A hydrocarbonaceous material upgrading method may involve a novel combination of heating, vaporizing and chemically reacting hydrocarbonaceous feedstock that is substantially unpumpable at pipeline conditions, and condensation of vapors yielded thereby, in order to upgrade that feedstock to a hydrocarbonaceous material condensate that meets crude oil pipeline specification.
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This invention was made with federal government support under Cooperative Agreement No. USDOE contract DE-FC26-98FT40323 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The federal government may have certain rights in this invention.