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|The supply and disposition of refined petroleum products in Canada
Analysis – July 2005
Refinery production levels decreased 5.9% compared to the same month
a year earlier. The largest decreases were seen in petrochemical feedstock
(-151.7 thousand cubic metres or
The total volume of crude oil and equivalents received by refineries amounted to 9,399.6 thousand cubic metres, a decrease of 2.6% when compared to July 2004. This decrease was due to lower receipts of domestic crude (-8.2%) but was offset by an increase in domestic crude receipts (+3.4%). Year-to-date refinery receipts totalled 62,602.9 thousand cubic metres, down 3.0% from the same period a year earlier.
July, imports of crude and equivalents from Norway accounted for 22% of total imports, followed by Algeria at 16% and United Kingdom at 15%. Year-to-date imports are down 1.9%.
Sales of refined petroleum products totalled 8 642.3 thousand
cubic metres, down 1.3% from July 2004. The decrease was largely
due to lower demand for petrochemical feedstock (-113.0 thousand cubic