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Crude Oil Cracking & Environmental Concerns

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The first major step (shown in another video) in refining crude oil is fractional distillation where they heat the crude and literally “boil off” the different hydrocarbon chains. This causes the vertical separation o...

Technology & Physics of Refining Oil

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Are you ready to refine that black gunk into gasoline? First, we need to do some cleaning. Because crude oil was deposited in and migrated through sedimentary rocks, it also contains various impurities that it picked...

Decoding the Science of Crude Oil Formation

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To decode the science of crude oil formation we first need to go back in time. Waaaay back! We have to set our geologic clocks back tens and even hundreds of millions of years to a time when ancient seas covered much ...