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  • Guidance Document for the Storage and Handling of Petroleum Coke

    The purpose of this API Guidance Document is to provide guidance on operating and maintenance practices for the storage and handling of petroleum coke (petcoke). In particular, guidance is provided on the management of airborne particulate matter emissions and water runoff from petcoke storage facilities. A variety of techniques is presented and should be applied based on knowledge of specific facility and product conditions. These techniques are known to be effective depending on specific conditions at the site include average wind speeds and climate, moisture content of the material, etc.
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    Energy to Keep America Moving

    It takes a whole lot of energy to keep America moving, growing and thriving.
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  • Refining and Distribution

    When you think of oil, you likely visualize a thick, black substance. But you have probably noticed that the gasoline you pump for your car is light brown or colorless. This difference is the result of the refining process, which takes the heavy, crude oil from the ground and processes it into petroleum products like gasoline, plastic and agricultural chemicals, among others. Refineries are a key step in getting oil to market and meeting growing global energy demand.
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  • Impacts of East Coast Refinery Closures

    The recent recession, among other factors, reduced petroleum product demand across OECD regions and has precipitated widespread refinery sales and closures.
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  • Fact Sheet: Importance of a Strong Domestic Refining Industry

    The US refining industry is strategically important but faces many challenges that could have unintended implications for the country.
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  • Outsourcing US Refining? The Case for a Strong Domestic Refining Industry

    America's refiners are a strategic asset for the United States, and maintaining a viable domestic refining industry is critical to the nation's economic security.

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  • API Refining Standards and Publications

    Since 1924, API has been a cornerstone in establishing, maintaining and publishing standards and recommended practices for the oil and natural gas industry.
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    How a Refinery Works

    Explore the critical role refining plays in unleashing the potential of a barrel of crude oil and turning it into the specially formulated products that we rely on every day.
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  • Refinery Safety

    API members are committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of all that share it. API's safety activities and programs support this commitment through research, standards development, training, information sharing and transfer and advocacy.
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  • There's a lot of life in oil and natural gas

    There's a lot of life in oil and natural gas

    When you stop and think about it, it’s amazing how many things get their start from oil and natural gas.
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