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Is Palm Oil Is Everywhere?

- Palm Oil Is Everywhere (Literally) As my picks and crampons were jammed into the majestic and frozen waterfall, I was immersed in the wildlife. I was on an ice climbing trip, which was situated near the picturesque Denali National Park. As I was sitting on the nearby rocks for a lunch break, I started to eat my apple. I am used to seeing a lot of outdoor-y people bring energy bars or trail mix, the most energizing and least junky snacks. As I looked over at my Japanese classmate treat, I surprise noticed that he had a Snickers bar....   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Petroleum, Malaysia]

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Palm Oil And Its Effects On The Environment

- Introduction Palm oil is considered an essential ingredient for the production of foods and other products in which human use. Orangutan Project (2015) states that ‘palm oil is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree’, and the ‘palm oil plantations are the main driver for deforestation in Indonesia’. The harvest of the palm trees for the production of palm oil affects the ecosystem as it can affect the environment. This investigation with highlight out the advantages of the palm fruit providing nutrients, it is essential for the productions of products, and this production being that palm oil can reduce poverty....   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Orangutan, Overpopulation]

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Sustainability of Palm Oil Production in Indonesia

- Sustainability of Palm Oil Production in Indonesia Palm oil is the leading edible vegetable oil by production volume. It is an essential ingredient in the manufacture of a wide variety of products that are used globally every day, such as chocolate, soap, and cosmetics. It is also a common cooking oil in many countries, notably in Asia, and is used in other industries, including livestock and, increasingly, biofuels. Palm oil is produced from the fruit of oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis). Palm oil can be separated into a various distinct oils with different properties....   [tags: vegetable oil, palm oil, production, economic]

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The Life Of The Oil Palm Tree

- The oil palm tree, scientifically known as Elaeis guineensis, is a member of the family Palmae and the subfamily Cocoideae, which also includes the coconut plant. The genus contains two main species, E. guineensis, which is known as the African oil palm, and E. melanococca, also known as the American oil palm. However, the latter is only valuable for hybridization. The male and female flower clusters occur on the same tree thus making it a monoecious plant. Though, the sexes are only differentiated approximately two years after plantation....   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Palm kernel, Arecaceae]

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Government Intervention Is Needed For Effective Regulation On Oil Palm Expansion

- According to Sumarga and Hein (2015), from a land management perspective, the RSPO P&C are not yet adequate because there are only a few primary forests remain and conversion of secondary forests also brings significant environmental costs such as habitat destruction and biodiversity loss. Moreover, the conversion of shallow and deep peat is not restricted by the RSPO P&C. Therefore, government intervention is needed for effective regulation on oil palm expansion, because RSPO alone is not adequate....   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Natural environment, Malaysia]

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Research Plan on Palm Oil Destruction

- ... Furthermore, when we buy products that contain palm oil in them we contribute to the cutting down of trees to allow a vast majority of Palm Oil to grow. “Palm oil imports to the U.S. have jumped to 485% in the last decade”(Rainforest Action Network), meaning more palm oil has to be made to supply the demand of the people. I planned to reach my goal by keeping in mind the specifications I had set out to achieve. I focused on one topic the whole time which was Environmental harm that Palm Oil was causing....   [tags: environment, orangutans, sources]

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The Use of Red Palm Oil as an Intervention Food to Prevent Vitamin A Deficiency

- The Use of Red Palm Oil as an Intervention Food to Prevent Vitamin A Deficiency Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that supports growth, immune function and vision in humans. Vitamin A deficiency is primarily a public health concern in developing countries where dietary sources of vitamin A are not as available as they are in industrialized countries. Vitamin A can be obtained from carotenoids (primarily beta-carotene) in certain plant products such as dark green, leafy vegetables and dark orange fruits and vegetables such as sweet potato and mango....   [tags: source of pro-vitamin A carotenoids]

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Palm Oil Industry and Its Effects on the Indigenous Pleople of Ecuador

- Rainforests are the most diverse biomes on the earth. The rainforest house many different species and support the lives of the indigenous tribes who depend on the forests for habitat, food, and way of life. The palm oil companies are spreading to many parts of the world, taking out regions of the forest in order to make room for their palm oil plantations. Palm oil is found in 50% of products we use every day from items like shampoo and conditioner to the food we eat (Rainforest Rescue 2013). If the rain forests are fragmented too much, not only will it cause the species to possibly go extinct but it will cause issues with tribes like the Waorani, who are nomadic and depend on the forest for...   [tags: rainforest, waorani, environment, poverty]

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Oil Production in Indonesia

- ... Throughout World War II, the Japanese exploited Indonesia’s oil reserves and refineries. “With independence following WWII, the oil, oil fields, refineries and supplies seized by the Japanese invasion force were returned to the Indonesian Government, and the new era of Indonesian energy exploration and production began,” according to the Indonesian Petroleum Association. Indonesia’s economic development is in large, dependent on oil and gas production. The State Constitution of 1945 mandated that “all of Indonesia’s land, water and natural resources are controlled by the State and will be utilized for the greatest benefit and welfare of its people.” Pertamina, Indonesia’s largest state-...   [tags: palm oil industry, petroleum]

