Fact #482: August 13, 2007
Refinery Output by World Region
A barrel of oil can be made into a variety of petroleum products. Each region of the world refines oil into different fuels based on the regions' need. In 2006, 40% of the refinery output in North America was gasoline. Europe and the Pacific region produce a greater share of diesel fuel from their refineries.
Note: The Other category includes white spirit, industrial spirit, lubricants, bitumen, paraffin waxes, tar, grease, olefins, and aromatics.
OECD North America: Canada, Mexico, United States.
OECD Pacific: Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand.
OECD Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
|Product||OECD North America||OECD Europe||OECD Pacific||Total OECD|
|Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG)||2.0%||2.7%||2.4%||2.3%|
Source: International Energy Agency, Monthly Oil Survey, April 2007,