U.S. West Coast petroleum markets differ by supply, demand, and distribution

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration expelled a PADD 5 Transportation Fuels Markets investigate on Sep 30 that examines supply, demand, and placement of petroleum-based travel fuels in Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) 5, that encompasses California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Image credit: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Image credit: U.S. Energy Information Administration

PADD 5’s vast and opposite embankment contains several informal markets, any with a possess graphic supply and direct situation:

  • Southern California and Southern Nevada
  • Northern California and Northern Nevada
  • Pacific Northwest, that includes Washington and Oregon
  • Arizona
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska

The sub-PADD markets are comparatively removed from any other and have opposite characteristics. Examining a markets during this turn allows for insights into a dynamics of any marketplace and how it relates to a PADD as a whole. For instance, PADD 5 includes Hawaii and Alaska, that use a disproportionally aloft volume of jet fuel than other markets.

For any informal marketplace as good as PADD 5 as a whole, a investigate considers supply, demand, supply logistics, and infrastructure. Supply includes in-region refinery production, profits of fuels constructed in other U.S. areas and in other PADD 5 informal markets, and imports. Demand includes in-region consumption, transfers of fuels to other tools of a United States (other PADDs) and to other informal markets within PADD 5, and exports to a tellurian market. Distribution infrastructure includes storage terminals, pipelines, rail facilities, sea loading and unloading facilities, and sea vessel availability.

This investigate is a initial in a array that a U.S. Energy Information Administration skeleton to control to raise open bargain of a critical facilities of petroleum product markets and to surprise EIA’s possess analyses of those markets. The information supposing in this initial investigate will be generally profitable during durations of petroleum supply intrusion and marketplace change.

Source: EIA