Petroleum / Crude Oil Separation methods

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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 (lithosphere). ... The world reserves of crude oil are estimated at more than one trillion barrels (one barrel equals 42 US gallons or 159 litres), of which more than 75% belongs to the 1...



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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. ... People have used petroleum since ancient times. ... Today, petroleum is the number one U. ... OPEC stands for Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. ...



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OPEC Summary OPEC, formally known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, strikes attention to many Americans and economists. OPEC controls our nation"s oil supply. Recently, because of their inability to supply an adequate amount of oil to our country the price of crude oil has risen to as much, if not more,...


Oil Spill

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The petroleum industry is working closely with government agencies, universities and research centers to reduce the frequency and impact of oil spills. ... Since the passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the petroleum industry has invested nearly $17 billion in oil spill prevention and response. ... API"s annual Petroleum Industry Environmental Performance (...


Customers/competitors Of Exxonmobil

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More specifically, it is involved in the exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, as well as the manufacture of petroleum products. The company has also expanded to also transport and sell crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products. ... ExxonMobil also offers a wide range of fuel products to many commercial customers, inc...


Oil Spills And Steps Of Prevention

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On a seemingly regular basis, the nation"s newspapers and television screens are wallpapered with vivid images of tankers spilling crude oil, also known as petroleum, and oil soaked sea birds in various stages of death and decay. Crude oil plays a vital role and has even become an absolute necessity in the modern industrial society. ... To ...


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 month. ... \"We are taking this action in res...


America, Oil and the World

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A growing importation rate from both Canada and the Middle East will lead to a superfluous influx of oil that will bury us in petroleum dependency for many decades. ... Even though many argue for an immediate cut in petroleum use, our overwhelming dependency on oil makes it unfeasible at the moment. ... In a sense we need to enter a transitional ...


Petroleum And The Modern World

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" (http://www.fueloil.com) The word petroleum is a compound word derived from two Latin words meaning "œrock oil... Most Petroleum is found as crude oil in underground formations called "œtraps," collecting in the pores of certain kinds of rock. ... America was not the only country to discover the value of petroleum: I...


The Future of the World\'s Oil

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This heat and pressure exerted as time passed developed the crude oils we see today. The quality and composition of the crude oil varies based upon the hydrocarbon makeup of the petroleum. ... In 1977, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) was created, which served the purpose to ship crude oil to South Alaska in a...


What is Patroleum

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The term is often restricted to the liquid form, commonly called crude oil, but as a technical term it also includes natural gas and the viscous or solid form known as bitumen. The liquid and gaseous phases of petroleum constitute the most important of the primary fossil"¦ Petroleum engineering as a discipline may be said to have sta...


Oil Deregulation Law

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What is Oil Deregulation? ... The money that is used to subsidize the prices is from the taxes.9 The World Bank, whom the Philippines owed a billion dollar of debts, is trying to ask for the payment of these debts.10 The government says that the only chance to develop the Philippine economy and to pay for all the debts th...


Life Without Petroleum

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Petroleum was the source of petrochemicals. ... Although wood, hydropower, coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear fission are other alternate forms of energy, petroleum was the most widely used source (ChemCom, 191). ... This is because cars need oil and oil is a product of petroleum. ... Kerogen is partially &...


Oil Spills

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The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: the Harm That Followed Almost 14,000 oil spills are reported each year. ... Because the tanker could not stop immediately, a huge gash was torn in the bottom of the Exxon Valdez and crude oil began spilling into the sea. ... Alyeska is a large group consisting of large corporations such as Arco, British...


Effects Of Oil Spills

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The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: the Harm That Followed Almost 14,000 oil spills are reported each year. ... Because the tanker could not stop immediately, a huge gash was torn in the bottom of the Exxon Valdez and crude oil began spilling into the sea. ... Alyeska is a large group consisting of large corporations such as Arco, British...


Venezuela and Political Oil

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Venezuela is the country in the western hemisphere with the largest reserves of light and crude oil. ... He then went to the Caribbean Petroleum to work on an oil exploration project in Venezuela. ... It was in 1922, when even more oil was discovered in Venezuela (which then made them the largest oil exporter) that Venezuelan presiden Juan Vicente...



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The Middle East has not always been the super power of production of crude oil. Before the Second World War, the Middle East produced less than 5% of the world"s output of crude oil. ... The countries had only a minor share of control over the export and marketing of their crude oil and gas. ... In 1959 the major oil compa...


Controlling the World's Oil

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s demand for petroleum goes to cars and light trucks. ... What is oil? Petroleum, or "crude oil," is a mixture of a variety of hydrocarbons. Petroleum was used in ancient times as a medicine, and in China it was used as a fuel and a lubricant for cart axles as early as the 3d-century BCE None of these applications was ve...


A Look at Gasoline

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Gasoline comes from a product called crude oil, also called petroleum, which is drilled directly out of the ground. ... Well most of our oil imported from what is known as OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries). ... Strategic Petroleum Reserve). ... Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the largest stockpile of government-owned emergency crude oil...



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For example, the oil sold by Saudi Arabia is identical to the oil from Iran. ... OPEC\\\'s primary objective is to co-ordinate and unify petroleum policies among member countries, in order to secure fair and stable prices for petroleum producers; an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consuming nations; and a fair ret...


To Drill Or Not Drill

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Our government is planning to drill oil from Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR in Alaska to solve the oil crisis. ... By Jim Carlton, SOn April 15, a corroded pipeline spilled roughly 100,000 gallons of crude oil and saltwater onto the delicate tundra. ... If oil company drill oil from ANWR, then those animals will be greatly ...


drilling in ANWR

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The United States currently imports 52% of its oil. ... Hundreds of spills involving tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil and other petroleum products occur annually. ... While close to half our oil is produced domestically, the U.S. has less that 3% of the world's known oil reserves. The numbers will never add up to oil&...


John D Rockefeller

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The Standard Oil Company grew to dominate the oil industry and became one of the first big trust in the United States. ... In the same year the first oil well was drilled at Titusville in western Pennsylvania, give a rise to the petroleum industry. ... The company was able to refine 29,000 barrels of crude oil a day and had its own cooper...


Sempra Energy Trading

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(SET) is a full-service energy trading company, one of the largest in North America marketing and trading physical and financial energy products: crude oil and refined products, natural gas and power. ... s customer base includes most of the major oil, gas and power companies in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. ... Based&#...


The Economy and Outlook

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Imports of crude petroleum from Saudi Arabia for processing at Bahrain's oil refinery account for more than one-third of Bahrain's imports. ... Exports include petroleum and petroleum products, aluminum, and manufactured goods. ... Because of its slight oil production, Bahrain is not a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), ...