Upgrader updater

03/28/2005
Ask and ye shall receive.This one is for the reader who called in requesting information on heavy oil upgrading facilities.Technically speaking, any refinery with coking capacity is an upgrader. The interest here is in facilities meant to upgrade heavy oil or oil sands from bitumen into lighter oil that can be sent to refineries for processing.Much, in fact, is happening with upgraders of this type-including completion of tests of a new upgrading technology.The resourceHeavy oil deposits are found in Russia, Romania, Albania, Trinidad and Tobago, and the US, but significant development so far is confined to Canadian oil sands and Orinoco heavy oil in Venezuela.Concern about future supply ...
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