Eastern Seaboard (U.S.)

The Eastern Seaboard (U.S. PADD 1 equivalent) extending from Newfoundland south to the Philadelphia-Delaware City refining areas is undergoing dramatic change as it pushes to access inland U.S., Gulf Coast and Western Canadian crude sources to compete with both domestic and foreign sources of refined products. EAI, Inc. provides its latest insights from its Gulf Coast-Eastern Seaboard Downstream Business Analysis and Outlook study to assess how refineries in this Eastern Seaboard refinery corridor are shifting their crude slates to compete in local as well as foreign product markets.  Inclusive of Eastern Canada, the Northeast represents a displacement of foreign light/medium grades in the range of 1000 to 1400 MBPD depending on logistical access and grade displacement economics.