The Small Oil Refinery is a deployable object which is used to refine Crude Oil into Low Grade Fuel. It has to be placed on open terrain, and does not use a foundation. It is also found as an indestructible object at Monuments such as the Scientist Compound (Outpost), Airfield, Water Treatment Plant, Industrial Train Yard, and Sphere Tank (The Dome). The most reliable way to obtain Crude Oil is with the Pump Jack.
Once the refinery is turned on, it will stay on until it is turned off, runs out of fuel or runs out of storage space for the products.
One Crude Oil will be converted into 3 Low Grade Fuel.
The refinery is quite an efficient way to obtain large amounts of fuel, even though it has to be fueled itself. Given the input of 7 Wood one could convert 1 Crude Oil into 3 Low Grade Fuel. It takes 6 2/3 Wood per Crude Oil, so 1k for 150 cans.
The Small Oil Refinery is not a default recipe. It can be found, or bought at a shop in Scientist Compound (Outpost).
Crafting a Small Oil Refinery costs:
- It takes 120 seconds to craft one Small Oil Refinery.
- The name could be taken to mean that there was a larger refinery planned.