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Monday, July 14, 2008

Gas Flares at oil refineries waste an enormous amount of energy. Why can't this gas be used more productively?

Gas Flares at oil refineries waste an enormous amount of energy. Why can't this gas be used more productively?
This was a Hub request that I responded to at HubPages. Please click on the title above to read my answer. Actually, what I know is there should be no gas flares being done at oil refineries. It is only being done after a new oil well has been drilled. But after the person who requested the answer and gave me a link, there are really gas flares made in refineries! It costs billions of dollars and it is just going up in smoke polluting the globe. The link site explained that refineries has to do that to relieve pressure to avoid the danger of explosion.

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