Lectures at the Petroleum Museum

Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series – sponsored by Norma J. McGrew, Mr. & Mrs. Max Wright, & Texas Pecos Trail

The Petroleum Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures give our community the chance to visit with authors, scientists, artists, and historians who recount the petroleum industry’s beginning, present and future, along with topics of local and historical interest.  These lectures are sponsored by the Norma J. McGrew, Mr. & Mrs. Max Wright, and the Texas Pecos Trail. Admission is always free. Cookies and tea provided.

Check our News and Events for the upcoming schedule.

July 17th Presentation: “Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language” Video Presentation

A 55-minute video by Dr. William Leffler

Energy issues are increasingly challenging us each day. Refining plays a critical role in supply-and-demand and remains a vital component of our energy infrastructure. Dr. William Leffler is an industry veteran and author with more than 45 years of experience in the petroleum industry in upstream, downstream, and petrochemicals sectors. Leffler’s video presentation breaks down basic principles of refining as he walks through the refining process one procedure at a time. The first part of the video discusses the history of petroleum refining, from the oil patch to refinery and focuses on crude oil processes. The second section examines gasoline refining. Join us to go behind the scenes on petroleum refining.

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