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Petroleum Refining – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 2911  |  NAICS 324110

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Petroleum Refining  (view report)
Petrochemical Manufacturing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Petroleum & Other Liquids: Refining and Processing

"Data" and "Analysis & Projections" sections provide detailed information on refinery capacity, inputs, utilization, and production on a national, PADD district (e.g., East Coast, Midwest, Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountain, West Coast), and state basis, with data available on a current and historical basis for over twenty finished petroleum product categories and subcategories. All reports are available free online.

Reports available from this organization include:

Refining Industry Outlook in North America
Comprehensive report provides detailed information on crude oil refining capacity on a historical and prospective basis by region (e.g., U.S. PADD region, Canada, Mexico) and also provides information on projected capital expenditures for active, planned, and announced facilities on an annual basis by region and recent developments and contract awards involving North American petroleum refineries.

United States Crude Oil Refinery Outlook
Refinery outlook report provides information on petroleum refinery capacity by major processing unit (e.g., crude distillation unit, condensate splitter unit, coking, catalytic cracking, and hydrocracking) on a historical and projected basis for all active and planned refineries and also provides information on recent developments, financial transaction deals, and awarded contracts involving U.S. oil refineries.

Freedonia Group
Refined Petroleum Products: United States

Freedonia Focus research report provides historical and forecast demand and production volumes in millions of barrels by refined product type (e.g., gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, residual fuel, and other products such as asphalt and still gases) and also provides information on market shares for leading refiners (e.g., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Marathon Petroleum Corp., and Valero Energy Corporation).

GIA Research
Refined Petroleum Products

Comprehensive research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector in the U.S. and other countries, with information provided including market size and forecast by product segment (e.g., diesel, gasoline, fuel oil, and kerosene) and major companies profiled including Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Chevron Corporation, BP PLC, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Sinopec Corporation.

The Business Research Company
Refined Petroleum Products

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with information provided including historical and forecast market size by product segment (e.g., gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, kerosene, others), geographic region (e.g., North America), and for selected countries within each region (e.g., USA, Canada, Mexico). Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Petroleum Refineries  Search for "324110" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Petroleum Refineries  Search for "324110" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Petroleum Refining
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector
Downstream and Oilfield Services

Annual survey provides base salary, incentive, and total cash compensation data for job positions by industry segment (e.g., pipeline/transmission, refining, services/equipment), with compensation data also broken down by specialization, location, sales revenue, barrels of oil/day, and total employment. Sample data, participating companies, and job positions with descriptions can be viewed free online.

PayScale, Inc.
Petroleum Refinement

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations supervisor, chemical engineer, controls engineer, refinery operator, chemical operator, instrument technician, and laboratory technician, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Marathon Petroleum Corp., Phillips 66 Company, and Valero Energy Corp.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 2911 - Petroleum Refining
  NAICS Code 324110 - Petroleum Refineries
Types of establishments included in these codes
Gasoline refineries - establishments that refine crude oil using fractionation and other refining processes to produce gasoline, which is a fuel primarily used in internal combustion engines.
Kerosene refineries - establishments that refine crude oil using straight distillation to produce kerosene, a combustible hydrocarbon liquid that is used as a fuel in jet engines, as well as for heating and lighting.
Distillate fuel oil refineries - establishments that refine crude oil using fractionation and/or cracking processes to produce distillate fuel oils such as diesel fuel and heating oil, which are used as fuels for engines and heating systems.
Residual fuel oil refineries - establishments that refine crude oil using fractionation and/or cracking processes to produce residual fuel oils, which are heavier and more viscous than distillate fuel oils and are used primarily as fuel for boilers and industrial furnaces.
Aviation fuel refineries - establishments that refine crude oil using fractionation and/or cracking processes to produce aviation fuel, which is a specialized type of petroleum fuel that is used to power aircraft.
Petrochemical refineries - establishments that refine crude oil and other feedstocks using cracking and other chemical processes to produce petrochemical feedstocks, such as ethylene and propylene, which are used as raw materials for the production of plastics, synthetic fibers, and other materials.
Wax refineries - establishments that refine crude oil using fractionation and/or cracking processes to produce waxes, which are used in a variety of applications such as candles, adhesives, and coatings.
Lubricating oil refineries - establishments that refine crude oil using fractionation and other refining processes to produce base oils for lubricating oils, which are used to reduce friction between moving parts in engines and machinery.
Asphalt refineries - establishments that refine crude oil using fractionation and other refining processes to produce asphalt, which is used primarily in the construction of roads and highways.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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