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Supply and disposition of refined petroleum products, December 2014

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Released: 2015-03-24

Receipts rise while imports fall

Canadian refineries received 8.9 million cubic metres of crude oil in December, up 4.0% compared with the same month in 2013.

Refinery receipts of domestic crude oil totalled 6.4 million cubic metres, an increase of 16.8% from the same month a year earlier.

Crude oil imports were 2.6 million cubic metres in December, down 18.1% from December 2013. Imports represented 28.8% of total refinery requirements.

Sales increase

Domestic sales of refined petroleum products totalled 9.0 million cubic metres in December, up 5.3% from December 2013.

Refinery production totalled 9.4 million cubic metres, down slightly from December 2013.

  Note to readers

The Monthly Refined Petroleum Products survey collects data on the activities of all Canadian refineries involved in the production of refined petroleum products (North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] 324000) and of selected major distributors of these products (NAICS 412000).

Domestic sales include all sales by reporting companies, excluding exports and sales to other reporting companies. Refinery production is measured at a net-yield level, for example, after exchanges between refinery processes.

Refinery receipts of crude oil and equivalent hydrocarbons (condensates and pentanes plus) are for refinery consumption or storage from domestic and foreign sources.

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