What Is Crude Oil Made of?


Crude oil is called a fossil fuel because it is made of the decaying material of formerly living things. The way it happens is all the dead stuff that you see on the floor of the forest or on the bottom of swaps builds up after millions and millions of years. This get buried and is put under great pressure for million and millions of years again. Eventually, it turn to oil.
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Crude oil is made up of million-year-old plankton and algae mixed with mud on the sea floor. It's been under pressure and heat for so long that it changed its composition.
Crude oil and other fossil fuels (coal, natural gas) were formed over millions of years from dead plant material that was compressed and heated in underground rock layers.
Crude oil is refined as a major component of gasoline which powers the majority of internal combustion engines used in automobiles worldwide. Approximately half of every barrel of
Also depending on the type of oil you use (light sweet, heavy, etc) and the refining method (thermal cracking, etc) you get different amount of fuels.
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Petroleum, or crude oil, is a smelly, yellow-to-black liquid and is usually found in underground areas called reservoirs.
Oil was formed from the remains of animals and plants (diatoms) that lived millions of years ago in a marine (water) environment before the dinosaurs.
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