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OVERVIEW OF AUSTRALIAN REFINERY CAPABILITIESĀ 

Reviewed the flexibility of the Australian refining system to cope with a changing crude oil slate resulting from declining Bass Strait availability and new Australian discoveries. Client used the conclusions and recommendations in a petition to the government on new oil industry legislation.

EASTERN U.S. AND CANADA PRODUCTS MARKET ANALYSIS

On behalf of a major oil producer and refiner, undertook a detailed analysis of refining and marketing opportunities in the eastern U.S and Canada. The work included supply/demand and pricing analysis, an overview of the market dynamics, and an overview of the major players and their competitive position.

PACIFIC BASIN CONDENSATE/NAPHTHA SUPPLY OUTLOOK

Undertook a complete assessment of the future supply/demand balance for condensates and naphthas in the Pacific Basin region. Study included an analysis of the abilities of various refiners to deal with increased condensate supplies and future price trends for condensates versus light crudes.

U.S. NGL SUPPLY AND DEMAND ANALYSIS

Furnished an analysis of the demand for natural gas liquids (NGL) products as feedstocks to the petrochemical industry, the availability of supplies of ethane and ethane/propane mix to U.S. Gulf Coast olefins producers, and the level of current and future NGL fractionation capacity.

WEST AFRICAN CRUDE MARKETING ANALYSIS

Estimated the value of crude oil produced from a new field in West Africa. Analysis included an assessment of value for typical U.S. Gulf Coast and Northwest Europe refiners, plus a detailed analysis of value in the local hydrocracking refinery.

NORTH AMERICAN CRUDE OIL SUPPLY AND DEMAND STUDY

Provided a detailed assessment of historical and estimated future crude and product supply and demand in Petroleum Administrative Defense Districts (PADDs) II and IV regions of the U.S. for the proposed Express Pipeline project. The objective of the study was to determine the viability of a new crude pipeline to supply Canadian crude oil into these markets.