Origin of Oil Infographic
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How Oil is Formed

Initially used for electricity generation and heating, oil has become the driving force of an industrialized nation. The US Energy Information Administration stated that around 75% of the 6.79 billion barrels of crude oil consumed in the United States in 2012 were heating oil, diesel, gasoline and jet fuel. But petroleum is not just utilized for fuel production. Petroleum products is used on synthetic fabrics, plastics, pharmaceuticals and common household items. Here’s how oil is formed and extracted from the ground. See also Electric vs Hydrogen: Battle to Fuel the Future of Cars.

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04/12/2016