Oregon Petroleum Industry
Each year, Oregonians spend more than $3 billion to pay for petroleum products. There are no primary oil refineries in Oregon. Oregon's petroleum industry includes petroleum distributors, asphalt production, lubricating oils, and asphalt roofing products. Over 140 businesses distribute petroleum products throughout Oregon. The Oregon Department of Employment Website
has information about industry employment, payroll and economics providing a useful profile of the petroleum industry in Oregon.
In 1999, Oregonians consumed more than 1.6 billion gallons of taxed gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. All of the 2.98 million registered vehicles in Oregon traveled 32 billion miles and had an average efficiency of 18.5 miles per gallon.
The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial technologies helps industry research and demonstrate leading edge or emerging technologies. The following technologies are likely to become commercially available in the petroleum refinery industry within the next year or two and will yield energy savings, waste reduction or productivity benefits.
Office of Industrial Technologies Factsheet – Catalytic Cracking Demonstration Plant (pdf)
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