posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 11:49 PM
reply to post by cheesy
FYI, not mentioned on the KLAS page, but has been oil production just down the road.
That is the refinery, but the wells are nearby.
Over at the civilian Tonopah airport is a transmix facility:
38° 3'32.24"N 117° 5'47.77"W
I haven't dug much into this, but basically transmix is a combination of fuels, usually gas and diesel. Gas and diesel use the same pipeline, so when
you switch between the two, some of the flow will be a combination of gas and diesel. You take that mixture to the transmix facility to separate them
What is transmix? Transmix is a mixture of refined products that forms when transported in pipelines. This mixture is typically a combination of
gasoline, diesel, and/or jet fuel. Transmix processing plants use distillation to separate the products. These distillation products are further
treated to form saleable gasoline and diesel.