Introduction to Petroleum Industry

“The Kingdom of Heaven runs on righteousness, but the Kingdom of Earth runs on OIL!” Quote by Ernest Bevin at the British Parliament during a heated discussion concerning the Middle East.   Petroleum, or crude oil, is a naturally occurring oily bituminous liquid, which forms the raw material for a wide range of fuels and other products. Modern industrial civilisation, with its mega-cities and sprawling suburbs, replete with labour-saving appliances and electronic gadgets, is possible largely because of the ample and inexpensive supply of petroleum and its products. This dependency…

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