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Refineries

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.

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U.S. Refineries, Crude Oil, and Refined Products Pipelines

More than 190,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines traverse the United States.  They connect producing areas to refineries and chemical plants while delivering the products American consumers and businesses need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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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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How an Oil Refinery Works

Ever wondered how an oil refinery works? Now you can learn more about the technology involved in refining crude oil into the thousands of petroleum-based products you use everyday.

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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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Importance of Strong Domestic Refining Industry

The U.S. refining industry is strategically important but faces many challenges that could have unintended implications for the country.

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Outsourcing U.S. Refining

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

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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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

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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