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upgrade

1. US and Canadian an upward slope
2. US and Canadian going or sloping upwards

upgrade

[¦əp¦grād]
(mining engineering)
To increase the commercial value of a coal or mineral product by appropriate treatment.
To increase the quality rating of diamonds beyond or above the rating implied by their particular classification.

upgrade

(1)
A new or better version of some hardware or software.

Often used in marketroid-speak to mean "bug fix".

upgrade

(2)
The act of developing or installing a new version.

upgrade

To replace existing software or hardware with a newer version. See upgradable, update, critical update, bugrade and About this encyclopedia.
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If the swap were to occur, Shell would fully exit AOSP's mining operations and hold a 20% interest in the Scotford upgrader and Quest CCS project.
Over the past 15 years, the facilities have expanded to include an upgrader that receives heavy oil mined from the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) near Fort McMurray, about 400 kilometres further north.
The upgrader can process this into 180,000 b/d, 32 deg.
upgrader, which is an excellent complement to users wanting to convert their
Before the upgrader was completed, the bitumen used to be shipped from the Jose terminal to Chalmette and Germany for processing.
North West is not going to invest $5 billion in an upgrader if they aren t going to make money on it, too.
The company has commenced construction of the 5,000 barrels per day heavy crude oil upgrader processing plant through a subsidiary, WaveChem Inc (WCI).
StatoilHydro ASA (OSE: STL) (NYSE: STO), a Norway-based oil and gas exploration company, has withdrawn a regulatory application for development and construction of a bitumen upgrader in Alberta, Canada.
ENERGY RESOURCE-15 May 2008-Suncor Energy Shuts Down Upgrader as Part of Planned Maintenance(C)2008 JeraOne - http://www.
1 billion upgrader expansion, which includes the addition of new coking facilities.
Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, an upgrader or a downsizer, buying a house in Southern California involves scaling a steep learning curve and, in many cases, absorbing a few surprises.
In late December, the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (ASOP) produced the first bitumen (heavy crude oil) at it Muskeg River mine, 75 kilometers north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and began shipping diluted bitumen via its Corridor pipeline to its Scotford upgrader plant near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.