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|The Supply and Disposition of Refined Petroleum Products in Canada
Analysis – February 2006
Refinery production levels decreased 2.4% compared to the same month a year earlier. The largest decreases were seen in other products (-108.7 thousand cubic metres or
The total volume of crude oil and equivalents received by refineries amounted to 8,611.5 thousand cubic metres, a decrease of 6.5% when compared to February 2005. This decrease was due to lower receipts of imported crude receipts (-20.9%) but was offset by an increase in domestic crude receipts (+10.2%). Year-to-date refinery receipts totalled 17,326.9 thousand cubic metres, down 6.6% from the same period a year earlier.
February, imports of crude and equivalents from Norway accounted for 24% of total imports, followed by Algeria at 22% and United Kingdom at 19%. Year-to-date imports are down 20.6%
Sales of refined petroleum products totalled 7 642.7 thousand cubic metres, down 3.3% from February 2005. The decrease was largely due to lower demand for heavy fuel oil (-98.6 thousand cubic metres or