||A unit of volume equal to 42 U.S. gallons.
||An olefinic hydrocarbon recovered from refinery processes.
||A normally gaseous straight-chain hydrocarbon. It is a colorless paraffinic gas that boils at
a temperature of -127.48º F. It is extracted from natural gas and refinery gas streams.
||A normally gaseous branch-chain hydrocarbon. It is a colorless paraffinic gas that boils at a
temperature of 10.9º F. It is extracted from natural gas or refinery gas streams.
|Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG)
||A group of hydrocarbon-based gases derived from crude oil refining or nautral gas fractionation.
They include: ethane, ethylene, propane, propylene, normal butane, butylene, isobutane, and
isobutylene. For convenience of transportation, these gases are liquefied through pressurization.
|Natural Gas Liquids
||Those hydrocarbons in natural gas that are separated from the gas as liquids through the process
of absorption, condensation, adsorption, or other methods in gas processing or cycling plants.
Generally such liquids consist of propane and heavier hydrocarbons and are commonly referred
to as lease condensate, natural gasoline, and liquefied petroleum gases. Natural gas liquids
include natural gas plant liquids (primarily ethane, propane, butane, and isobutane;
see Natural Gas Plant Liquids) and lease condensate (primarily pentanes produced from
natural gas at lease separators and field facilities; see Lease Condensate).
|Natural Gas Processing Plant
||Facilities designed to recover natural gas liquids from a stream of natural gas that may or may
not have passed through lease separators and/or field separation facilities. These facilities
control the quality of the natural gas to be marketed. Cycling plants are classified as gas
|Normal Butane (C4H10)
||A normally gaseous straight chain hydrocarbon that is a colorless paraffinic gas which boils at a
temperature of 31.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
||A mixture of hydrocarbons, mostly pentanes and heavier, extracted from natural gas.
Includes isopentane, natural gasoline, and plant condensate.
|Petroleum Administration for Defense (PAD) Districts
||Geographic aggregations of the 50 States and the District of Columbia into five districts
by the Petroleum Administration for Defense in 1950. These districts were originally defined
during World War II for purposes of administering oil allocation.
Description and maps of PAD Districts and Refining Districts.
||A normally gaseous straight-chain hydrocarbon. It is a colorless paraffinic gas that boils
at a temperature of -43.67o F. It is extracted from natural gas or refinery gas streams.
It includes all products designated in ASTM Specification D1835 and Gas Processors Association
Specifications for commercial propane and HD-5 propane.
||Inventories of fuel stored for future use. Stocks are reported as of the last day of the period
(e.g., week or month).