What Is Oil Made up of?

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Oil can be categorized into two types namely organic and mineral oils. Organic oils are produced by animals, plants and other organisms through natural metabolic processes. Mineral oils are made from ancient fossilized organic materials which geochemical processes and convert into 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.
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The term "mineral oil" was first coined in the late 18th century to define crude oil or fossil oil and their byproducts that were produced from the wells that tapped underground
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Oil tankers are normaly made of steel plate that are riveted together or welded together around a steel structural framework incorporating a number of separate tanks to hold the oil
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Electrons are leptons, which means they're indivisible (the electron "makes up" an electron) A proton or neutron, on the other hand, are hadrons and are made up of quarks.
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The remains of plants and animals create oil in about 150 million years if not tampered with. This is usually done so at the bottom of an ocean that has dried out.
Oil like the other two non renewable energy sources is from decayed animal and plants buried deep within the earth. It is extracted by being pumped above the ground.
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