Cool Stuff Being Made: How Crude Oil is Refined

By December 15, 2007Cool Stuff Being Made, Energy

With energy policy being a hot topic on Capitol Hill, we move from the word of theory into the one of practice, visiting the American Refining Group and its Bradford, Penn., refinery.

President and COO Harvey Golubock walks us through the facility, the oldest continuously operating refinery in the United States. We learn about fractionation, distillates and wastewater treatment at the plant, which refines only Pennsylvania crude.

Pennsylvania is, of course, the birthplace of the American oil industry. Good to see it still making a productive contribution to the state’s economy. Many thanks to our friends at the Pennsylvania Cable Network for making the video available for wider distribution as a Cool Stuff Being Made presentation.

And did you read about this week’s groundbreaking in Port Arthur, Tex., for the largest oil refinery in the United States?

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