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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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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Organic oils are produced by animals, plants and other organisms through natural metabolic processes. Mineral oils are made from ancient fossilized organic materials ...
Crude oil was created over millions of years. Plankton that lived during the Jurassic Period made the oil we currently use today. This was about 180 million ...
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