What is the Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing Industry?

Industry companies primarily refine crude oil or condensate (a light form of oil) to produce petrol, fuel oil, aviation fuel, grease base stock, petroleum gases and other petroleum products. Companies also blend materials into petroleum fuels and manufacture fuels from the liquefaction of petroleum gases. These products are then marketed by wholesalers and retailers, which may be owned by firms that operate the refineries.

Industry Products
Industry Activities
  • Automotive petroleum
  • Automotive and industrial diesel
  • Aviation fuel
  • Gas oil, fuel oil and heating oil
  • Jet fuel
  • Kerosene
  • LPG (in conjunction with petroleum refining)
  • Motor spirit
  • Oil or grease base stock
  • Petroleum refining and blending