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Refining margins

The refining margins service surveys spot and forward markets for global refining systems. We use our proprietary models to highlight challenges and opportunities for traders and optimisers. The service is led by Raul Alcamo in London.

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Weekly margins report - 4 days ago

Weekly margins report

With refining margins at five-year lows, refineries worldwide are being forced to find new ways to optimise operations. Refiners have focused on reducing FCC throughputs rather than CDU runs to restore profitability. But these actions have not significantly reduced distillate output. CDU run cuts..

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Service methodology

The Weekly margins report and the associated data service are based on our proprietary models, which represent the weighted average distribution of different products coming out of refineries from a specific region. Further detail on the methodology is available here.