Knowing Downstream process in Oil and Gas Industry means we will learn about Refining Process since Refining is the major Process in Downstream. Today we will learn about Refining in a nutshell.

Refining is the process in Oil and Gas Industry to transform crude oil into more valuable product such as LPG, Gasoline, Kerosene, Diesel oils, and Fuel oils.

Fun Fact :
A barrel of oil (42 gallons is the standard measurement) will yield 44 gallons of petroleum products because when crude oil goes through conversion, it expands and increases in volume. About half of each barrel of crude is typically refined into gasoline due to the high public demand for transportation energy.

Source :

Downey, Morgan. 2009. Oil 101. New York. Wooden Table Press LLChttp://www.oiljobfinder.com/oilrefineryjobs.php

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