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History of Refining

Learning objectives

  • Explain how and why kerosene replaced whale oil
  • Discuss causes of the emergence of the gasoline market
  • Describe how the CAA Amendments of 1970 affected refining processes
  • Identify some effects of oil industry deregulation
  • Discuss the effects of the vapor pressure regulations of 1989 and 1992
  • Describe how the CAA Amendments of 1990 affected refining processes

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to provide a general overview of the evolution of crude oil processing from 1846 until the present day.

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