The RUST Small Oil Refinery, an indoor/outdoor player deployable oil refining mechanism, is a must-have for clans and solo players alike if farming red oil barrels. Its sole purpose is converting Crude Oil into Low Grade Fuel through heating it with Wood.
Players may deploy them on the ground on relatively flat surfaces on which they have proper Tool Cupboard authorization. Small oil refineries, unlike Large Furnaces, can have traditional base roofing systems placed above them so long as the height requirement is higher than how far up the refinery protrudes. They cannot be picked up once placed.
Like large furnaces, small oil refineries do not give off heat or comfort. Small oil refineries are obtained through drops in mid-to-high tier crates, as well as from scientists. RUST Players may also purchase them directly from Outpost for 125 Scrap, or invest considerable scrap and learn them via the tier 2 workbench tech tree.
Small oil refineries are premier producers of Charcoal.