A recently released report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) finds that planned refinery maintenance is not expected to affect adversely the supply of gasoline, jet fuel, and distillate fuel in the United States through the end of 2016. Refinery outages result from both the planned shutdown of refinery units for maintenance and upgrades, and from unplanned shutdowns from a variety of causes such as mechanical failure, bad weather, power failures, fire, and flooding. Planned maintenance is typically scheduled when refined petroleum product consumption is relatively low. …
Source: This Week in Petroleum