Allocation of Energy Use in Petroleum Refineries to Petroleum Products

This article presents a petroleum refinery-process-based approach to allocating energy use in a petroleum refinery to petroleum refinery products according to mass, energy content, and market value share of final and intermediate petroleum products as they flow through refining processes within a refinery.

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5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

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4.6 Humans intentionally store energy for later use in a number of different ways.

5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.