Crude oil refining capacity worldwide fell in 2013, with only one region, the Middle East, showing an increase in capacity. A drop from the highs achieved in 2012, the data shows a leveling of the capacity growth seen over the last 3 years.
Refining company growth over the year was largely constant, with a few significant changes. The four largest global refiners of 2013 kept their positions, while Saudi Aramco saw a strong jump from 10th on the list to 5th. It was the most significant change of the year.
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