http://www.sina.com.cn 2007年04月24日 09:20
21:00 23Apr07 RTRS-EUROPE MARCH REFINERY OUTPUT DOWN 435,000 BPD, OR 3.3 PCT, VS FEB AT 12.66 MLN BPD, DOWN 1.4 PCT YR/YR - EUROILSTOCK
21:00 23Apr07 RTRS-EUROPE MARCH GASOLINE OUTPUT UP 15,000 BPD, OR 0.5 PCT, VS FEB AT 3.18 MLN BPD, DOWN 0.9 PCT YR/YR - EUROILSTOCK
EUROPE MARCH DISTILLATES OUTPUT DOWN 272,000 BPD, OR 4.4 PCT, VS FEB AT 5.91 MLN BPD, DOWN 1.3 PCT YR/YR - EUROILSTOCK
EUROPE MARCH REFINERY UTILISATION DOWN TO 88.73 PCT VS 92.66 PCT IN FEB AND 88.74 PCT IN MARCH 06 - EUROILSTOCK
Europe March gasoline output rises as margins surge
LONDON, April 23 - Europe's output of gasoline
rose in March from the previous month as surging prices of the
motor fuel encouraged refiners to maximize output, industry
monitors Euroilstock said on Monday.
The rise in output came even as refinery utilisation rates
in countries such as France and Germany fell amid a heavy round
of plant maintenance work, resulting in a drop in output of
middle distillates, fuel oil and naphtha.
The March data showed production of gasoline rose by 15,000
barrels per day from the previous month to 3.18 million bpd,
industry monitors Euroilstock said in their monthly report
covering 16 European countries -- Norway plus the 15 countries
that made up the EU until the 2004 enlargement.
Output rose after European gasoline prices surged by 19
percent in February, and then another 12 percent in March as
U.S. stocks of the key motor fuel slid from the beginning of
February. Prices have risen another 21 percent so far in April.
The jump in prices has driven gasoline's premium to Brent
crude to more than $20 a barrel on Monday, the highest level
since last July.
While refinery maintenance trimmed plant utilisation by 3.93
percentage points to 88.73 percent, the surge in the gasoline
crack encouraged plants to maximize output of that product.
With diesel and heating oil's premium to Brent crude mostly
holding steady since early February, and jet fuel slipping,
production of distillates -- diesel, heating oil and jet fuel --
slipped by 272,000 bpd, or 4.4 percent, to 5.91 million bpd.
Output was down by 1.3 percent year on year.
Fuel oil output slipped 3.7 percent from February to 1.79
million bpd, while naphtha output fell 6.9 percent to 965,000
Total European refinery production was down by 435,000 bpd,
or 3.3 percent, last month versus February, to 12.66 million
The monitored countries are: Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg,
Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany,
Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Britain.
EUROILSTOCK REFINERY TABLE
(in OOO BPD) change from change in pct
Mar 07 Feb 07 Feb 07/ Mar 06 Feb 07/Mar 06
TOTAL 12,655 13,090 -435 -185 -3.3 -1.4
GASOLINE 3,181 3,166 15 -28 0.5 -0.9
MID-DIST 5,913 6,185 -272 -77 -4.4 -1.3
FUELS 1,789 1,857 -68 14 -3.7 0.8
NAPHTHA 965 1,037 -72 -61 -6.9 -5.9
11,623 12,139 -516 -2 -4.3
CAPACITY UTILISATION (IN PERCENT)