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|The supply and disposition of refined petroleum products in Canada
Analysis – October 2005
Refinery production levels decreased 0.5% compared to the same month
a year earlier. The largest decreases were seen in petrochemical feedstock
(-315.3 thousand cubic metres or
The total volume of crude oil and equivalents received by refineries amounted to 8,990.7 thousand cubic metres, an increase of 2.0% when compared to October 2004. This increase was due to higher receipts of imported crude (+12.1%) but was offset by a decrease in domestic crude receipts (-6.8%). Year-to-date refinery receipts totalled 89,091.5 thousand cubic metres, down 3.9% from the same period a year earlier.
October, imports of crude and equivalents from Algeria accounted for 24% of total imports, followed by United Kingdom 18% and Norway at 16%. Year-to-date imports are down 2.1%.
Sales of refined petroleum products totalled 8,380.2 thousand
cubic metres, down 3.7% from October 2004. The decrease was largely
due to lower demand for petrochemical feedstock (-338.6 thousand cubic