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    through-put charges

    Hi! What is the exact meaning of the words "through-put charges" in the following passage? It is from a political telegram, dating back to 1953,with a special shortened style. ( I will edit the text, if disordered, after submitting it). I am not sure about the exact meaning of it.
    We have always thoughtthat British prefer, as we do, that any future commercial arrangement would beset up so that international company would buy crude and pay a “through-put”charge for products.
    Thanks very much.

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    Re: through-put charges

    Products of crude (oil) would be things like gasoline and diesel fuel. Rather than having commercial arrangements to buy the finished product at a set price, the arrangement would be for the company (who wants the finished products) to buy the crude oil and then pay a processing fee for running it through the refinery to obtain the products.

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    Re: through-put charges

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Products of crude (oil) would be things like gasoline and diesel fuel. Rather than having commercial arrangements to buy the finished product at a set price, the arrangement would be for the company (who wants the finished products) to buy the crude oil and then pay a processing fee for running it through the refinery to obtain the products.
    Thanks very much, but, can you mention an exact synonym for "through-put charges"?
    Last edited by pars; 15-Jun-2017 at 21:55.

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    Re: through-put charges

    Quote Originally Posted by pars View Post
    Thanks very much, but, an you mention an exact synonym for "through-put charges" ?
    It appears to be a term that's specific to the industries being discussed. I think you should retain it as is, adding a parenthetical explanation if necessary.

    Post #1 is still missing some spaces. You can avoid this problem. Don't use Ctrl+V to paste text into the Using English editor. Instead, click the "paste as plain text" button to the left of the Bold, Italic, and Underline buttons. A little window will open. Paste your copied text into that window and click "OK".
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