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Where Does All Our Oil Come From?

We rely on oil to power our lives, but how do we go about getting it? How does oil even form?

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Fossil Fuel

“Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons, primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas, formed from the remains of dead plants and animals.”

If We Dig Out All Our Fossil Fuels, Here’s How Hot We Can Expect It to Get

“World leaders are once again racing to avert disastrous levels of global warming through limits on greenhouse gas emissions.”

How Oil Drilling Works

“Once the equipment is at the site, the crew sets the rig up.”

How Hydraulic Fracking Works

“With tumultuous gas prices and dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels at a high, there’s a desperate need to find alternative energy sources”

How do we get oil and gas out of the ground?

“Oil and gas can get trapped in pockets underground such as where the rocks are folded into an umbrella shape.”



A cleaner way to get petroleum out of oil sands

“The secret to business is buy low and sell high. Canadian holding company MCW Energy Group hopes to do that by economically separating the petroleum from oil sands and then selling it at market rates of double to triple the processing costs.”
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