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5.0 out of 5 stars A great start..., 17 Mar 2014
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Emmster (Hampshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language (Hardcover)
This is a really really good book if you're looking to understand a bit more about the general layout of a refinery, its units, their chemistry and some of the more gruesome picky details about what's in your petrol/gas tank.

You can search the table of contents and I recommend you do. You'll see that this is a technical book for non-technical people. I've a degree in engineering, some A level chemistry and 14 years working in and around refineries (in IT [plant computing] admittedly). On a straight-through read I found the amount of information overwhelming, and some material caused mothballed parts of my brain to fire-up again. I'll need to read it another two or three times to really extract the value.

If you're looking for a book on refinery planning, scheduling, oil accounting, economics - forget it. This book is about the technical side of turning crude into saleable products and how the processes have evolved to produce more and more petrol/gasoline from a barrel of crude.

Its a great book, i'd heartily recommend it and I wish the same existed for the other areas of refining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 21 Aug 2013
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J. Morgan - See all my reviews
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Informative, well written, and nicely organised content. I bought it after finding that it's a text book used in oil & gas courses at some universities (sorry - forgotten which ones).
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book on refining, 27 Oct 2012
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the industry is explained in a very clear and consise way. found it to be very helpful in understanding concepts. useful as a reference book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, 31 Aug 2009
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Dr. Ekpen Omonbude "EJO" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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Very well written, very informative, and very practical examples. While reading this book does not make one an instant petroleum refining expert, it certainly goes a long way to enhancing one's knowledge of the industry's fundamentals.
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Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language by William L. Leffler (Hardcover - 1 Nov 2008)
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