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How Did Delek’s Refining Yields Trend?

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Delek’s refining yields

Delek US Holdings’ (DK) refining operations yielded 54% gasoline in 2Q16 at both the refineries. DK also produced diesel and jet fuel to the tune of 39% and 37% at the Tyler and the El Dorado refineries in 2Q16, respectively. Of the total production at the El Dorado refinery, Delek also produced around 6% asphalt. Everything else being equal, the higher the production of high-value lighter products, the better the refining margins.

Delek’s gasoline production rose 2% YoY at the Tyler refinery, but diesel and jet fuel production fell 6% each at both the Tyler and the El Dorado refineries.

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Peers’ refining yields

Peer Phillips 66’s (PSX) gasoline production rose 9% over 2Q15 to 1,032 Mbpd. Gasoline constitutes 44% of the total refined products that PSX produces. The iShares U.S. Energy ETF (IYE) has ~7% exposure to refining and marketing sector stocks.

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