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Bio-Fuel Energy: Oil Palm

- Oil palm is a multipurpose plantation yet it is also productive producer of biomass. Palm oil industry’s waste may provide an alternative sources of bio-fuel energy like bio-ethanol, bio-methanol, bio-hydrogen and bio-diesel. The oil palm is a well-known plants for its other substances of renewable energy with enormous quantity of biomass by-products that are developed to produce value added bio-plastic, methane gas, bio-compost, organic acids, plywood, animal feedstock and activated carbon. Commonly, palm oil forms around 10% of the whole palm tree, whereas the other 90% remains as biomass which is full of cellulose and fibre that generally used to generate steam for power generation in pal...   [tags: biomass, bio-ethanol]

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Biomass Residue from Palm Oil Industries Used as Renewable Energy Fuel in Southeast Asia

- Biomass residue from palm oil industries are attractive renewable energy fuel in Southeast Asia (Salman, 2013). Palm kernel shell which much known as PKS are the shell fractions left after the nut has been remove after crushing the palm oil mill. Kernel shell are fibrous material and can be easily handled in bulk directly from the product. Moisture content in kernel shell is low compared to other biomass residues in between 11% to 13%. This lead to account of higher heating average of lignocellulosic biomass....   [tags: biofuel alternatives]

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The, Soap, Chocolate, And Frozen Meals

- Cosmetics, soap, chocolate, and frozen meals. These general products all have something in common; they include palm oil, a resource found in oil palm trees located primarily in Indonesia and Malaysia. Palm oil is a valuable resource that is contained in many everyday products. However, the mass consumption of this ingredient caused wide deforestation in wildlife’s natural habitat and is leading to the endangerment of several animal species. Sustainable palm oil is grown and harvested by companies on private land to avoid deforestation and harm to wildlife, so people should consider purchasing products that include sustainable palm oil rather than palm oil taken from natural forests....   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Vegetable fats and oils]

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The Processing Of Fresh Fruit Bunch

- Before the pre oil-boom period (before 1968), Nigeria was the leading World Exporter of palm oil. Her country producing about 34.14 % and was followed by Indonesia, Congo and Malaysia which were producing about 23.82 %, 19.15 % and 14.36 % respectively (Kibly, 1968; Commonwealth Economic Committee (CEC), 1966). However, in recent statistics, Nigeria has lost this position where its currently producing about 1 % and still struggling to maintain the domestic consumption as oppose Indonesia and Malaysia that were formerly below it that are now exporting 48.03 % and 41.40 % respectively (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Statistics (FAOSTAT), 2013; United State Department o...   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Petroleum, Malaysia]

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The Land Of Jambi, Indonesia

- INTRODUCTION The land of Jambi, Indonesia, on the island of Sumatra, has been incredibly blessed with the palm oil seed. The impact of palm oil has transcended time, boundaries and borders as it has become to most widely used product for consumer good. Not one day goes by where the average consumer doesn’t utilize a product without palm oil. It is every, it is necessary and it is in high demand. This is where the role of the corporations come in. Wilmar International Limited is a corporation which has descended upon the palm oil industry with the purpose of essentially and quite literally, spreading the wealth....   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Sustainability, Globalization]

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Rainforest Action Network : Environmentalism With Teeth

- Rainforest Action Network “Environmentalism with Teeth” The non-governmental environmental group Rainforest Action Network, also known as R.A.N., is an organization that fiercely helps the planet overcome its issues from climate change to saving the rainforests through some non-violent strategies, education, and grassroots organizing. R.A.N. mainly campaigns for preserving the rainforests, protecting the climate, and protecting human rights. Although this may seem like any other environmental group, uniquely we undertake big corporations, global institutions, and banks in order to acquire what the planet deserves....   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Human rights, Rainforest]

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Cause and Effect of Deforestation in Sumatra Forests

- ... Another cause of deforestation is illegal logging. Many people who cut down trees to sell to other companies. Illegal logging can include cutting down property that is either not theirs or is a protected species. The demand for plywood and hardwood have increased and because of this illegal logging has also increased. According to fourty percent of the trees cut down in 1998 were from illegal productions. WWF’s research in 2002 shows that in Africa, rates of illegal logging vary from 50 percent in Cameroon and 70 percent in Guinea and 80 percent in Liberia (Greenpeace)....   [tags: palm oil plantations, endangered species]

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Primary Secondary And Tertiary Sectors

- Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sectors The terms primary, secondary and tertiary relate to different sectors of the economy. Wikipedia describes the primary sector of the economy as the sector of an economy making direct use of natural resources. This includes agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining. The secondary sector is concerned with producing manufactured goods, and the tertiary sector relates to producing services. Cadburys use goods from the primary sector to produce their manufactured goods (secondary sector) and sell them internationally (tertiary sector)....   [tags: Chocolate, Cadbury plc, Palm oil, Economy]

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From Oil to Renewable Energy

