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Transcript of Oil
Oil Sidney Broussard
A viscous liquid derived from petroleum, esp. for use as a fuel or lubricant.
Lubricate or coat (something) with oil.
noun. petroleum - naphtha
verb. lubricate - grease - anoint What is Oil? We use oil for a long list of applications, including:
Transportation Fuels (Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel)
Military and defense
Electrical generation What is oil used for? America's Oil Types of Oil There are two types of oils
Organic Oils- produced by plants, animals, and other organisms through natural metabolic processes.
Mineral Oil- Crude oil, or petroleum, and its refined components, collectively termed petrochemicals, are crucial resources in the modern economy. The United States imported about 58% of the petroleum, which includes crude oil and refined petroleum products, that we consumed during 2007. About half of these imports came from the Western Hemisphere. An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful products such as petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, and liquefied petroleum gas. Oil Refineries An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a merchant ship designed for the bulk transport of oil.
There are two basic types of oil tankers
Crude tankers - move large quantities of unrefined crude oil from its point of extraction to refineries
Product tankers - generally much smaller, are designed to move petrochemicals from refineries to points near consuming markets. Transportation How? Industries strive to make the environment safer and better
since 1990 industries invested $239 billion to improve the environment. References en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil