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Meaning of "oil refinery" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL REFINERY

oil refinery  [ɔɪl rɪˈfaɪnərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL REFINERY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oil refinery is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OIL REFINERY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil refinery

Oil refinery

An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful products such as petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas. Oil refineries are typically large, sprawling industrial complexes with extensive piping running throughout, carrying streams of fluids between large chemical processing units. In many ways, oil refineries use much of the technology of, and can be thought of, as types of chemical plants. The crude oil feedstock has typically been processed by an oil production plant. There is usually an oil depot at or near an oil refinery for the storage of incoming crude oil feedstock as well as bulk liquid products. An oil refinery is considered an essential part of the downstream side of the petroleum industry.

Definition of oil refinery in the English dictionary

The definition of oil refinery in the dictionary is a place where oil is refined.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OIL REFINERY


binary
ˈbaɪnərɪ
culinary
ˈkʌlɪnərɪ
disciplinary
ˈdɪsɪˌplɪnərɪ
duobinary
ˌdjuːəʊˈbaɪnərɪ
finery
ˈfaɪnərɪ
imaginary
ɪˈmædʒɪnərɪ
interdisciplinary
ˌɪntəˈdɪsɪˌplɪnərɪ
multidisciplinary
ˌmʌltɪˈdɪsɪˌplɪnərɪ
nonbinary
ˌnɒnˈbaɪnərɪ
pinery
ˈpaɪnərɪ
preliminary
prɪˈlɪmɪnərɪ
quinary
ˈkwaɪnərɪ
refinery
rɪˈfaɪnərɪ
seminary
ˈsɛmɪnərɪ
swinery
ˈswaɪnərɪ
trinary
ˈtraɪnərɪ
urinary
ˈjʊərɪnərɪ
veterinary
ˈvɛtərɪnərɪ
vinery
ˈvaɪnərɪ
winery
ˈwaɪnərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL REFINERY

oil of wintergreen
oil paint
oil painting
oil palm
oil pipeline
oil platform
oil pollution
oil press
oil pressure
oil producer
oil rig
Oil Rivers
oil sand
oil shale
oil sheik
oil slick
oil spill
oil storage tank
oil stove
oil tank

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL REFINERY

beanery
buffoonery
cannery
chicanery
confectionery
Connery
cordwainery
enginery
Flannery
greenery
gunnery
joinery
machinery
millinery
ornery
penguinery
scenery
stationery
sugar refinery
tannery

Synonyms and antonyms of oil refinery in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oil refinery» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL REFINERY

Find out the translation of oil refinery to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil refinery from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil refinery» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

炼油厂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

refinería de petróleo
570 millions of speakers

English

oil refinery
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल रिफाइनरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَعْمَلُ تَكْرِيرُ الْزَيّتِ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нефтеочистительный завод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

refinaria de petróleo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেল শোধন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

raffinerie de pétrole
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

penapisan minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erdölraffinerie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

石油精製所
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정유 공장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kilang lenga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà máy lọc dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் சுத்திகரிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल शुद्धीकरण कारखाना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yağ rafinerisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

raffineria di petrolio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rafineria ropy naftowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нафтоочисний завод
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rafinărie de petrol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διυλιστήριο πετρελαίου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

olie-raffinadery
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oljeraffinaderi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oljeraffineri
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oil refinery

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL REFINERY»

The term «oil refinery» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.076 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL REFINERY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil refinery

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QUOTES WITH «OIL REFINERY»

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Fareed Zakaria
The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL REFINERY»

