History of Refining

History of Refining

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 This lesson provides a general overview of the evolution of crude oil processing from 1846 until the present day. • 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