oil refinery

Definition

A facility used to convert petroleum into gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas, heating fuel and asphalt.

Use oil refinery in a sentence

The oil refinery was shutdown for repairs and the cost of gas went up a dollar as a result as it had to be transported farther.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 2 people found this helpful.

With the price of crude constantly flucuating, Exxon officials in Texas must carefully weigh their decision to open a new oil refinery.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 3 people found this helpful.

The oil refinery was shut down for routine seasonal maintenance; therefore, all the supplies pumped from the wells had to be diverted elsewhere.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 4 people found this helpful.

Show more usage examples...

Browse Definitions by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
oil price to natural gas ratio oil reserves