API Releases Baker & O'Brien Gasoline Study
August 1, 2011
The report examines four potential scenarios with lower sulfur and lower RVP requirements than current gasoline specifications. The results of the analysis show that four to seven refineries are likely to shut down rather than make the necessary investments. A substantial volume of domestically-produced light hydrocarbon currently blended into gasoline would be removed from gasoline and would be sold into other markets. Total domestically-produced gasoline is estimated to decrease significantly during the summer and gasoline imports could more than double.
Download the report.