an establishment for refining something, as metal, sugar, or petroleum.
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How to use refinery in a sentence
The Chapter 11 process provides Limetree with the clearest path to maximize the value of our estate for our stakeholders while safely preparing the refinery for an extended shutdown.St. Croix refinery files for bankruptcy amid mounting complaints from residents | Juliet Eilperin, Dino Grandoni | July 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Many are choosing to hone their business in on the most efficient, high-yielding assets—rigs, drilling rights, refineries, pipelines, and the like—and sell off whatever’s particularly carbon-intense.BlackRock’s Larry Fink is calling BS on Big Oil’s climate strategy | Tim McDonnell | July 13, 2021 | Quartz
One in Philadelphia led to the permanent closure in 2019 of what had been the largest oil refinery on the East Coast.Engineers raise alarms over the risk of major explosions at LNG plants | Will Englund | June 3, 2021 | Washington Post
The refinery, which used to operate under the name Hovensa before shutting down nearly a decade ago and changing ownership, is a major employer and source of revenue for the territory.After another leak, EPA probes whether St. Croix refinery poses ‘an imminent risk to people’s health’ | Juliet Eilperin, Darryl Fears | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
In the summer of 1941 the Bomber Mafia identified strategic “choke points” — power plants, oil refineries, aircraft factories — to be attacked should the United States enter the war.Wrestling with the strategy — and morality — of the firebombing of Japan | Diana Preston | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
refinery management had normalized the occurrences of hazardous conditions.
The condensate is then supposed to be routed into the pipeline system that delivers the crude to the nearby refinery.
We fought in Mosul 10 days,” Jasim said, “then they sent us to Bayji to help the army liberate the refinery.Bikers of Baghdad: Sunnis, Shias, Skulls, ‘Harleys,’ and Iraqi Flags | Jacob Siegel | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By Tuesday night, ISIS was in control of Bayji, a major oil refinery city that stood north between Tikrit and Mosul.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight | Andrew Slater | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This unusually severe judgment was the first criminal conviction of a refinery operation under the Clean Air Act.
Many dyers' furnaces, a little silver refinery, and perhaps a bakery have also been noticed.
The lead remaining, which is extremely rich in silver, is then taken to the refinery, and treated in the usual manner.Scientific American Supplement No. 299 | Various
On the edge of the town is located the refinery of the company, connected by pipe lines with the wells, a few miles distant.
But this mode of refinery, consisting in the use of a reverberatory furnace alone, did not produce altogether the desired result.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
This pot has a lining of refinery slag, which is melted, as the apparatus revolves, to get it to adhere to the sides.
British Dictionary definitions for refinery
a factory for the purification of some crude material, such as ore, sugar, oil, etc
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Scientific definitions for refinery
An industrial plant that uses mechanical and chemical means to purify a substance, such as petroleum or sugar, or to convert it to a form that is more useful.
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