hydrocracking hydrocracking

Definition(s):

  • (n) the process whereby hydrocarbon molecules of petroleum are broken down into kerosene and gasolene by the addition of hydrogen under high pressure in the presence of a catalyst

News

  • Trial begins against BP over Texas refinery emissions

    By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Trial began on Wednesday in the first four of 48,000 civil lawsuits filed against BP Plc for pollution from the 460,196 barrel per day (bpd) refinery it owned in Texas City, Texas until early this year, according to court documents. The four suits allege that people were harmed when the refinery released vapors into the atmosphere from its hydrocracking unit ...
    on September 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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