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Despite high fuel economy , why Diesel engine produce more pollutants (NOx)?

Diesel engine are effective in terms of fuel economy compared to petrol engine and emits less CO2, However they produce high amounts of NO2 and other harmful substances, Ideal maximum temperature of ...
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What does OilMarketCube mean?

I don't understand p 24 of this PDF from Rystad Energy. Can someone please distinguish, and ELI5, 7 ((Crude supply (current OilMarketCube, downside risk)) and 8 (Crude supply (with required shut-ins ...
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How do I interpret INVERSED working capacity on the negative y-axis?

I don't understand p 24 of this PDF from Rystad Energy. I ask about 1 ('Available crude working storage capacity (inversed)') and 2 here. I'm guessing that Rystad Energy graphed 1 and 2 with negative '...
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Why do oil tankers heat crude oil?

About all those oil tankers off the coast of California … | Grist The giant ships burn fuel to keep lights on, power equipment, and heat the large volumes of crude oil resting in their tanks. I'm ...
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Where does the International Energy Agency's website exhibit petroleum storage capacity? [closed]

Where does the IEA's website present storage capacities as cited below? People are probably a bit confused to see constant references to full storage tanks, and then data from the Energy ...
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Why do 58% of domestic crude produced in PADD III and 55% of net crude imports also go to PADD III imply that crude oil must move out of PADD III?

Crash Overview of U.S. PADDs and Why They’re Important | RefinerLink $\color{red}{[1.]}$ Although 49% of US refining capacity resides in PADD III, notice how 58% of domestic crude is produced in PADD ...
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Does the shape of a car really matter for how much gasoline it drinks?

Let's say that we have a mid-1950s "gas guzzler". Now, we take away the exterior "shell"/chassis and replace it with a modern car's. That is, it will visually look just like a modern car from the ...
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What type of pump is recommended for pumping gasoline/petrol in vapor phase?

I would really like to know your input, perhaps there are regulations on this that I'm not aware of that can help out regarding the overall safety of the process.
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Basic Drilling/Production/Reservoir Engineering Terms

I am trained as a seismic geophysicist but really enjoy getting to translate what I know into what other people can understand and use for their applications, if necessary. For those with working in ...
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Flaring System in Industries

Why is Flaring done in industries? Why can't the same gases be used for production of energy (Thermal energy)? Or why can't the excess gas be recycled in the previous stream from which it came?
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What are air barrels (with regards to oil pipelines) and why are they a problem?

I read an article about Alberta, Canada losing millions per day from air barrels and am now doing some research, but having a hard time finding information. I am curious to know more about air ...
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Injection and lose of fluid injected and pressure drop down? [closed]

I am trying to develop a field by using water injection. I am facing a problem that the average reservoir pressure is dropping down and the BHP of the production wells dropping down as well until it ...
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What is the use of a “ by pass ” [closed]

I'd like a simple explanation of the function of by pass, here is an image of the project am working on and if it can help clarify.
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Industrial machinery and equipment [closed]

I am a mechanical engineer who is interested in learning different processes and equipment mainly used in process industry namely, textile, chemical, sugar mill, and other food process industry. Is ...
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What is API class in subsea torque tools?

I have been in touch with suppliers of actuators for subsea valves. They have mentioned their solutions are available for no matter the valve size, as long as the interface is API 17D class 2, 4 or 7. ...
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What types of oil reservoirs are applicable to radio/microwave heating and advantageous to SAGD?

I am doing a project looking into the advantages of radio/microwave heating of oil reservoirs. I've seen research indicating that RF/Microwave heating can be used for environments such as shallow, ...
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Oil refinery pipeline direct to gas stations

I know major oil pipelines do exists either underground or under the seabed. However, these usually move crude/unrefined oil from refinery to refinery. Yet we don't have refined petroleum or gas ...
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Which plastics dissolve in petroleum?

The thin steel float used in my car (which was built in the UK in the early 60s, which I'm assuming is why it's not originally plastic) has rusted to a point where it's leaking in fuel and therefore ...
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Measuring the temperature of gasoline while conducting experiments over a temperature range

I am building a device to heat and measure the temperature of a small vessel (double boiler) of gasoline over a range of temperatures say -10F to 120F. I will be measuring the capacitance across a ...
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Diesel or Gasoline? Which one is more dangerous to our health?

I have an overall question that's been bothering me for years. Which is more dangerous for our health, a diesel car or a gasoline car? This is quite a cliche question and I can find a lot of ...
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Why is “regular” gasoline standard instead of something more knock-resistant?

The standard light petroleum distillate for vehicle engines, "regular gasoline," is (or is equivalent to) some mix of heptane (C7) and octane (C8). Higher proportions of C8 are more knock-resistant, ...
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Parameter effects on kinetics of esterification for bio-diesel production

I want to discuss the effect of parameters on the kinetics of esterification for bio-diesel production. In esterification process, temperature effect and molar ration are two important parameters. ...
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Oil recovery by thermal expansion of rock

Does rock expansion play a role in increased recovery of oil when heat is supplied to the reservoir at the hands of steam or hot water ?
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Crude Oil Velocity Flow Within Rock-Soil Matrix

In order to run some numerical simulations, I would like to know some rough values (estimates) of the velocity at which the crude oil flows through the rock or soil matrix from which it is extracted. ...
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How can I turn home gas (LPG) from liquid to gas?

"LPG" is the term used here for a mixture of Propane & Butane sold for public use. The exact ratio varies depending on where you buy it and I think also with the season and is not known to me. I ...
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How to select a low flow rate diesel flow meter

I need to select a precise flow meter for the following application condition: Flow range: 0-150 liter per hour Medium: Diesel There are so many meters on the market that I am a bit lost. How do I ...
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What is the maximum length of oil pipelines?

This is inspired by the discussion and controversy surrounding the Keystone Pipeline. The main part of the Keystone Pipeline system is about 3,400 kilometers long, stretching across a large portion ...