the refining process

Refineries play an important role in powering the world forward. Oil refineries take crude oil and refine it into products that we use every day.

The HSF Refinery takes crude oil and other feedstocks and refines it into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), petroleum coke and sulfur. The refinery has a processing capacity of approximately 55,000 barrels (2.3 million gallons) of crude oil per day.

 » Oil RefineryIn the oil refining process, fuel oil, gasoline, naphtha, and other substances are refined from crude oil. This process utilizes the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) system, hydrogenation desulfurizing system, and other various incidental facilities for which improved efficiency and process management are required. Against the backdrop of a global tightening of environmental regulations, cleaner fuel refining, such as making gasoline or light oil sulfur-free, is required.

Refining crude oil into transportation fuels and other products is a complex process involving many steps. The key steps include:
Separation: Crude oil is separated into different parts based on the size of the molecules.
Treatment: Using hydrogen and catalyst, natural impurities are removed from crude oil.
Cracking: Large molecules of crude oil are broken into smaller molecules that make up different transportation fuels.