In The Past 2 Years In 2010, there were 149 operable U.S. refineries with a combined capacity of 17.6 million barrels (2,800,000 m3) per day. Something odd started happening in late 2010-early 2011. The US oil refinery industry quietly announced the closure of numerous US oil refineries.Many are completely unaware the US ships oil overseas to be processed. We do so, as we do not have enough refineries to process the vast amounts here, and, we are barred from building anymore refineries. All refineries perform three basic steps: separation, conversion, and treatment. Pretty simple.
reasons include technical and economic factors as to why we ship it overseas to
1. The crude petroleum is sold to the highest bidder, NOT the
2. There are different kinds of crude oil, such as sweet/light
and dark/heavy. They have different applications and uses.
3. Different kinds
of refining processes are needed to make different products from the crude oil.
Petroleum is processed to make lots of products other than gasoline, like
plastics and asphalt.
4. Politics, unions and the "environmentalists"
many of you are aware Sunoco,
ConocoPhillips and The HESS Corp are all closing US oil refineries? Not many, as the media refuses to give this
HUGE story coverage. My guess is that if Americans understood the complete truth
to how we are being sold out, and enslaved there just might be the much needed
revolution to turn this country around.
Last September, both Sunoco & COP
announced plant closing, effecting thousands of workers. Sunoco announced they
are completely getting out of the oil industry. Closing up shop. They are done
with the US oil industry.
Sunoco is closing it's 2 oil refineries in July
2012 in Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, Pa. Those 2 facilities alone process over
500,000 barrels a day. http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8343372
Also last year, ConocoPhillips announced 2 plant closings for sure in Trainer,
PA and Bayway, NJ., the other 3 plants are undecided as of today. http://stillwaterassociates.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=139:us-east-coast-refinery-for-sale-whos-buying&catid=40:white-papers&Itemid=155
also announced they were closing their Alaskan refining facility:http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2011/09/28/news/doc4e828f2ba723a246763254.txt
Just a week ago, the US 3rd
largest oil refinery owned and operated by The HESS Corp just announced it's
permanent closure. Costing over 2,000 jobs, and affecting 950 contractors: http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/16543753/major-oil-refinery-to-close-in-us-virgin-islands
Refineries on the East Coast of the
US supply 40% of the gasoline sales and 60% of the diesel and other fuel
Of that, HALF that comes
from the Sunoco & ConocoPhillips plant closures. When ConocoPhillips
announced that it was closing the Trainer refinery, Willie Chiang, then
ConocoPhillips' Senior Vice President of Refining, Marketing, Transportation and
Commercial, noted that their decision to sell, like Sunoco's, was based on
unfavorable economics caused by a competitive and difficult market environment
characterized by "...product imports, weakness in motor fuel demand, and costly
They are ALL closing up
shop due to gov regulations, union demands and excessive operating costs brought
on by the Gov regulations.
Then you have the unions,
led by Barry's buddy, Leo Gerard, saying they will close ALL US oil refineries
starting from the east coast to west coast today. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/23/usa-oil-refinery-labor-idUSS1E78M0T620110923
The unions are shutting
down ports, rail and air across the pond right now......the SAME EXACT thing
they plan on doing here. When the ships stop importing, the rails & air stop
delivering....how much is everything you consume going to cost? Remember...we
are a CONSUMING country, no longer a producing one. http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/News.aspx?ElementId=37873cee-2b75-4aa0-86ac-5336e56a4c04
The excessive and costly
gov regulations on the US oil refinery market has forced companies to
re-evaluate the cost of doing business in the US.
Why have operations in the US where
you bleed money via regulations & demands, when you can have refineries
built in Columbia, Mexico or Brazil for pennies on the dollar, and less
It's all business America ...nothing
Besides.....your gov is giving BILLIONS to Columbia and Brazil to
build refineries to process all that oil the US is losing.
We are building up
every country on earth, while destroying our own....all in the name of
redistribution of wealth.
I covered some of these "deals" Barry inked in my
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003192895784&sk=notes#%21/note.php?note_id=145148522268243 You do the math. When the US oil refineries
finally close up shop, who will process all that oil....and how much do YOU
think that oil will cost when it's ALL processed over seas?
Think gas and
energy costs are high right now? Wait 6 months. You haven't seen anything