Energy Resources

Learn about oil and geothermal energy!

Oil

Where oil is found?

Oil can be found all over the world. Its found underground. The most successful countries are Saudi Arabia, Russia, the United States, Iran, and China. Some produce more oil than others. The states that produce the most oil are Texas, Alaska, and California.

How is oil formed?

Crude oil is formed from the remains of dead animals and plants. They only form when the animals and plants fall to the bottom of the sea. Their remains are covered in mud. As the sediment is buried by sediment it started to change into rock as the temp. and pressure increased.

How oil is formed

Oil and Gas Formation

How is oil used?

Oil is used for transportation fuels, fuel oils for heating and electricity generation, asphalt and road oil. Some of the most obvious petroleum products inside transportation.

Geothermal energy

Where is geothermal energy found?

Most of the geothermal power plants in the United States are located in western states and Hawaii, where geothermal energy resources are close to the earth's surface. California generates the most electricity from geothermal energy. The Geysers dry steam reservoir in northern California is the largest known dry steam field in the world and has been producing electricity since 1960.

How is geothermal energy formed?


About 2,900 kilometers below the Earth’s crust, or surface, is the hottest part of our planet: the core. Radioactive decay is a continual process in the core. Temperatures there rise to more than 5,000° Celsius. If underground rock formations are heated to about 700-1,300° C , they can become magma. . In some areas, the heat can naturally exist underground as pockets steam or hot water.
How Geothermal Energy Is Made/Power Plants

How is geothermal energy used?

Geothermal power plants uses their underground reservoirs of steam and hot water to generate electricity and to heat and cool buildings directly. Geothermal energy has been used for thousands of years in some countries for cooking and heating.

Bibliography


"Where Geothermal Energy Is Found." - Energy Explained, Your Guide To Understanding Energy. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2016


"Geothermal Energy." National Geographic Society. N.p., 20 Nov. 2012. Web. 16 May 2016.

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