600 59,700 59,500 58,600 N/A 56,700 53,000 53,000 53,000 59,100 56,700
    Idle 66,300 0 0 0 0 58,600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total (Barrels per stream day) 70,800 70,800 68,000 67,000 62,500 61,800 61,800 61,800 61,800 61,800 61,800 61,800 61,900 61,900 N/A 59,700 56,000 56,000 56,000 63,600 60,000
    Operating 0 70,800 68,000 67,000 62,500 0 61,800 61,800 61,800 61,800 61,800 61,800 61,900 61,900 N/A 59,700 56,000 56,000 56,000 63,600 60,000
    Idle 70,800 0 0 0 0 61,800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Downstream Charge Capacity (Barrels per stream day)
    Vacuum Distillation 44,500 44,500 41,500 40,000 37,300 37,300 37,300 37,300 37,300 37,300 37,300 37,300 34,700 34,700 N/A 34,000 29,000 29,000 29,000 29,000 29,000
    Thermal Cracking (delayed coking only) 22,000 22,000 22,500 20,000 19,000 19,000 19,000 19,000 19,000 19,000 19,000 19,000 20,500 20,500 N/A 19,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000
    Catalytic Cracking 30,900 30,900 30,200 30,200 30,200 30,200 30,200 30,200 30,200 30,200 30,200 30,200 30,100 30,100 N/A 29,000 29,500 29,500 29,500 29,500 29,500
      - Fresh 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,200 28,100 28,100 N/A 27,000 27,500 27,500 27,500 27,500 27,500
      - Recycled 2,700 2,700 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 N/A 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
    Catalytic Hydrocracking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Catalytic Reforming 11,700 11,700 12,100 12,100 12,100 12,100 12,100 12,100 12,100 12,100 12,100 12,100 11,400 11,400 N/A 11,400 11,500 10,200 10,200 10,200 10,200
    Catalytic Hydrotreating 73,500 73,500 72,960 72,860 42,860 30,860 N/A 30,860 30,860 30,860 30,860 30,860 30,800 30,800 N/A 30,400 27,800 26,500 26,500 26,500 26,500
      - Naptha Reformer Feed 12,000 12,000 12,000 11,900 11,900 11,900 N/A 11,900 11,900 11,900 11,900 11,900 11,900 11,900 N/A 11,700 11,800 10,500 N/A N/A N/A
      - Distillate 19,500 19,500 18,960 18,960 18,960 18,960 N/A 18,960 18,960 18,960 18,960 18,960 18,900 18,900 N/A 18,700 16,000 16,000 N/A N/A N/A

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    Notes:
  • Figures are as of January 1 of the corresponding year.
  • All Virginia refining capacity on and after January 1, 1993 is that of BP Amoco PLC. (formerly Amoco Oil Co.), Yorktown. As of January 1, 1991 and 1992, BP Amco PLC and Primary Corp. operated one refinery each. As of January 1, 1991 and 1992, the atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity of Primary Corp. operated refinery was 3,700, and 6,100 barrels per calender day, and 4,000, and 7,600 barrels per steam day respectively.
  • U.S. refinery capacity is published only on a biennial basis since 1995.
  • N/A refers to data unavailable from referenced sources at time of last update.
  • There are four types of thermal cracking: delayed coking, fluid coking, visbreaking, other/ gas oil. All thermal cracking capacity listed above is delayed coking capacity.
  • There are two types of catalytic reforming: low pressure and high pressure. All of the catalytic reforming capacity listed above is low pressure capacity.
  • There are four types of catalytic hydrotreating: heavy gas and oil, naptha reformer feed, distillate, and other/ residual. All of the catalytic hydrotreating capacity listed above is naptha reformer feed, and distillate capacity.
  • For definitions of petroleum products and other terms refer: Glossary, Petroleum Supply Annual, Volume 1, EIA.


  • Source:
  • Virginia Number and Capacity of Petroleum Refineries.
  • Virginia Number and Capacity of Petroleum Refineries, EIA
  • Number and Capacity of Petroleum Refineries, Petroleum Supply Annual - Volume I, EIA.


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