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Built on PIRA’s tradition of exhaustive data-gathering and expert analysis, the World Refinery Database provides an in-depth, forward view of the international refining business. Since its launch in 2005, clients have relied on the Database’s cutting-edge functionality, delivering capacity data by unit and configuration, along with detailed ownership status and history. Now the Database has been enhanced to give clients the ability to access refinery-by-refinery crude slate and outages data. The result is a robust, turnkey research tool that is unmatched in the industry.
Users of the World Refinery Database have an edge in understanding the ever-changing dynamics of the worldwide refining industry. Available only through PIRA Online, the Database encompasses nearly every refinery and associated process unit in the world, providing regular updates and an historic archive for each facility. In its newly expanded and enhanced format, the Database contains refinery-by-refinery crude run histories broken out into major grade categories and historic refinery outage data. And for those companies that opt to add this premium service, it also includes the capability to input user-defined estimates of refinery outages. By cross-referencing outages and typical historic run slates, the impacts of refinery outages on crude grade requirements can be readily evaluated. This comprehensive combination of refinery-level runs and refinery-level crude grade slates is not to our knowledge available elsewhere.
The Database offers a variety of query options at the user’s discretion. Because the searchable data can be downloaded into spreadsheets, it is an invaluable tool for clients to have and use in their own independent assessment and analysis.
Simply put, the World Refinery Database is geared for companies that highly value a comprehensive review of the state of the world's refineries, their history, operation, crude requirements, and future plans. Instead of endlessly searching for these data in multiple locations, you can have it right at your fingertips on PIRA Online.
Clients of PIRA’s World Refinery Database benefit from:
The database, accesible via PIRA Online, provides the following features:
Provides capacity and — for premium users — crude run data with regional aggregation and “drill-down” capabilities to the most discrete level of detail.
This section takes the Regional Summary section a step further, allowing users to more quickly retrieve refinery data in by-country, by-state/city, or by-refinery detail.
Users can create capacity and runs “evolution” reports that allow them to analyze and compare trends over time, for any mix of geographical locations, individual owner/operator company or owner/operator group of companies, or any refinery configuration. Data can be presented in the form of annual cumulative changes or annual incremental changes — with the ability to drill-down to aggregated quarterly detail for capacity data.
Refinery capacity utilization reports (e.g., crude runs as a percent of capacity) can be generated from any of the above-mentioned data tables.
PIRA provides a historical database of outages by month beginning in 2007. These data were all developed from public sources of information (no proprietary data are included). Also included are historical data for crude runs and crude slates by refinery. These data can be compared against historically typical run slates to estimate the impact of outages on crude grade requirements. In addition to the historical data, this section includes the Refinery Outage Scenario Manager a custom tool that allows users to enter their own estimates of historical, current, or future outages and thus see the potential impact on crude grade requirements. Reports can be generated for the PIRA history or the user's own data (or a combination of the two). As with all reports, data can be summarized by year, region, operator, etc.
Ownership evolution reports contain detailed information on historical development of ownership percent share for every refinery in the world for time period of the project.
Provides a series of charts and data that show refining margin trends. The 12 margin calculations are based upon the most current data generated by PIRA’s refinery model simulation of operations in each regional refining center.
Provide users with methodologies and definitions for refinery process units, conversion factors, operable days and stream factors for every unit on a by-country basis. Additional sections include new grassroots refineries, closures, and regional product-quality developments.
PIRA's World Refinery Database comes in two different levels of access: