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World Bank Cambodia oil & gas special supplement : refining crude oil - part 1 (English)

The petroleum sector briefing notes up to this issue have focused on upstream exploration and production. But crude oil has to be traded, refined, and marketed before it can be used. This note describes what is involved in refining. It outlines the characteristics of various refined petroleum products, followed by a brief summary of main refining processes. This briefing note provides technical background information on the characteristics of fuels which refineries produce and the refining processes that are needed to make the fuels. The next briefing note will describe what key global trends are affecting the refining industry.

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  • Document Date

    2008/04/01

  • Document Type

    Brief

  • Report Number

    44123

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Cambodia,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    World Bank Cambodia oil & gas special supplement : refining crude oil - part 1

  • Keywords

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World Bank Cambodia oil & gas special supplement : refining crude oil - part 1 (English). Petroleum Sector Briefing Note ; No. 10 (April 2008) Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/695521468015275586/World-Bank-Cambodia-oil-gas-special-supplement-refining-crude-oil-part-1