U.S. refineries process record amounts of crude

August 13, 2018

U.S. refineries processed a record amount of crude in July, surpassing an average of 18 million barrels a day for the first time.

Refiners are running at a record pace to supply strong U.S. and international demand for gasoline and diesel, the Energy Department said in a report Monday. The 18 million barrels of crude, a four-week average for the week ending July 6, was the most processed since the week of Aug. 25, 2017, when Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on the Gulf Coast. At least a fifth of U.S. refining capacity was disrupted by Harvey when it made landfall.

The Energy Department said the record-high levels of crude consumption by refineries are driven largely by production in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions....

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