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Take a look at the EI’s Refining Collection, where you can explore the locations and capacities of European refineries and discover who participates in the EI correlation schemes on our interactive map.In addition, the collection contains further reading, datasheets, technical publications produced by the EI and training opportunities relating to refining.

EI recommended

Refining collection

Take a look at the EI’s Refining Collection, where you can explore the locations and capacities of European refineries and discover who participates in the EI correlation schemes on our interactive map.In addition, the collection contains further reading, datasheets, technical publications produced by the EI and training opportunities relating to refining.

  • For information on methane emissions related to coal, see Energy Insight - Methane Emissions reduction – Part 2 – Coal Why is methane a problem for the climate?Methane (CH4) is the third most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere (after water vapour and carbon dioxide (CO2)). Any metha...

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  • Crude oil has formed the backbone of the global economy for over 100 years, providing heat and power, fuel for personal vehicles and freight, and raw materials for many industries. However, demand growth for oil is expected to slow as the world transitions away from being reliant on fossil fuels. In...

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  • Information about European refineries including their crude processing capacities and location.

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  • UK refining capacity grew rapidly from the 1950s until it peaked in the mid-1970s, with a maximum of 23 refineries in operation. Through the 1980s, as the price of crude oil fell by about half, nearly 40 percent of UK refining capacity was closed. The capacity level then remained approximately stati...

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  • Until around 1980 there was a steady increase in refining capacity worldwide. The 'oil crisis' in the mid 1980s saw the oil price drop from about $36 bbl in 1981 to a low of below $10 bbl in 1986, and accounted for a corresponding reduction in refining capacity during that decade.  Since 1...

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  • Nigeria is the biggest producer of oil in Africa, and the third largest producer of gas. Their oil reserves rank 11th largest, and their gas reserves 7th largest, in the world.  So why are there news stories of dire petrol shortages in the country with long queues at the pumps?Who runs the Nige...

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  • Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world (according to the IEA, BP, EIA and OPEC) so why are they in such financial difficulties?This Energy Insight aims to give a very brief overview of the situation of the oil industry in Venezuela.ReservesSource: BP Statistical review of world e...

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  • Production and ConsumptionThe rankings for oil production and consumption reflect the political and economic situations of the countries concerned as much as their own oil reserves.The USA, with vast reserves of oil and benefiting from a stable, democratic government, was consistently one of the top...

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  • Rich in resources, the United States has an economy built on black gold. Until recently the largest oil consumer in the world, the country is becoming less dependent on imports and getting one step closer to energy independence. Forecasts by the International Energy Agency (IEA, 2017) indicate that ...

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  • Russia is a major producer and exporter of both oil and natural gas. Russia was the world’s largest producer of crude oil in 2016, with average production of 11.2 million barrels per day (b/d) and the second-largest producer of dry natural gas (second to the United States), producing an estimated 21...

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