energy source

What is pretoleum?

Petroleum is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons that is present in suitable rock strata and can be extracted and refined to produce fuels. Petroleum and natural gas are extracted from the ground, on land or under the oceans. It can be classified as a fossil fuel. It is also a nonrenewable source,so it can not reproduce as fast as we use it so scientist have said in a century fossil fuels will be gone.

how its used

Every body uses petroleum in some type of way. Well petroleum is used to heat homes so we can be warm. They also make petroleum in other types of things,there can be very small to big amounts of petroleum in things like Ink, Enamel,Hand lotion, Toothbrushes,Aspirin,Footballs, and etc. Some advantages of petroleum are : it is one of the most abundant energy recourse, liquid from oil makes it easy to transport and use, relatively inexpensive .


Oil Spill Environmental Impact
Petroleum and its refining - Chemistry

cost benefits


Petroleum has brought enumerable benefits to human civilization; quality of life and dynamic prosperity is fueled by this precious, miraculous resource. At the beginning of the 20th century, global oil output was about 150 million barrels of oil; today, that amount is extracted globally in just two days. Petroleum-based technologies have transformed the global economy, providing mobility unimaginable to previous generations.