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refinery

a factory for the purification of some crude material, such as ore, sugar, oil, etc.

refinery

[ri′fīn·rē]
(chemical engineering)
System of process units used to convert crude petroleum into fuels, lubricants, and other petroleum-derived products.
(metallurgy)
System of process units used to convert nonferrous-metal ores into pure metals, such as copper or zinc.
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Globally, major factors contributing to the growth of refinery catalysts industry is high demand and consumption of crude oil, gasoline and other fuels used for transportation.
The time took to repair the damage caused to the Refinery had been a record on the international level, as the world's largest oil companies couldn't lay such a short timing ceiling to report such oil installations, due to the size of corruption caused to the Refinery," the Minister added.
There has been no investment in the refinery for many years because serious investment would have meant serious layoffs.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the same refinery.
Chevron spokesman Fred Gorell would not acknowledge that the Richmond refinery had gone down.
The United Steelworkers Union wanted the refinery left open and campaigned for Inco to make the investment for major capital upgrades.
The West Coast has just been a hotbed for refinery problems since February - just one thing after another,'' she said.
OPIS' special report on refinery consolidation concludes that sellers of plants haven't necessarily "soured" on refinery prospects; instead; some companies want to cull and "refine" their refining assets.