Petroleum

Yajaira Ayala

Is it renewable or nonrenewable?

Petroleum is a nonrenewable energy source because it would take about 10 million years to form.

Where is it found on earth or is it produced with technology In a factory?

Petroleum is a substance that has formed beneath the surface of the Earth. Which was formed from the remains of tiny sea plants and animals that died 10 million years ago. Which then turns into sedimentary rocks when they sink to the bottom of the ocean, and get buried by thousands of feet of sand and sedimentary. Then the heat and pressure turn it into petroleum.



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Who uses it now?

petroleum is used by everyone in our every day lives. For example all pastic is made from petroleum and plastic is used almost everywhere, in cars, houses, toys, computers and clothing.


Are there products created or other uses for this energy?

Petroleum is used to make many things like nail polish, shoe polish, ink for pens, crayons, DVD's, floor wax, detergent, putty, dyes, and etc.

How does it work to produce energy for individuals and whole groups or communities?

Petroleum provides energy for us like, Gasoline to power automobiles, planes, boats, and many other forms of transportation. Diesel Fuel used for powering automobiles, Lerosene used in lighting and cooking. Heating Oil used to provide houses with necessary warmth, and Lubricating oil which keeps machinery cool.


Is it expensive?

It is expensive, it is because of cost and demand. the prices have been going higher because the price for petroleum gas has been getting harder to get and to provide.
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