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

SIC 2911  |  NAICS 324110

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

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 industry research 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.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides 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.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Petroleum Refineries  Search for "324110"
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 reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Petroleum Refining
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for establishments that transform crude oil into refined petroleum products (e.g., gasoline, distillate fuel, jet fuel, LP gases, residual fuel oils, petrochemical feedstocks, and still gases) utilizing processes such as distillation, cracking, isomerization, treating, and blending.

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.

Business Valuation Resources

Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.

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