I read this article earlier today and have found it of some benefit. For those of you who are aware of our refining status and distribution methods, much of this will be a refresher, but there is enough interesting info to glean from this to benefit everyone.
Ignoring the Peak Oil true-believers commenting on the article, I think it does a fine job pointing out the limitations of our refining operations and the benefit of exploiting the Canadian oil sands, which as we all know probably won't be acted upon until Obama is pink-slipped or otherwise removed kicking and screaming. That Canada is our number one foreign source now seems to underscore the need to further solidy our relationship with them since they are a good neighbor and all.
The details of the tank farm at Cushing, OK caught my eye here and I guess I need to chase after some more data, I'd like to see how consumption relates to capaicty and storage on hand, but I'll see if I can dig into that another time. Right now I am fascinated with the raw numbers.
Anyway, here's the ZH article - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-oil-price-differentials-caught-between-sands-and-pipelines
Most recent Petroleum report - http://126.96.36.199/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/weekly_petroleum_status_report/current/pdf/wpsrall.pdf
Knowing what PADD you are in and what the stats are is interesting. I think the low fuel product numbers across all types for the East in comparison to the other PADD's is odd.
Gas prices by region, which we've linked before. I had noticed prices in Minnie have dropped to 3.50 range, which seems ot be properly reflected in this report.http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/
My eyes and head are a bit tired now, too late for any meaningful analysis, maybe somebody can take a whack at it.