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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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The engineers, who described their experience as second to none in the history of Nigeria oil and gas sector said never again would Nigeria experience fuel scarcity as the Dangote Refinery would be operated in the most efficient manner.
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He said the Ministry, with record efforts have managed to restore full production activity to the Unit, for which an experimental commissioning process took place, to resume the pumping process of oil products through the pipelines of the Refinery.
However, the refinery no longer relies on crude oil supplies from Kazakhstan and/or Russia.
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The Refinery is being closed because of an intransigent union, and historically weak management at Inco.
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Valero's Wilmington refinery produces 50,000 barrels of gasoline per day, while the ChevronTexaco refinery produces 120,000 barrels a day.
Attock Refinery the only refinery in the North, has a capacity to process crude upto 30,000 barrels per day.
The growth of global refinery FCC capacity has been strongly affected by the gradual decline in gasoline demand in Europe and North America.
The nickel giant announced May 20 it is closing its 70-year-old Copper Cliff refinery operation in west end Sudbury and has signed a deal with an undisclosed Canadian company to refine Inco copper.
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