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Allocation to Refineries


The allocation methodology for petroleum refineries is different than for the rest of the product-based allocation. Entities manufacturing finished refinery products receive allocation based on Sections 95870(e) and 95891(a,d).

Information on the development of the refinery allocation, can be found in Appendix A to Second 15-Day Cap-and-Trade Regulatory Text: Refinery Allocation Methodology.

The refinery sector allocates allowances based on the total production of primary refinery products, a simple barrel benchmark, on the assistance factor, and a cap adjustment factor. Those allowances are divided among the refineries based on Solomon Energy Intensity Index®, if available.

The following document details the Refinery Allocation and contains the sector level data needed for the calculations.

For questions or comments, please contact David Allgood at (916) 445-8238