Industry Education

Stacks of Oil Barrels

Bbl, Boe, BTU and Mcf: 4 Common Oil and Gas Abbreviations

Oil and gas companies and industry publications use several abbreviations for production fluid, including Bbl, Boe, BTU and Mcf. In this article we’ll define four of the most common and their volume prefixes. Bbl The abbreviation Bbl stands for “barrel of oil.” One barrel of oil is 42 gallons. This abbreviation is typically thought to originate
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Gas Refinery

Midstream Oil and Gas Processing: What are Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs)?

Natural gas liquids (NGLs) are hydrocarbons extracted during the gas refining process that are used to create hundreds of products, from clothing and household items to feedstock for industrial machines. From the Field to the Plant Energy producers begin the process of separation from the moment they extract natural gas from a well. The initial
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Oil Refinery

How is Gasoline Made from Oil?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average American driver puts more than 13,000 miles on their vehicle every year. To cover all that ground, we fill our tanks with 500 gallons of gasoline. Most of us know gasoline is tied to oil. But, how is it made? In this article, we’ll cover a few basics of the
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Well Site in the Appalachian Basin

Marcellus and Utica Shale: 3 Popular Kimray Products in Appalachian Basin

The Marcellus and Utica Shale formations stretch Southwest from Lower New York through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and into West Virginia. This region, known as the Appalachian Basin, is known for its large amounts of natural gas. In July 2018, it accounted for 29% of all U.S. gas production. Top Producers in the Marcellus and Utica Southwest
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Natural Gas Inter/Intrastate Pipelines

Midstream Oil and Gas: How Gas Gathering Works

There are approximately 580,000 wells around the United States currently producing oil and gas. In order to get these energy resources from the wells to end users around the country, infrastructure is required. This is the area of the industry midstream companies fill. Midstream oil and gas companies construct vast, far-reaching networks of pipelines, storage
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