Crude oil
Petroleum (L. petroleum, from early 15c. "petroleum, rock oil" (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum, from Latin: petra: "rock" + oleum: "oil".) is a naturally occurring, yello...
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Abiogenic petroleum origin
Abiogenic petroleum origin is a term used to describe a number of different theories which propose that fossil fuels are formed by inorganic means rather than by the decomposition of organisms. The tw...
Unconventional oil
Unconventional oil is petroleum produced or extracted using techniques other than the conventional (oil well) method. Oil industries and governments across the globe are investing in unconventional oi...
Oil sands
Oil sands, tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit.Oil sand is either loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing a naturally occ...
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Oil shale reserves
Oil shale reserves refers to oil shale resources that are economically recoverable under current economic conditions and technological abilities. Oil shale deposits range from small presently economic...
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Benchmark (crude oil)
A benchmark crude or marker crude is a crude oil that serves as a reference price for buyers and sellers of crude oil. There are three primary benchmarks, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), Brent Blend, a...
Petroleum industry
The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing petroleum products. The largest volume produ...
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History of petroleum
The petroleum industry is not of recent origin, but petroleum's current status as the key component of politics, society, and technology has its roots in the early 20th century. The invention of the i...
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Price of oil
The price of oil, or the oil price, generally refers to the spot price of a barrel of benchmark crude oil.In North America this generally refers to the WTI Cushing Crude Oil Spot Price West Texas Inte...
Petroleum product
Petroleum products are materials derived from crude oil (petroleum) as it is processed in oil refineries. Unlike petrochemicals, which are a collection of well-defined usually pure chemical compound...
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Fossil fuel exporters
Petroleum, natural gas, and coal are exported from various source countries to countries reliant on these fossil fuels.
Saudi Arabia is the largest exporter of petroleum in the world.This is a lis...
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC, /ˈoʊpɛk/ OH-pek), a permanent, international organization headquartered in Vienna, Austria, was established in Baghdad...
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries - Wikipedia
Environmental issues with petroleum
The environmental impact of petroleum is often negative because it is toxic to almost all forms of life. The possibility of climate change exists. Petroleum, commonly referred to as oil, is closely li...
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Oil spill
An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term is usually applied to marine o...
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Renewable energy
Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. Renewable...
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