- The world is depended on oil and soon oil will become more valuable than gold and could lead to a worldwide war. Price for oil could soar to above two hundred fifty dollars per barrel. Oil and other fuel cell also cause green house gases which contribute to global warming. China is consuming two times more petroleum than 1996 and India is projected to consume three times the oil it currently does by 2050. Global house gas emission has increased by twenty percent from 2003 to 2006. Energy consumption has increased exponentially throughout the globe....   [tags: Energy]

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Black Gold Reign

- The level of dependency that America has on foreign oil is harmful to the country and the regions where the oil is located. Many governments in the Middle East region are very unstable and the oil pipelines situated there can be damaged from the fallout of a riot or revolution happening in that country. A great example of this is the revolution happening in Egypt. The Suez-Mediterranean pipeline, a major pipeline in the area, has the possibility of becoming damaged or getting shut down because of the unrest happening at the moment....   [tags: Oil]

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Alternative Oil Sources in Fish Diets

- The intensive farming of tilapia, Oreochromis sp. is rapidly expanding and tilapias are the second most widely farmed fish in the world with annual production exceeding 2 million metric tons in 2005 (FAO, 2008). Marine fish oil, a by-product of industrial capture fisheries, is the oil conventionally used in commercial tilapia feeds. Aquafeeds currently use about 87% of the global supply of fish oil (FO) as a source of lipid (Tacon, Hasan, & Subasinghe, 2006). For the past 25 years, annual FO production has not increased beyond 1.5 million tons per annum and estimates showed that the demand for FO from the aquaculture industry is likely to surpass total global supply by the year 2010 (New & W...   [tags: Farming Fish]

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The Only Meaning of Oil-Wet Water

- The narrator of the story “The Only Meaning of Oil-Wet Water” by Dave Eggers illustrates how people force themselves onto other people and/or things when it is easier to just simply surrender. Throughout the story the contradictions of force vs. surrender reveal how you have to let go sometimes. An obsessive forced relationship compared to a healthy relationship. Trying to fit in opposed to accepting yourself and your capabilities. Wants and desires in contrast to needs and necessities. Letting things go with flow rather than forcing them upon yourself and others....   [tags: Analysis, Dave Eggers]

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Alternative Ways to Regulate Fuel

- Most of us as Americans, own some type of fuel powered devices like vehicles. Fuel to power vehicles is mainly dug out from the ground. Fuel not only powers vehicles but many other tools and machinery. We are all well aware that digging up oils and fossils to make these fuels isn't very healthy for our earth and environment. When these fuels are burnt up in our cars and other machines alike it creates pollution. With an estimated 1 billion running cars in the world knowing each is causing a certain amount of pollution no matter how little or big this is very scary....   [tags: biofuel, oil, fossils, pollution]

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Renewable Energy: What´s Biofuel?

- Over reliance on fossil fuel has led countries to wage war against one another. It has also led many economies to suffer when oil price increases occur. Excessive extraction and consumption of fossil fuel has also endangered our environment and our health. Just as much, access to this valued resource has also determined the stability of our political systems. Fossil fuel is in limited supply yet our demand for it incessantly increases. But because fossil fuel gives life to our industries, runs cars that take us to work and allows us to bring food on our table, we are compelled to exhaust our efforts to get our hands on this cherished commodity. Unfortunately, this has left us captive and vu...   [tags: oil prices, bioethanol]

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Analysis of the Film Century in the Sun

- ... Rockefeller: was the founder of the Standard Oil Company and was the world’s wealthiest man. In 1864 bought his first oil refinery, after Civil War ended the demand for kerosene rose in the urban areas. So his profits soared, he bought his own ships to transport kerosene, tanker cars for trued oil. By 1879 the Standard Oil Company controlled 90% of all refinery operations. 2. Theodore Roosevelt: was the 26th president of the US in 1901. He was known as the great “trust buster” because of the efforts to break up industrial combinations under Sherman Antitrust Act....   [tags: oil, florida, wealthy]

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Renewable Energy

- The most of global energy production produces from fossil fuel such as coal, oil and natural gas. The vast fossil fuels generate energy which use for many purposes for instant residential, transportation and industrial sectors. While the rate consumption of fossil fuel higher than their formation leads to oil price crisis. Another concern of fossil fuel combustion is the impact on the environment. Global warming is a significant problem which results in increasing concentrations of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere....   [tags: Energy, Fossil Fuel, Oil, Natural Gas]

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Transformer Oil Quality/Oil Filtration

- Most substation transformer failures, excluding acts of man or nature, can often be traced to poor maintenance of the transformer or its related components. Catastrophic failure of a substation transformer can be prevented by accurately testing the condition of the oil on a yearly basis and by having a monthly visual inspection program in place. Most of the checks on a substation transformer are relatively simple: checks for oil leaks, oil level, temperature, the operation of the on-load tap-changer, etc....   [tags: Oil]

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Oil Boom in the Middle East

- At first sight, the viewer will notice the group of three men herding their camels in an environment which looks very hot and arid. By examining the three men more closely, the viewer will notice the style of clothing they are wearing. All three men in the picture are wearing some sort of head piece and a rob-like style of clothing which is similar to a dishdasha and a shalwar kameez that Muslim men wear. In the background of the picture, the viewer will notice a growing city with many infrastructures being built....   [tags: Oil]