Discover the use of oil refinery in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil refinery and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oil Refineries in the 21st Century: Energy Efficient, Cost ...
A very detailed, workable approach to improving energy efficiency and cost effectiveness in petroleum processing, dealing with the role of management and refinery operators in achieving the best technological parameters, the most rational ...
Ozren Ocic, 2008
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The Bradford Oil Refinery
INTRODUCTION. It is with great pride that we offer you, our readers, a brief history of our refinery. It is a success story, a "celebration of achievement" that has developed over 125 years of uncompromised commitment to quality, devotion to ...
Sally Ryan Costik, 2006
3
Popular Mechanics
The most dangerous time for an oil refinery isn't when it is running, but by T O M PRICE and T. J. AU L D S On March 23, hundreds of people called 911 to report an explosion at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas; the force of the blast had ...
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Edible Fats and Oils Processing: Basic Principles and Modern ...
In this paper I have illustrated how the changes in process equipment and process control influence quality control without the introduction of in-line monitoring in a multi oil refinery handling the range of oils shown in Table 1. Quality control in ...
David R. Erickson, 1990
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Popular Science
... vegetable shortening. The apparatus is shown below THERMOMETER BUNSEN BURNER (FOR GAS) Linoleum in the making: a strip of cloth on which. FEBRUARY, 209 HOME-LABORATORY CHEMISTRY Oil Refinery for Home Chemists.
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Environmental Technology in the Oil Industry
H. Amiry1, H. Sutherland2, E. Martin3, and P. Goodsell1 1 Function of an oil refinery The purpose of oil refineries is to produce marketable products from crude oil or other hydrocarbon feedstocks. Crude oil, the basic feedstock, is a mixture of a ...
S. T. Orszulik, 2007
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The New Global Oil Market: Understanding Energy Issues in ...
REFINERY CONFIGURATIONS The operating costs and product yields of an oil refinery are both dependent on its process unit configuration and the type of crude oil processed. The following refinery configurations, listed in order of ...
Siamack Shojai, 1995
8
Shot at and Missed: Recollections of a World War II Bombardier
In this riveting narrative, Jack R. Myers recounts his experiences as a B-17 bombardier during World War II. Commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944 at age twenty, Myers began flying missions with the 2nd Bomb Group, U.S. Fifteenth Air ...
Jack R. Myers, 2012
9
Handbook of Petroleum Processing
These are the lube oil refinery and the petrochemical refinery. Very often these complexes are located adjacent to the energy refinery and they are often integrated into one major refinery complex. Chapter 12 describe and discuss these two ...
David S. J. Jones, Peter R. Pujadó, 2006
10
Fuels and Lubricants Handbook: Technology, Properties, ...
This chapter presents an overview of the modern, integrated oil refinery, and how it separates and processes crude oil and other hydrocarbon feedstocks into the required array of liquid fuels and other products. A description of an overall, ...
George E. Totten, Steven R. Westbrook, Rajesh J. Shah, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL REFINERY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil refinery is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mega-project may be coming to Irving OIl refinery in Saint John
The official word is being kept under wraps, but there are signs a big project is coming to the Irving Oil refinery. The annual maintenance ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
2
Russia's June refinery runs little changed mth/mth
Russian oil refinery runs in June were almost unchanged month on month, rising by 0.05 percent, or 2,600 barrels per day (bpd), data from the ... «Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, Jul 15»
3
Nagarjuna Oil Refinery to hold AGM
... save article. Nagarjuna Oil Refinery announced that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company will be held on 29 September 2015. «Indiainfoline, Jul 15»
4
BOPL to merge with BPPL to become largest oil refinery
The new entity would have a vertically integrated footprint that would encompass Pakistan's largest oil refinery, the biggest oil storage facilities, ... «Daily Times, Jul 15»
5
Wiring malfunction blamed in cooking oil refinery fire
A wiring malfunction started a fire that caused more than $20,000 in damages to a structure at a cooking oil refinery Sunday morning in the ... «Herald-Mail Media, Jul 15»
6
Next oil refinery in Kazakhstan to be built together with Iran
At the briefing on Wednesday last week Deputy Akim of the Oblast Rakimbek Amirzhanov spoke about the new project. He made it clear that ... «Tengrinews, Jul 15»
7
Wiring malfunction started Longmeadow Road cooking-oil refinery fire
A wiring malfunction started a fire that caused more than $20,000 in damages to a structure at a cooking oil refinery Sunday morning in the ... «Herald-Mail Media, Jul 15»
8
US$22 billion oil refinery project not yet proposed
Binh Dinh Province has not received a request for an investment certificate for an oil refinery complex worth US$22 billion in Nhon Hoi ... «VietNamNet Bridge, Jul 15»
9
CB&I Announces Equipment Supply Award for Afipsky Oil Refinery
"The Afipsky Oil Refinery project is a successful example of CB&I's full scope of capabilities, from licensing, engineering and engineered ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
10
FG may not revoke idle oil refinery licences
oil-refinery The Federal Government has no plans to revoke unutilised oil refinery licences given to 17 private operators over 10 years ago, ... «Naija247news, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oil refinery [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oil-refinery>. Feb 2020 ».
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