Petroleum Refining: In Nontechnical Language
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Petroleum Refining: In Nontechnical Language

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William Leffler's Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition is designed to give the reader an overview of key refining topics by using relevant analogies, easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations. New to this edition is important information on the nature of crude oil and raw materials and a comprehensive discussion on what sets crude oil an...more
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Pennwell Books (first published February 2000)
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Very clear and concise information regarding oil refining. Takes away a lot of the chemistry details.
Chris Maguire
This book gave an excellent overview of petroleum refining without getting bogged down in minutiae or droning on in the style of dry reference tomes. The author reminds us once in a while that he is human with a witty blurb here and there.

I read this book to get a grasp on terms like "cat cracker", "fractionation" and "isobutane" and I was completely satisfied with what I came away with. I now have a good enough grasp on what goes on in the refining world that I can stop with the bewildered loo...more
Sean Johnston
Great book for a non-technical person who needs to know what all the fuss is about. Highly recommended reading for any finance types in the oil & gas business.
Ahmed Hassan
من أجمل الكتب اللي تقراها في بداية فهمك لتكرير البترول..
مفيد والمفاجأة إنه ممتع جدا وسلس..
الكتاب دا أجمل هدية جاتلي وأجمل صدفة.
Spencer Yendell
Good overview of the petroleum refining process. Helpful problems at the end of each section for review and concept reinforcement.
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