North America records highest refinery capacity under maintenance in Q3 2016


GlobalData’s latest report on the refinery maintenance in Q3 2016 highlights that Asia (1,370 mbd) and Europe (753 mbd) followed North America in terms of capacity under maintenance.

GlobalData’s research report suggests that Asia had the most refining capacity under planned maintenance (1,370 mbd) globally in the quarter, followed by North America (803 mbd) and Europe (753 mbd). Also, only North America (1,505 mbd) and South America (239 mbd) had the refining capacity under unplanned maintenance globally in the quarter.

Among countries, the US had the highest refining capacity (1,587 mbd) under maintenance (including both planned and unplanned) globally in Q3 2016. India occupied second position (587 mbd), followed by Japan (508 mbd). India (587 mbd), Japan (508 mbd) and the US (430 mbd) were the top three countries globally for refining capacity under planned maintenance in the quarter. Only the US (1,157 mbd), Mexico (275 mbd), Brazil (239 mbd), and Canada (73 mbd) were affected by unplanned maintenance in this quarter.

Research in the report also highlights that the operator with the highest refining capacity under maintenance globally in the quarter was ExxonMobil Corporation (503 mbd), followed by BP plc (430 mbd) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (420 mbd).

The report shows that BP plc (430 mbd), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (420 mbd) and PKN ORLEN SA (327 mbd) were the top three operators globally in terms of planned maintenance in the quarter. ExxonMobil Corporation (503 mbd), LyondellBasell Industries (292 mbd) and Petroleos Mexicanos (275 mbd) witnessed the most unplanned maintenance globally in Q3 2016.

The new GlobalData report clearly indicates that North America had the highest refining capacity under maintenance globally, whether planned or unplanned, in Q3 2016.

Related report

Q3 2016 Global Refinery Maintenance Review
Globally, more than 80 refineries witnessed maintenance (planned and unplanned) in Q3 3016, of which more than 65% was planned maintenance and the remaining was unplanned. North America had the highest capacity under both planned and unplanned maintenance globally in the quarter.