Difference between revisions of "Petroleum"

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'''Petroleum''', named for "rock oil", is a [[fossil fuel]] usually found deep within the [[earth]], although some deposits are very close to the surface.
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It is a heavy dark [[liquid]], consisting of many different [[hydrocarbon]] [[chemical compound|compound]]s. Crude oil is extracted from the ground and [[distillation|fractionated]] into its components by volatility in an oil refinery. Some of the main products distilled from crude oil are:
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*[[Gasoline]]
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*[[Kerosene]]
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*[[Home heating oil]]
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*[[Diesel]] fuel
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Oil deposits are often found in concurrence with [[natural gas]], and [[shale]] formations.
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[[Scientist]]s believe that fossil fuels are the remains of huge amounts of plant material that was laid down millions of years ago, and altered in form under high temperatures and pressures. Others theorize that it is synthesized naturally by underground processes, slowly rising towards the surface for our use.
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