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Supply and disposition of refined petroleum products, February 2015

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Released: 2015-05-13

Receipts and imports decrease

Canadian refineries received 8.0 million cubic metres of crude oil in February, down 9.1% compared with the same month in 2014.

Refinery receipts of domestic crude oil decreased 6.6% from the same month a year earlier to 5.5 million cubic metres in February.

Crude oil imports were 2.5 million cubic metres in February, down 14.0% from February 2014. Imports represented 31.3% of total crude oil received at refineries in Canada in February.

Sales decline

Domestic sales of refined petroleum products totalled 8.3 million cubic metres in February, down 5.8% from February 2014.

Refinery production fell 4.9% from the same month a year earlier to 8.6 million cubic metres in February.

  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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