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The Price Of Oil And Oil

- The price of oil began to drop at the end of 2014, and has plummeted ever since. In September 2015 the average price of oil per barrel was $48, today it has lowered to $29 per barrel (Khan, 2016). This is due to simple economics when the demand is not meeting the supply, reasons behind this could be do with America producing more oil therefore they are exporting more and importing less, smaller economic growth in places like China where they only seen a growth of 7.3% (GDP) in 2014 compared to 9.5% (GDP) in 2011 (The World Bank, 2011) and OPEC’s renouncement of price support and rapid expansion of oil supply from unconventional sources appear to have played a crucial role since mid-2014....   [tags: Peak oil, Petroleum, OPEC, Light crude oil]

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Olive Oil Is An Expensive Oil

- Olive oil is a fat, produced from the fruit of olive trees. Olive trees are very slow growth and can only grow in some regions, but it hasn 't been a problem to not cultivate olives, since many people throughout the world are involved in the production of olives to produce olive oil. The cultivation of olive trees began thousands of years ago in Asia Minor and spread from Iran, Syria and Palestine to the rest of the Mediterranean basin. Olive oil is an expensive oil that has been consumed for many years and has become one of the most popular because of the variety of uses in cooking and health benefits....   [tags: Olive oil, Olive, Olive, Fat]

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Effects Of Oil Spill On Oil Spills

- Danger: Oil Spill Today, many marine animals are in danger because of man’s greed for oil. Many people believe that oil spills should be monitored and that the oil company or person that are responsible for the oil spill, must pay a fine to clean it up. Even more Americans believe that oil spills could be reduced if we put limits on the number of drilling platforms and enforce stronger laws and punishments. Oil spills are a cause of accidents on oil drilling platforms, and these spills affect the environment, economy, and tourism industry....   [tags: Petroleum, Oil spill, Exxon Valdez oil spill]

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Gulf Oil Crisis

- On April 10, 2011, an oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. This explosion killed 11 crewmembers and caused the rig to sink to the bottom of the ocean. This caused an estimated 180-185 million gallons of oil to flow into the gulf. It wasn’t until July 15, 2010 until the oil was contained and stopped flowing. The Gulf was virtually covered in crude oil. There were many effects from this spill and many of them were environmental. Animals had to swim through this oil and birds that landed in it were no longer able to fly because of the heavy oil on their wings....   [tags: Oil]

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World Oil Demand

- World oil demand is increasing as emerging economies need more energy to increase their living standards. Estimates, shown below, are that by 2030, China and India as emerging markets will import over 70% to 90% of their fossil fuel needs (1) . Coupled to a continued high and growing demand for oil, makes this a robust market for the next 30 years. Currently, the conventional approach is to aggressively explore and develop new fields. This has led to a growth in drilling deeper wells and looking to ‘off-shore’ sites for new production of ‘light’ crude....   [tags: Oil]

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The Development of Oil in North Dakota

- The development of oil in North Dakota is a double edged blade that we the people need to learn how to understand and use, so that the negatives of the oil boom are not overlooked. In this report we will bring multiple dark areas of the increasing oil development in North Dakota, especially western North Dakota. Areas that we be covered vary across the spectrum of everyday society and environmental aspects. These aspects include water and soil quality, wildlife habitat, land use and value, affects to community development, and the reduction to finding alternatives to oil, every aspect being important to maintaining a stable environment and sociological mindset....   [tags: oil boom, oil wells]

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Oil And Its Effects On The Environment

- Crude Oil - Contaminants Sour Crude - Crude oil containing free sulfur, hydrogen sulfide, or other sulfur-containing compounds in amounts greater than 1% is considered sour crude [3]. Sulfurs must be removed from the crude oil before the oil can be refined as sulfurs are damaging to the environment. The higher the sulfur content the less you will pay for the fuel. Hydrodesulfurization removes the sulfur contents. A process in which hot hydrogen rich gas is pumped through the substance and H2S is formed and removed....   [tags: Peak oil, Petroleum, Oil reserves]

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East Timor: Budding New Nation or Future Oil Filed for the Civilized World

- Driving a car, heating your home, flying in an airplane, or maintaining a high standard of living: all of these daily conveniences have come from modern advancements in the petroleum industry. For the western world, the use of petroleum is an everyday fact of life, but where does all of that oil and natural gas come from. For modern countries including the United States, much of its oil is imported from many different sources across the globe. Many small countries, located in places such as the Middle East, have centered their economy on producing this oil for the larger wealthier nations....   [tags: Oil]

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Oil Speculation: The Enemy of the Pump

- Over the last five to seven years, the American people have had to pay outrageous prices at the gas pumps, wildly fluctuating from under $2.00 a gallon or less to paying $4.00 a gallon or even higher for gasoline. This issue of paying unreasonable and unpredictable prices at the pump comes from the higher prices of oil. Most will say that oil prices fluctuate so because of conflicts in the Middle East or due to shortages of oil, but the simple reason of the oil prices go up so high is because of oil speculation....   [tags: Price of Oil, Oil Supply, Gasoline]

