Save for later Print Download Share LinkedIn Twitter Jet fuel exports tumbled in August despite higher crude throughput as refiners prioritized production of kerosene and gasoil. Asia's powerhouse exporter shipped out 200,000 b/d of jet in August, with volumes dropping by 40,000 b/d from July, according to data from Korea National Oil Corp. (KNOC). Exports also fell by 18,000 b/d from last August. Korean refiners boosted crude throughput by 125,000 b/d from July to 2.7 million b/d in August, although run rates remained relatively low at 77.4%. With the approach of winter refiners are prioritizing production of dual-purpose kerosene. Jet production dropped by 23,000 b/d from July to 301,000 b/d in August while kerosene output rose by 17,000 b/d over the same period to 122,000 b/d. Refiners also ramped up gasoil output by 49,000 b/d in August to 961,000 b/d. Domestic consumption of jet fell by 8,000 b/d from July to 49,000 b/d in August, but was 4,000 b/d higher than the year-earlier month.