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[June 18, 2007]  (AP) Some facts on refinery gasoline production and ethanol use: 

  • Number of U.S. refineries: 149.

  • U.S. refinery gasoline production: 136 billion gallons a year.

  • Gasoline demand: 143 billion gallons a year (imports make up the difference).

  • Annual ethanol production today: 5 billion gallons.

  • Annual ethanol production requirements being considered by Congress: 15 billion gallons by 2015; 36 billion gallons by 2022.

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Sources: National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, Renewable Fuels Association, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

[Associated Press]


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