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Analysis and Description of Olive Oil

- There are a myriad of choices when choosing an olive oil and they all have different qualities, tastes, and scents. In recent years, some olive oil manufacturers have been misrepresenting or, possibly, adulterating the product they are selling. In order for the consumer to be protected from these potentials and receive the product they are purchasing, agencies and councils have been created to test, certify, and monitor the olive oil industry for truth in advertising. I am curious as to what makes one olive oil better than another....   [tags: olive oil, olive oil industry]

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The Oil Struggle Canada is Facing

- What would your first thoughts be as the ruler of a country that found out that and estimated ¼ of the worlds oil supply was in its own back yard. Would your reaction be how it could financially help your country. Or would you think of how finding this oil could harm the environment, or furthermore the political aspects the oil may have. This is a struggle that Canada may have to face. The three main aspects of the oil struggle are the research, the reward, and the result. One question most people would over look in this situation is where would you start....   [tags: oil, canada, ]

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Increasing Oil and Gasoline Prices

- We the American people have seen rising oil and gasoline prices continuously over the last few decades. Each year is slightly higher than the last. However, we have seen a few instances where oil and gasoline prices have spiked rapidly enough to invoke the American public to stop spending or cut back. The first time in recent history was after the hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Then, in July 2008 we saw a massive jump to the current record high national average of $4.50 per gallon of gasoline....   [tags: The Oil Industry]

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Oil Production Of Oil Exporting Nations

- On April 17th 2016, 9 oil exporting nations met in the Capital of Doha in Qatar to settle on an agreement regarding freezing oil output. However, only 9 of 18 oil exporting nations attended the meeting and these were Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Nigeria, Iraq, Venezuela, Bahrain, Oman, and Mexico. Surprisingly 15 nations that represent 73 % of the world oil production, including major oil producers such as China and the United States, were expected to gather in Doha to talk about freezing oil production levels so that this would result in lower global prices....   [tags: Petroleum, OPEC, Peak oil, United Arab Emirates]

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Hemp Oil Vs. Cbd Oil

- Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil While hemp oil and CBD oil are similar in some ways, there are also important differences between the two. So, how exactly does hemp oil differ from CBD oil. Consumers often confuse hemp oil with CBD oil because both are low in THC. But beyond that there is so much more to each oil and so much more that each oil offers. Today, the hemp retail market continues to grow at an incredible rate. So, it’s crucial that consumers understand the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Essential fatty acid, Hemp oil]

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BP Oil Spill VS. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

- Most people believe that one man-made natural disaster would teach us to be better, but we have learned that history repeats itself. The Exxon Valdez oil spill (in 1989) and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, or BP oil spill, (in 2010) were both devastating oil spills that shocked the nation. The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred due to a tanker grounding. The BP oil spill was caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. These two oil spills were both disasters and had greater effects in certain categories....   [tags: oil spill, exxon, bp oil, oil platforms]

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The Science And History Of Oil Spills

- Every year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, 1.3 million gallons of oil are spilled into U.S. waters from vessels and pipelines in a typical year. A major oil spill could easily double that amount (Thompson, "The Science and History of Oil Spills"). These oil spills not only destroy thousands of miles of oceans, they also cause billions of dollars worth of destruction to an economy. Oil spills occur when there is an accidental or intentional release of oil during any point in the oil production process....   [tags: Oil spill, Petroleum, Exxon Valdez oil spill]

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The Effects Of Oil Spills On The Environment

- The world that we live in today is filled with millions and millions of different species, some fairly new and some fairly old. However, these different animals and invertebrate are becoming more and more harmed from oil spills. Oil has been around for other 300 million years (Morse 2013), it was only until humans started extracting oil in 1859 (Beyer 2016), becoming careless and over using the black gold, has resulted in animals and humans themselves being harmed. These accidental spillages of oil in gulfs or oceans from ships that are transporting goods or from rigs that are drilling deep in the earth have resulted in spills that destroy ecosystems, death of wildlife and harmful to human’s...   [tags: Petroleum, Oil spill, Exxon Valdez oil spill]

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Exploration Of The Earliest Oil Wells

- The earliest oil wells were operated by striking, consecutively dropping and raising a cable tool into the earth. An oil well is made to take petroleum and hydrocarbons to the surface by drilling into the earth’s surface. This method didn’t get much penetration into the earth’s crust, so the drillers had to constantly drill in different spots. Through several decades the methods were enhanced and many technologies got built stronger in order to extract more oil from wells. There are four major oil development processes such as exploration, well development, production and site abandonment....   [tags: Petroleum, Natural gas, Oil well, Oil field]

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The Oil Spill Of The Gulf Of Mexico

- In April 20, 2010 the Gulf of Mexico had the world largest oil spill in history. Ever since the oil spill the Gulf of Mexico never been the same. Patrik Jonsson, an Atlanta-based correspondent for the Christian Science says, “… an explosion that killed eleven rig workers and ended three months later with more than 200 million gallons of light crude spilled into the Gulf still resonates physically and psychologically in the five coastal states affected.” The oil spill was caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil rig it went forty one miles off the coast of Louisiana....   [tags: Oil platform, Petroleum, Drilling rig, Oil spill]

