Oil Change International published a report which was discussed in this DK diary.
The report claimed that 60% of the gasoline production from Gulf Coast refineries (in PAD 3) was exported from the United States in 2012. The problem is that nothing in the report explained or showed the basis of the 60% figure which was claimed to be based on DOE-EIA data. A link OCI provided to DOE-Energy Information Agency did not show the claimed 60% gasoline exports from Pad 3.
DOE-EIA has not published its 2012 annual report, which is due at the end of this month, so OCI did not base its conclusions on the specific 2012 report in question.
Year 2011 data from DOE-EIA is shown in this PDF table:
For year 2011, the PAD 3 Gulf-area refineries produced:
[all in thousands of barrels]
Exports Supplied Products (domestic consumption)
Finished Motor Gasoline 156,214 483,739
This puts the finished motor gasoline exports for 2011 in PAD 3 at 24% exports.....far from the 60% gasoline exports claimed by OCI for year 2012.
As noted above, the definitive report from DOE-EIA for 2012 will be published by the end of the month. However, some summary data for 2012 indicates that the 60% gasoline export claim made by OCI is unlikely to be supported in the 2012 report.
Under the circumstances, the Oil Change International claim cannot be supported and should be withdrawn as a misleading and erroneous claim.