What Is Crude Oil Made of?

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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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About 42 gallons of crude oil makes 44 gallons of petroleum products, everything from ink, crayons, dishwashing liquids, deodorant, eyeglasses, CDs and DVDs, tires, ammonia and heart
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crude oil is the result of millions of years of forest foliage decomposing and filtering into the earth where it is trapped in chambers.
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The chemicals you listed aren't used to crack the crude oil. A solid catalyst is added to reduce the amount of heat required to do the cracking, but other than that it's done thermally
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Oil is made over millions of years from decaying organic material, such as plant life and animals. It is a non-renewable energy source.
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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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