U.S. Midwest oil refiners boost output, cut region's dependence on Gulf Coast

 Oct 24 2017
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U.S. refineries from Ohio to Minnesota are capitalizing on access to cheap crude from Western Canada and North Dakota oilfields, helping their region break a historic dependence on fuel from the Gulf Coast while redrawing oil trade maps.

Since the early 2000s, crude and fuel flows from the Gulf Coast into the U.S. heartland have been cut in half, as crude coming from Canada and North Dakota has pushed U.S. Midwest refining activity to record levels. In 2016, Midwest refining capacity rose to 3.9 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude, the highest annual volume on record.

Read more at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-refiners-midwest/u-s-midwest-oil-refiners-boost-output-cut-regions-dependence-on-gulf-coast-idUSKBN1CS0AN

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