Overcoming Shale Oil Processing Challenges

With the fastest-growing production rate in the United States, shale oil has rapidly become a favorite crude feed for U.S. refiners.

The choice certainly makes sense on first glance. Shale oil is light, low-viscosity, and low in sulfur, making it desirable to process. It’s abundant throughout much of the country, making it a secure source of domestic energy that enables refiners to do more accurate longterm planning. And its price differential makes it attractive to purchase.

Today, those winning characteristics have landed shale oil as a feedstock in an increasing number of U.S. refineries. But as shale oil continues to gain favor, U.S. refiners are also beginning to recognize a parallel pattern of operational issues that they haven’t experienced so prevalently when processing conventional crudes.

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Opportunity Crude Processing

Our chemical treatment programs and services reduce refinery feedstock cost and improve feedstock selection flexibility.

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