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Crude Oil Is A Strategic Product

- Crude oil is a strategic product, in the sense that it is a most necessary fuel for all industries of nations in the world. While crude oil is a most strategy input for productions, transportations, and national defends, whoever have control over this source of energy will dominate over other countries, so in addition to supply and demand factors that affect the price, consumers must pay attention to the producers and export countries that can use this product as a weapon. Such as during and after the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, the oil giant Saudi Arab, members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) imposed an oil embargo against the United States and other Western European...   [tags: Peak oil, Petroleum, Benchmark, 1973 oil crisis]

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The Debate Over Offshore Oil Drilling to Meed America's Oil Needs

- America must wean itself off of dependence on foreign oil, and one valid solution to this problem is offshore oil drilling and production. America’s economy is heavily based on petroleum, as though it is the nation’s blood; a necessity for survival. About 25% of oil produced in the U.S. comes from offshore rigs. Most of the U.S. coastline has been off limits for oil drilling since the early 1980s. Due to environmental concerns after an oil spill off the coast of California in 1969, an offshore drilling moratorium was imposed....   [tags: energy, oil]

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The Oil Sands Of Alberta

- When humans discovered fire, it was misused by being used as a weapon of war and hunting against both humans and animals which led to massive destruction left by occurrences such as forest fires. When humans developed a successful method of transportation it has led to environmental set backs. For example, when horses were the primary mode of transportation, manure was left everywhere in the streets of cities which understandably, led to the cultivation of numerous diseases. When gasoline cars took a rise due to their convenience, the Earth took a horrible environmental toll and the quality of life degraded to the rising levels of greenhouse gases....   [tags: Athabasca Oil Sands, Petroleum, Oil sands]

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Transportation Safety : Oil Transportation

- POLICY ISSUES Transportation Safety Crude oil transportation can have many important safety implications across those modes that can carry it, Pipeline, Rail, Boat, and Truck. Transporting crude oil can be very dangerous. Currently, pipelines account for 70% of crude oil transportation, followed by 23% on marine barges and tankers, 4% by truck, and 3% by rail. However, with the rise in production of crude oil, rail transportation has seen a rise in usage, due to the ability to carry larger volumes (5)....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil, Light crude oil]

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The Price Of Oil And The United States

- The price of oil has fallen in the past year and has had a significant impact on, not only the United States, but also the global economy. Starting in the middle of the year 2014, the West Texas Intermediate oil prices decreased by over 70%, resulting in a cost that was less than $30 per barrel of crude oil. Towards the end of the first quarter of the year 2016 this cost slightly increased due to minimal recovery from the decline (Joy and Dimitroff). The initial decline is thought to be the result of a cause and effect scenario....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil]

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The History of Oil Production in Venezuela

- The history of Venezuelan oil production can be traced to the 1800s when Venezuela’s first oil company was established. However, for purposes of conciseness, this analysis will only focus on developments that occurred after the decade 1960. An analysis of oil production history indicates that the government played and continues to play a significant role in the sector thus leading to some significant setbacks. Prior to 1960, Venezuelan oil production was mostly done by the Royal Dutch Shell oil company and it was under the organization’s leadership that Venezuela’s oil entered the global market....   [tags: shell oil, OPEC]

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The Importance of Oil in Saudi Arabia

- Crude oil is such an essential part of our modern lives that we can often take for granted that our supply of it will remain constant. Small, unstable countries often hold great amounts of this precious resource, along with the ability to cut our supply in a moment’s notice. Therefore, the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia caused a dramatic increase in the revenue of the country. Saudi Arabia’s newfound wealth was exploited to serve the political and economic needs of an opportunistic Islamic monarchy, while the concerns and rights of its subjects were consistently cast to the wayside....   [tags: oil, international relations]

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The Changing Realities Of The Oil Industry

- so much the size of the resource, but the rate of production of that resource and the reasons why that rate must eventually decline” (Micu 98). There is no timing of when or how peak oil will come; however, it is predicted it will begin by 2030 (Bosman). With the knowledge of past production and the current trends of today’s production, oil and gas technological developments have made countless anticipations for the years to come. Since the beginning of the modern era of oil, technology has played a crucial role in supporting the efficient production of hydrocarbons....   [tags: Peak oil, Petroleum, Technology]

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Significance of Quantity of Oil Produced

- Significance of Quantity of Oil Produced in US in Determining US Oil Prices. 1. Introduction Oil production and prices in US have been experiencing fluctuation for a long period and there is a need to identify whether the production has a significant effect on oil prices for the period from 1986 to 2005. This analysis could be of interest to the energy administration commission and the government for the purpose of planning for oil price control as well as for the purpose of planning investment in infrastructure for oil production....   [tags: oil prices,US,OLS]

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Oil Industry: The Rule of Capture

