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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Kirby, James G.; Carleton, David A.; Moore, Betty M.
Crude petroleum and petroleum products,   pp. 909-1026 PDF (10.9 MB)


Page 911

Railroad Commissioa districts 
 Nos. 2 and 3. - 
Nos. 7C, 8, and 8A 
Part of No. 6 (East Texas field in Cherokee, Smith, Upshur, Rush, and Gregg).
No. 10. 
Nos. 7B and 9. 
No. 1. 
No. 4. 
Nos. 5 and 6 (exclusive of East Proper). 
PAD 
district Refining districts 
I—East Coast—District of Columbia and Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,-
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland,
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and the following
counties of New York: 
Cayuga, Tompkins, Chemung, and all counties east and north thereof; and the
following counties of Pennsylvania: Bradford, Sullivan, Columbia, Montour,
Northusnberland, Dauphin, York, and all counties east thereof. 
I—Appalachian No. 1—West Virginia and those parts of Pennsylvania
and New York not included in the East Coast district 
 CRUDE PETROLEUM AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS 911 
natural -gas which was in short supply. The demand for ethane increased 21.0%
in 1972 to 106,201,000 barrels. More detail on liquefied gases and ethane
can be found in the "Natural Gas Liquids" chapter. 
 Other Products.—This category includes refinery gas (still gas) used
for fuel, asphalt, petrochemical feedstocks, petroleum coke, lubricating
oils, special naphthas, miscellaneous products, road oil, and wax. Refiners
used 170,993,000 barrels of still gas for fuel in 1972 and 14,678,000 barrels
for petrochemical feedstocks. The domestic demand for asphalt increased 3.3%
to 163,788,000 ' barrels (29,779,000 short tons). The demand for petrochemical
feedstocks was strong in the domestic market, but exports declined. Domestic
demand for the year increased 12.1% to 123,867,000 barrels, and exports decreased
15.3% to 4,457,000 barrels. Sales of marketable coke increased 10.5% in 1972.
Exports increased 14.8% to 
6,215,000 short tons, and domestic sales increased 7.0% to 7,074 million
short tons. Domestic demand for petroleum coke, including 10,590,000 short
tons of catalyst coke, was 17,664,000 short tons in 1972, an increase of
10.5%. The demand for lubricating oils increased 4.1% in 1972, but exports
declined 6.0%. Domestic demand was 67,796,000 barrels, and exports comprised
14,995,000 barrels. 
The total demand for special naphthas increased 7.0% in 1972 to 33,375,000
barrels. Domestic demand was 31,888,000 barrels and exports, 1,487,000 barrels.
The domestic demand for road oil continued to decline in 1972. Demand was
7,538,000 barrels, down 11.2% from 1971. The domestic demand for petroleum
wax increased 3.1% to 5,410,000 barrels, but exports declined 32.0% to 1,129,000
barrels. In addition to the above products refineries produced in small quantities
a variety of products (petrolatum, medicinal oils, rust preventives, spray
oils, etc,) which the Bureau of Mines grouped together as miscellaneous products.
The domestic demand for these products in 1972 was 15,280,000 barrels, and
exports were 1,062,000 barrels. 
Shipments to U.S. Territories, Posses. sions, and Free Trade Zoncs.—Domestic
demand, as defined in this chapter, refers to demand in all States of the
United States. Shipments from the United States to territories, possessions,
and free trade zones are included with exports. Any - for- 
eign receipts into these areas are not included in total imports shown. 
 Shipments from territories, possessions, or free trade zones to foreign
countries are excluded from exports. Shipments from these areas into any
State of the United States are included in import data. 
 Districts.—The Bureau of Mines reports production of crude petroleum
and natural gas liquids and the number of wells drilled by States. Data for
Louisiana, New 
-Mexico, and Texas are also reported by districts. 
 New Mexico has two widely separated producing areas. The Southeastern district
comprises mainly Lea, Eddy, Chaves, and Roosevelt COunties. The Northwestern
district comprises mainly San Juan, Rio Arri-ba, Sandoval, and McKinley Counties.
 Bureau of Mines producing districts in Texas correspond, with one exception,
to the following grouping of the Texas Railroad Commission districts: 
Bureau of Mines 
districts 
Gulf Coast 
West Texas 
East Proper  
Panhandle 
Rest of State: 
North 
Central______ 
South 
Other East Texas~ 
 Separate production data are shown for the Louisiana Gulf Coast, including
the offshore area. 
 Refinery operations are grouped by the Bureau of Mines into another set
of districts called refining districts. These refining districts correspond
with the grouping originated by the Petroleum Administration for War during
World War II and called PAW districts (later changed to PAD districts). 


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