Oil is a very important resource as it is one of major sources of energy. When we think of oil, we often think of fuel for cars or planes. However there a lot of uses of crude oil that affects our lives.
Did you know? There are over 6000 products that are made from petroleum.
But first of all…
What is Crude Oil?
Crude oil, commonly known as petroleum, is a liquid found within the Earth comprised of hydrocarbons, organic compounds and small amounts of metal. The most common method of obtaining crude oil is to extract it from wells in various locations around the world.
Crude Oil cannot be used without changing it, for this reason once it is extracted from the ground, it must be transported and refined into petroleum products where different parts of the crude oil are separated into useable petroleum products such as gasoline, kerosene, plastics and chemicals among others. In fact, oil refineries convert crude oil into products that people use every day.
Petroleum Refineries Block Flow Diagram
Are you ready to find out more about products you use that come from crude oil production or refining?
Watch this video, you might be surprised!