Price Comparison

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Consumer culture is what creates the buying awareness of society. Society determines what the value of a particular item is. This is true for aspects of popularity, as well as worth and usefulness. There are certain items that are of relatively high price, that are of little importance to necessi ... Continue Reading

Oil Spills And Steps Of Prevention

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Effect of Oil Spills and Steps of Prevention A wrecked supertanker, with a black tidal wave of volatile crude oil spilling from its side, has become a powerful symbol of the destruction of the ocean’s wildlife population and the natural environment. On a seemingly regular basis, the nation’s ... Continue Reading

Gasoline Through my Lifetime

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Everywhere you go and whom ever you listen to you can hear the comment, “Gas is so high”, “It has never been this high.” Yes these statements are true. Yes gasoline is high and no the prices have never been as high as they are right now, but we as Americans ha ... Continue Reading

Industrial Revolution

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The American Industrial Revolution during the second half of the 19th century was a phenomenon of rapid industrial growth increased wealth. There were several reasons for this historic era. These included a labor force, resources, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial ability. ... Continue Reading

fuel efficency

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Fossil fuels are depleted 100,000 times faster than they are formed, and the world energy consumption is expected to increase 40 to 50% by the year 2010 (2). This level of consumption shows our need for more efficient use of our limited supply of fossil fuels. 18% of all fossil fuel is in the form ... Continue Reading

application of supply and dema

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Application of Supply and Demand Assignment In an article titled “Natural Gas prices rise as temps fall: Economy hit as consumers spend more on energy bills”, published in USA Today, the author , Barbara Hagenbaugh, notes that the price of natural gas is up more than 130% from the preceding ... Continue Reading

Oil Essay

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At some point in our daily activities, we all draw upon a reserve of one or more of earths’ natural resources; One of the most crucial of these being crude oil. It and its derivatives are used as primary sources of energy and thus, crude oil it is constantly in high demand. In order to meet thi ... Continue Reading

Petroleum / Crude Oil Separation methods

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Petroleum is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons (compounds composed of hydrogen and carbon) that occur in the Earth in liquid, solid or gaseous form. The liquid form of petroleum is known as crude oil, which is a naturally-occurring substance found trapped in certain rocks below the earth's crust (li ... Continue Reading

Gas Price

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Have you ever wondered why the gas prices around the Miami Valley and the nation so high? Do you guess it is just the gas companies’ way of making lots of money? How much does of a roll does the government plan in the prices? I am here to answer some of these if ... Continue Reading

A Look at Gasoline

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Everyday Americans get dressed and go to work, school, the store, or they take their kids to school, baseball practice, the gym; and everyday as we are driving down the road, we look up and the gas price has increased, again. Even though it is a one-penny increase today those ... Continue Reading

Oil Spill

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Protecting the environment while producing, transporting, refining and marketing fuel is a challenge the petroleum industry must meet every day. For all of the benefits oil has brought to modern society, risk is inherent in taking it from the Earth -- in drilling wells, storing fuel for future use ... Continue Reading

Is Algae the Answer to our Dependence on Foreign Oil?

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Will Cars in the Future Run on Green Gas? Millions of years ago, crude oil was formed. It was made by algae, and somehow then buried deep within the earth. These algae are still capable of producing oil. While it's easy to produce an algae biodiesel, a California company has recently been the fi ... Continue Reading


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Petroleum is a fuel that is often called "crude oil" or "oil." Like natural gas and coal, petroleum is a fossil fuel. This means it was formed from the remains of plants and animals over an extremely long period of time. Heat and pressure eventually changed the remains of the animals into petroleum. ... Continue Reading

Co-operative Gasoling Pricing

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Observing much controversy about appropriate gasoline pricing strategies of the Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL), I’ve determined that they do not have much control over pricing. By brainstorming pricing strategies I have concluded the price of gasoline is partially regulated by major oil compa ... Continue Reading

Obama Administration Taps into Oil Reserves

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On June 23rd, the Obama administration announced its plan to delve into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and release 30 million barrels of oil over the next 30 days, constituting half of the 60 million barrels that the nations in the International Energy Agency plan to bring to market in the next mon ... Continue Reading

Petroleum And The Modern World

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“Petroleum is one of the most valuable natural resources in the world. Some people call petroleum black gold, but it may be better described as the lifeblood of industrialized countries. Fuels made from petroleum provide power for automobiles, airplanes, factories, farm equipment, trucks, trains, ... Continue Reading

The Future of the World's Oil

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Oil is our planet's primary source of energy. The intricate dynamics of providing oil to all who need it is a hot topic of discussion among politicians, engineers, scientists, environmentalists and the citizens of the world. Oil has been used to provide various types of heat for thousands of years, ... Continue Reading

drilling in ANWR

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The United States currently imports 52% of its oil. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that this figure will increase to 64% by 2020 if domestic supplies do not increase. In favor of drilling in ANWR: Only a tiny amount of the section proposed for exploration ... Continue Reading

The Benefits of Industrial Hemp

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Industrial hemp should be legalized for commercial growth in the U.S. because there are many uses and benefits we can gain from it. Hemp can be used for anything from plastics, to rope, to biodiesel; it is a very versatile crop. Some benefits from growing hemp in the U.S. are it would create jobs, f ... Continue Reading

America, Oil and the World

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Americans are addicted to petroleum; because of this, our withdrawal needs to be a cautious one. For illustrative purposes let's personify the U.S and the oil rich Middle East. The relationship is comparable to that of a drug addict and a drug dealer. The drug dealer only has manipulative power ove ... Continue Reading


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The growth of Industrialism began in 1865. Three men greatly contributed. These three people were John Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie. All three of them made big fortunes from their businesses. John Rockefeller completely transformed the oil industry ... Continue Reading

The Lowdown on Rising Gas Prices

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In the U.S., we consume approximately 20 million barrels of oil products every day, according to the Department of Energy. Just less than half of that amount is used for motor gasoline, with the rest of it going toward distillate fuel oil, jet fuel and residual fuel among other things. Each barrel ... Continue Reading


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A response to the increasing gas prices Over the past two years, it has been said that gas prices would begin to rise in 1999. Immediately, this news grasped the attention of the business sector and public. Both spent their time devising a plan, on how to keep the prices low, but the t ... Continue Reading

Venezuela and Political Oil

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Venezuela is one of the top five oil exporters in the world. Almost 100 billion dollars of oil was exported from Venezuela in 2010. Venezuela is the country in the western hemisphere with the largest reserves of light and crude oil. Prior to the Spanish conquest of Venezuela, Venezuelan natives used ... Continue Reading

Johnd D.Rockefeller: Captain Of Industry

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John D. Rockefeller: Captain of Industry or Predatory Thief? In a time when computer technology still did not exist the most powerful men in the world did not owe their fortunes to software development; their riches were made through commodities such as gold, diamonds, and oil. John D. Rockefeller ... Continue Reading