- Consequently, an oil well can drain oil from a forty-acre radius, and a gas well ‎can drain gas from 640-acre radius. Furthermore, the mineral reserves can be placed ‎under the ownership of two or more people with different needs and interests with equal ‎rights or exclusive rights to their properties. As a result, some landowners may ‎interested to drill and benefit from the mineral reserves and others may oppose to such ‎drilling because of its negative externalities. To solve this competing interests, ‎employing the “Rule of Capture” undermined the property rights of a neighbor who is ‎not ready to drill or does not want to drill at all for various reasons....   [tags: mineral reserves, extracting oil]

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Analysis Of The Painting ' The Oil On Canvas '

- Winter Landscape on the Banks of the Seine is a Neo-Impressionist painting. Matisse created this painting in CA. 1904-1905. The oil on canvas is 12 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches on its own. In the frame the painting is 19 1/4 x 23 1/8 inches. This painting is located in the Seattle Museum of Art where it hangs with other Neo-Impressionist paintings. This painting generates a sense of serenity and sets the mood in a romantic tone. This is created by the colors, the setting, and the style that Matisse chose to use in this painting....   [tags: Oil painting, Painting, Emotion]

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The Oil Embargo of 1972-1973

- Introduction In our society, oil is one of the core requirements. Whether it is to drive from a point A to a point B or to fly between distant countries, oil always had a fundamental impact on our civilization. Its impact is felt, on a daily basis and under many aspects. Not a day goes by without hearing about the Brent's changing undulation, on the markets in New York or London. Some have thought that the desire to gain control of Iran's oil resources was the core of the CIA's intervention in that country, in the 1950s....   [tags: oil, control, embargo, resources]

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Red, White, and Oil

- The industrial parts of the world depend on oil. The world uses oil to make gas that powers cars machines upon other things. The way big countries get oil is buying oil from big oil companies like Bp and the Exxon mobile. These big companies are very well known. Both of these major companies have had massive oil spills. The Exxon Valdez oil spill happened in Alaska in 1989. Bp had an even more oil spill in 2010. Oil spills are dangerous for the environment. The oil spills mainly happen in the ocean where there are many animals like fish and microscopic bacteria....   [tags: Industrial Parts, Oil, Car Machines, Oil Companies]

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Uncovering the Hidden Oil Vats

- Drilling for oil has been a common practice for over the past few decades. It has also been a very controversial practice that divides people who are for the drilling and people that are against it. In the past, there have been several occurrences where oil wells have been polluting the wild life in the designated drilling areas. As a result, there have been strong efforts to consolidate the issue by researching more efficient ways of drilling. Many of the problems associated with drilling can be remedied by improving the overall designs for the rigs and changing the operational precautions....   [tags: Oil Drilling, Controversial Practice]

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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

- Many businesses that sell seafood had to cut back on it for the past few months. It has been since April that businesses are now selling shellfish back on the menu for a somewhat reasonable price. A major incident occurred just two days before Earth Day. The incident is well known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, or as many others call it, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig along the Gulf of Mexico is an oil-spill that resulted from an explosion that is under contract with BP, leading up to over million barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico....   [tags: Environment Oil Spill]

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Oil Dependence On The United States

- Oil dependency in the United States is a large factor that impacts both our economy and our citizens. More so the United States increased dependency on fossil fuels and foreign oils limits our ability to use alternative forms of energy. Oil shale has the potential to lessen our dependency on foreign oil. The drawback is that oil shale is a fossil fuel; it can harm the local environment as well as contribute to other problems regarding the Earth. Oil shale is abundant in many areas around the world, but there is a large amount in the United States....   [tags: Petroleum, Fossil fuel, Oil shale]

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A Crude Awakening- The Oil Crash

- A Crude Awakening - The Oil crash This paper will explore the reasons for why the Oil Crash is a social problem and try to come up with solutions as to what we can do in order to keep our civilization going the way it is, keep the stability of the economy and sustain the natural environment. Sustainability means that we should be able to meet the demands of our current lifestyle and live an adequate life while also allowing the future generation to do so in their time without compromising them (Oskamp, p.496)....   [tags: Social Problems, Oil Crash, Economy]

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Imperial Oil ltd. Limited

- History of the company Imperial Oil ltd. Limited (Esso) is a Canadian public corporation that produces crude oil and natural gas. Currently the headquarters are based out of Calgary, Alberta employing over 5000 people, with Exxon Mobil owning 69.6 percent of the company. Imperial Oil ltd. was previously located in Toronto and has recently moved all main facilities over to the Calgary, Alberta headquarters.1 Esso was incorporated in London, ON in 1880 and became a land mark in the development of crude oil and natural gases.1 Its retail business consists of service stations and "On the Run Express and Tiger Express-brand" convenience stores....   [tags: Esso, Syncrude, oil]

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Forecasting US Oil Production

- 1. Introduction Oil production in US has been experiencing fluctuation for a long period and there is a need to identify whether there has been a trend in oil production for the period from 1980 to 2008. This analysis could be of interest to the energy administration commission and the government for the purpose of planning for the amount of crude oil that can be allowed for export as well as for the purpose of planning investment in infrastructure for other energy sources. (Bp, 2013) In addition, the study will be seeking to identify the effect on accuracy of using different periods in computing moving average....   [tags: oil production, petroleum]

