Crude oil entering Gulf Coast refineries has become lighter as imports have declined

The density of crude oil processed by U.S. Gulf Coast refineries has become lighter since 2008 as refineries moved away from heavier imported crude oil to lighter crude oil produced in Texas. The Gulf Coast is home to most of the nation’s petroleum refineries, and these refineries tend to run a diverse mix of crude oils that, similar to the national average, has become lighter since 2008. Source: Today in Energy – Crude oil entering Gulf Coast refineries has become lighter as imports have declined

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