For oil refineries in BuildCraft 3 - see this.


A refinery powered by 8 combustion engines.

Oil Refineries are machines used to convert oil into fuel. Oil can be pumped in with waterproof pipes, or put in with buckets. Fuel that is created needs to be pumped out with a wooden waterproof pipe. The conversion rate of oil to fuel is 1:1.

Breaking a refinery with your hands will destroy it. Use a stone pick or greater to get it back.


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Output: 1 x Oil Refinery

Set Up DemonstrationEdit

Oil Refinery - Tekkit In Less Than 90 Seconds

Oil Refinery - Tekkit In Less Than 90 Seconds

Energy usageEdit

Refineries use a lot of energy and it is probably best to supply it using Conductive Pipes. (They require several combustion engines running at the same time to power them to reasonable efficiency.)

Efficiency indicatorEdit

As a refinery is running, two small cuboids on its left and right will move up and down. The faster they move, the faster oil gets converted into fuel. The little cuboids will also be of different colours depending on the refinery's speed and effeciency, red being the slowest and green being the fastest setting.