What does oil refinery mean?

Definitions for oil refinery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oil refinery, petroleum refinery(noun)

    a refinery for petroleum


  1. oil refinery(Noun)

    An industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into useful petroleum products


  1. Oil refinery

    An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful products such as petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, and liquefied petroleum gas. Oil refineries are typically large, sprawling industrial complexes with extensive piping running throughout, carrying streams of fluids between large chemical processing units. In many ways, oil refineries use much of the technology of, and can be thought of, as types of chemical plants. The crude oil feedstock has typically been processed by an oil production plant. There is usually an oil depot at or near an oil refinery for the storage of incoming crude oil feedstock as well as bulk liquid products. An oil refinery is considered an essential part of the downstream side of the petroleum industry.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oil refinery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oil refinery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    Our air power we believe has been effective, you've seen strikes in and around the Baiji oil refinery and Baiji virtually every day.

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