Oil Power Plant

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Lot Stats
Lot Size 4x4
Plop Cost §17,000
Monthly Cost §600 (§800 - §0)
Bulldoze Cost §770
Jobs 28 R§
15 R§§
5 R§§§
Fire Stage 5
Flammability 100
Water Consumed 25 m3/Month
Power Produced 7,000 MWh/Month
Air Pollution 150 over 14 tiles
Water Pollution 80 over 14 tiles
Garbage Pollution 22 over 0 tiles
Ploppable Lot
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General Information
Credits Author: Maxis

The Oil Power Plant is a utility building that produces Power for your Sims.

Power Plants are designed to be connected to zones and buildings with Power Lines, but do not have to be as they provide power to other buildings within a three-tile radius and those buildings may relay that power to other buildings in another three-tile radius and so on.

The Oil Power Plant is one of the cheapest power solutions in SimCity 4. It produces more power and less pollution with an increase in expense than the Coal Power Plant, so it can been seen as a direct upgrade, though stingy mayors may prefer to just build a Natural Gas Power Plant to supplement their existing Coal one.

It is positioned between the Coal Power Plant and the Nuclear Power Plant in power production, producing more power with less pollution than the Coal Power Plant, but significantly less power with more pollution than the Nuclear Power Plant, however it's cheaper over the long term. The Oil Power Plant is also a safer power plant than Nuclear due to its smaller explosion when it reaches decommission age.