Maintaining the viability of the U.S. petroleum refining industry requires continuous improvement in productivity and energy efficiency. The U.S. refining industry has worked with AMO to provide a range of resources that can provide energy and cost savings for the industry.
Analytical Studies & Other Publications
- Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints provide a mapping of energy use, energy loss, and carbon emissions for selected industry sectors.
- Manufacturing Energy Sankey Diagrams map the flow of energy supply, demand, and losses in U.S. manufacturing sectors (including petroleum refining), using data from the AMO Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints.
- Bandwidth Study on Energy Use and Potential Energy Saving Opportunities in U.S. Petroleum Refining (2015)
- Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Petroleum Refining Industry (2007)
Documents for historical reference
Profile of the Petroleum Refining Industry in California (2004)
Energy Efficiency Roadmap for Petroleum Refineries in California (2004)
Energy Use, Loss and Opportunities Analysis: U.S. Manufacturing & Mining (2004)
Impacts of Condition Assessment on Energy Use: Selected Applications in Chemicals Processing and Petroleum Refining (2004)
Technology Roadmap for the Petroleum Industry, Draft 2000
Technology Vision 2020: A Technology Vision for the U.S. Petroleum Industry
The United States is the largest, most sophisticated producer of refined petroleum products in the world.
Challenges for the refining industry include lower-quality crude oil, crude oil price volatility, and environmental regulations that require cleaner manufacturing processes and higher-performance products.