Oil processing was included in v0.9 to Factorio. It introduced new types of pipes, as well as refinery, chemical plant and several products, a new tech-tree and the handling of liquids.
This is also the reason, why this docs are not complete yet. Please refer to the following pages:
|Pumpjack||Pumpjacks mine the crude oil from the oil spills, and let you carry it by Pipe as seen in the Liquid network/0.9|
|Oil refinery||Refine Crude oil into basic oil products (Heavy-/Light oil and Petroleum gas.|
|Chemical plant||Like the Assembling machine, used to automate processing of liquids.|
|Storage Tank||Stores up to 2500 units of liquid.|
|Small Pump||Allows you to pump liquids from one area to another. Used inline.|
|Pump||Allows you to pump water up from a body of water.|
|Assembling machine 2 Assembling machine 3||Allows you to craft items using liquids, used mainly for Oil barrels.|
|Pipe||Allows transporting of liquids from one location to another.|
|Underground Pipe|Underground Pipe]][[||A Pipe, but under the ground, acting similar to Underground belts.|
There is a lot of research that is available regarding oil processing. To start, you only need to have Oil processing. You can then get a crude oil production &processing facility set up while you wait for the other research to be completed.
|Requires:||Steel processing|-||Allows:||Fluid handling Advanced oil processing Sulfur processing Plastics Flammables|-||Effects:||Pumpjack Oil refinery Chemical plant Oil processing Solid fuel Soild fuel Solid fuel Lubricant|-|
|Effects:||Storage tank Small pump Empty barrel|-|
Advanced Oil Processing: (30 TIME + 1* Science Pack 1 + 1* Science Pack 2 + 1* Science Pack 3 )*75 Allows a new recipe for prossecing oil, and unlocks Cracking.
Plastics: (30 TIME + 1* Science Pack 1 + 1* Science Pack 2)*100 Allows construction of Plastic (Intermidiate product)