U.S. Refinery Capacity Down 1%

July 5, 2022

Operable atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity, our primary measure of refinery capacity in the United States, totaled 17.9 million barrels per calendar day as of January 1, 2022, down 1% from the beginning of 2021. According to our annual Refinery Capacity Report, 2021 was the second consecutive year of decreasing refinery capacity.  To read the full article from the U.S. Energy Information Administration please visit, U.S. refinery capacity decreased during 2021 for second consecutive year.  

Submitted by: Eric Romich, OSU Extension Field Specialist, Energy Education