Also known as: Petroleum Administration for Defense District

PADD is term used to describe different refining regions in the US. The term was created by the US government and is the regional definition used by US government agencies when collecting and publishing industry data.

The PADD definitions are:

  • PADD 1 - East Coast
  • PADD 2 - Midwest
  • PADD 3 - Gulf Coast
  • PADD 4 - Mountains
  • PADD 5 - West Coast plus Hawaii and Alaska

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