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Energy markets : refinery outages can have varying gasoline price impacts, but gaps in federal data limit understanding of impacts.
  • Published Date:
    2009-07-01
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-283.23 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Creators:
    United States. Government Accountability Office
  • Report Number:
    GAO-09-700
  • Resource Type:
  • Geographical Coverage:
    United States
  • OCLC Number:
    668440891
  • Corporate Publisher:
    United States. Government Accountability Office
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ; NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-PLANNING AND POLICY
  • Format:
    PDF
  • Description:
    In 2008, GAO reported that, with

    the exception of the period

    following Hurricanes Katrina and

    Rita, refinery outages in the United

    States did not show discernible

    trends in reduced production

    capacity, frequency, and location

    from 2002 through 2007. Some

    outages are planned to perform

    routine maintenance or upgrades,

    while unplanned outages occur as a

    result of equipment failure or other

    unforeseen problems. GAO was

    asked to (1) evaluate the effect of

    refinery outages on wholesale

    gasoline prices and (2) identify

    gaps in federal data needed for this

    and similar analyses.

    GAO selected refinery outages from

    2002 through September 2008 that

    were at least among the largest 60

    percent in terms of lost production

    capacity in their market region and

    lasted at least 3 days. GAO

    developed an econometric model

    and tested a variety of assumptions

    using public and private data.

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