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Petroleum Refineries and Petrochemical Manufacturers

SIC 2911 | NAICS 324110 & 325110

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Petroleum Refining  (view report)
Petrochemical Manufacturing  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Petroleum & Other Liquids: Refining and Processing
"Data" and "Analysis & Projections" sections include reports which address topics such as supply and demand for refined products; refinery capacity, utilization, and production; changes in activity; and other topics germane to the refining and processing industries. All reports are available online.

Petroleum Refining

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Freedonia Group
Focus Report: Refined Petroleum Products
Research report analyzes the U.S. refined petroleum products market, with topics covered including market size and environment; supply and demand segmentation (e.g., gasoline, residential fuel, distillate fuel, jet fuel, and other products); pricing trends; environmental and regulatory concerns; supply and demand forecasts; and company profiles. Summary table of contents can be viewed free online.

Refining Industry Outlook in North America: Capacity Analysis,
Forecasts, and Details of All Operating and Planned Refineries  Search for "refining outlook"
Comprehensive research report provides detailed information on the North American petroleum refining sector, with topics covered including key trends and issues; description and analysis of the top companies in this sector; asset level information on all active and planned refineries; and more. Summary description and detailed table of contents from the report can be viewed free online.
Petroleum Refining  Search for specific terms or keywords
In-depth market research reports include information on market size and segmentation; marketing strategy; product and market forecasts; business trends, risks, and opportunities; key participant profiles; market share data; and more. Summary abstract and table of contents can be viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Petroleum Refineries  Search for "324110"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector
Downstream and Oilfield Services Module
Annual survey provides compensation and benefits data for executive, managerial, and professional jobs specific to the downstream and oilfield services roles, with jobs covered including refinery executives and managers and field service supervisors. Job position and participant lists can be viewed free online.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Downstream Refining and Oil Based Production Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

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