Petroleum stocks, primary

What is Petroleum stocks, primary?

Petroleum stocks, primary meaning For individual products, quantities that are held at refineries, in pipelines and at bulk terminals that have a capacity of 50,000 barrels or more, or that are in transit thereto. Stocks held by product retailers and resellers, as well as tertiary stocks held at the point of consumption, are excluded. Stocks of individual products held at gas processing plants are excluded from individual product estimates but are included in other oils estimates and total.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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