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Rev up your mental engines and get your juices pumping in this high-octane petroleum quiz. Liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons are so intimately associated in nature that it has become customary to shorten the expression petroleum and natural gas to petroleum when referring to both.
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Petroleum, from Greek rock and oil also called crude oil, is a thick and black liquid. It is a natural material mainly made of hydrocarbons. Most petroleum is found by drilling down through rocks on land or off shore on the continental shelf.
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Petroleum products are produced from the processing of crude oil and other liquids at petroleum refineries, from the extraction of liquid hydrocarbons at natural gas processing plants, and from the production of finished petroleum products at blending facilities. Petroleum is a broad category that includes both crude oil and petroleum products.
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World War I was the real catalyst for petroleum production, with more petroleum being produced throughout the war than had ever been produced previously. In modern times petroleum is viewed as a valuable commodity, traded around the world in the same way as gold and diamonds.
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The stated mission of the organization is to coordinate" and unify the petroleum policies of its member countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets, in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers, and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry" 148 The organization is also a significant provider of information about the international oil market.

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