Crude slate

Also known as: Crude diet

The crude slate for a refinery is the mix of different crude grades that the refinery is running.

It is common for a refinery to have a crude slate including many different crude grades, and for the slate to change over time as market conditions change (crude availability and pricing) and the refinery re-optimizes the slate to maximize profitability.

McKinsey uses cookies to improve site functionality, provide you with a better browsing experience, and to enable our partners to advertise to you. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this Site, and how you can decline them, is provided in our cookie policy. By using this Site or clicking on "OK", you consent to the use of cookies.