U.S. refineries are the most complex in the world, allowing them to extract more value out of each barrel of oil than any other refining system globally. This competitive edge is made possible by access to global markets.
Some argue that U.S. refiners should be limited to processing only or mostly American crude feedstocks. But this short-sighted move would put American energy security at risk. Providing America’s refiners with access to the global markets and the highly varied crude feedstocks from around the world helps ensure reliable, affordable energy for U.S. consumers.