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Although today’s producers are still trying to find the most effective way to separate what comes out of the well into useable and non-usable components, the situation looked much more grim at the turn of the 20th century. At a time when filling earthen pits with oil mixtures that could not be commercialized was the best-possible alternative to the burning of off-spec oil, early field operators were keen to find a safe solution that would both maximize their production, and limit the potential environmental nightmare on their hands.

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