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The Downstream Oil and Gas Industry How an Oil Refinery Works

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Oil and gas industry

Although the oil and gas industry is at the heart of the world economy, supplying much of the resources that literally power our world, the average consumer only sees a small part of the industry in operation. Within the oil and gas industry, experts divide the industry’s functions into three segments: upstream, midstream, and downstream.

Unless you’re a chemical engineer working on an ocean oil rig or a drill mechanic working on the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, the part of the industry that most directly touches your life is the downstream section of the petroleum industry. Even the smelly oil refineries you drive by on long