Broken Arrow firm lands supply contract for unique Cushing refinery


By John Dobberstein, Editor

A Broken Arrow company has been awarded an agreement to design and supply equipment for a unique crude refinery in Cushing.

Great Southern Flameless (GSF) signed a commercial agreement with Southern Rock Energy Partners to design and supply furnaces and process heating units for a first‐of‐its‐kind crude refinery.

Most refineries consume natural gas, refining off‐gases, and ambient air in the furnaces and process heating units. But the new refinery will instead combine pure oxygen with “blue” hydrogen (produced from refining off‐gases) and “green” hydrogen (from electrolysis) -- with water, oxygen and argon being the primary waste stream.

By consuming 100% hydrogen and oxygen as a fuel source in the furnaces and process heating units, Southern Rock Energy's proposed 250,000-bpd crude refinery complex will reduce and eliminate 95% of greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing GSF’s cool combustion technology.

The refinery is still projected to produce 91 million barrels annually of cleaner transportation fuels including gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from crudes sourced domestically from the Anadarko, Denver‐Julesburg, Permian and Bakken Basins.

Great Southern Flameless is a wholly owned Great Southern Technologies (GST) company, a subsidiary of Tulsa-based Integrated Service Company. GST is an industry leader in the design, manufacturing, and optimization of conventional direct fired heaters.

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