Refinery Economics

Refinery Economics
Single User Price: $200.00


The world is struggling to keep up with the growing demand for oil products. The refining sector is running close to maximum capacity throughout the entire year. The result has been many unscheduled problems causing wide swings in prices. It is therefore, a requirement to be knowledgeable about what the economic impact is to the refinery, speculator as well as the supply analyst who is buying all the crude for the refinery and selling the off-take. The economics of this sector can be broken into four interesting and very important segments.

This is one of EMI's premier online courses into the world of refining economics. You will be exposed to the various economic calculations around a refinery as well as which sector of the industry is using which type of economic analysis. You will understand the pure economics of a refinery as well as alternative economic calculations that are used to optimize the refinery operations as well as feedstock acquisitions.


  • Basic refinery economics
  • Economic Optimization/LP Model
  • Netback economics
  • Financial Instruments - Crack Spreads

What You Will Learn

Are you in the energy industry or do you work in a related industry that relies on energy, i.e. financial trading. If so now is the time to expand the depth of your knowledge. This critical online program introduces many topics that are of special interest to the energy and energy related community. The program is filled with an extraordinary amount of valuable information for those who want to understand the economics of a refinery, how to interpret the economics, how to use them for operational decisions, hedging decision, as well as speculative decisions. A short listing of some of the things you will learn & be exposed to follows:
  • Cost of refining construction
  • Detail of all of the operating costs
  • Fixed & variable costs
  • Refinery margin calculations
  • Refinery Optimization using Linear Programming Models
  • Calculation of Netbacks
  • Interpreting netbacks
  • Crack Spread calculations
  • Interpreting crack spreads
  • Using crack spreads from various perspectives

Program Length

105 Minutes