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The Effects Of Oil Pollution On The Gulf Of Mexico

- The media is consumed with the news of a single event. News anchors dart about, clusters of people in yellow jumpsuits line the beach, and groups of boats encircle the harbor waters. A collision occurred between a crude oil tanker and a barge caused thousands of barrels to leak into the surrounding ocean. The visible damage is shocking; the vibrant blues and greens of the ocean have been diminished to a dull cloudy brown. Volunteers are walking along the coast collecting shellfish in order to protect them from shoreline contamination....   [tags: Petroleum, Oil spill, Exxon Valdez oil spill]

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Oil Prices Implemented By Opec

- Low Oil prices implemented by OPEC are ways to bust the boom of Hydraulic Fracking in the United States. John Cassidy from The New York Reporter intuitively commented that by lowering oil prices, OPEC has spared change for consumers and indirectly stimulated economies of top oil importers but has severely damaged top oil producers. I find it interesting how he explains “OPEC’s members, particularly Saudi Arabia, are declaring war on the frackers, by allowing the price of crude to fall to a level at which a lot of American companies would lose money on their shale operations” (Cassidy, J.)....   [tags: Peak oil, Petroleum, Renewable energy]

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Production Of The Oil Sector

- 2.3: PERFORMANCE OF THE OIL SECTOR: The Nigerian oil sector has faced major problems in one of its subsectors. The subsectors include the upstream, downstream and the gas sector with the down sector being the problematic of them all. The downstream includes the distribution arm and connection with the final consumer of the product in the domestic economy. The deregulation of this subsector has been due to relentless crises in the supply of products, which has been controversial because the deregulation ignores the economic realities in Nigeria....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil, OPEC, Nigeria]

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Remote Oil Well Monitoring: Oil Pumping Units Analysis

- Owing to the special nature of oil well exploration and oil drilling, the larger part of the oil pumping units (OPU’s) is spread over barren hills, mountains, deserts, and therefore; the existing oil pumping system still adopt manual control. It has evident drawbacks of frequent manual administration within the harsh oilfield environment to examine the OPU status and collect health analysis .It leads to drop in oil production due to the difficulties in locating and repairing in reasonable time resulting in oil production drop....   [tags: oil production, oil drilling, can module]

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The Mining And Handling Oil

- Mining and handling oil is on the day-to-day schedule of Canadian Natural Resources since the past 26 years of oil extraction. CNRL is an oil and gas exploration, development and production company with its corporate head office in Calgary, Alberta. They are Canada’s largest oil and gas company and one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas producer. CNRL was founded in Calgary, Alberta in 1989 but there is no specific man or women who have found the company. The company started off with drilling shallow gas basin, which is a big contributor of their success....   [tags: Petroleum, Natural gas, Oil well]

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Oil Industry: The Monterey Shale

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A Brief Note On The World Oil Demand

- 1. Introduction Automation has played a very important role in production industries, especially in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals industries. The world economy has been developing with oil as its lifeblood for over a hundred years now. It has been observed that whenever the oil prices increase, the prices of various products also increase. The Oil Industry also through oil production accounts for a large amount of the consumption of energy (as seen in Figure 1). Figure 1 Global energy producers by fuel type [1] The World Oil Demand has also been increasing consistently (as seen in Figure 2)....   [tags: Petroleum, Oil refinery, Automation, Oil well]

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Why Did The Oil Price Drop?

- The oil industry, with its history of booms and busts, is in its deepest downturn since the 1990s. The oil price has been cut roughly by more than 70 percent since June 2014, from $115 to less than $30 in early 2016. This phenomenon indeed has created significant impacts for companies in the industry and in all such instances, earnings are down for companies that have made record profits in recent years, leading them to decommission roughly two-thirds of their rigs and sharply cut investments in exploration and production....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil, OPEC, Light crude oil]

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China 's Oil Supply Capability

- China is a country growing rapidly in the petroleum industry due to high consumption and high production. The country relies heavily of the exploration of new oil fields, production from new and old fields and the refinery of all of the crude oil produced or imported. China is trying to compensate for the recent fall in oil prices. “China’s oil supply capability is plateauing and may peak as soon as this year”(Collins). If the oil supply capability peaks, it could affect China’s economy in a major way and possibly the whole worlds economy....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil, Oil well, Petroleum industry]

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Oil Imports Largely From Venezuela

- INTRODUCTION The government of Cuba have always depended on Oil imports largely from Venezuela to meet domestic use. The US geological survey (USGS, 2004) have estimated that North Cuba basin holds about 4.6 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil. Cuba has invited foreign companies to explore for and produce petroleum in its north offshore region, The North Cuba Basin is just about 60 miles from coastline of the United States of America, hence the concern by the United States’ government concerning the capability of the Cuban government and oil firms to handle large scale clean-up in the case of a major Oil spill....   [tags: Petroleum, Oil spill, Exxon Valdez oil spill]

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Role Of Project Management : Oil And Gas

- CHAPTER ONE 1.0 BACKGROUND OF STUDY The role and impact of project management in oil and gas can never be overemphasized. Over the years, the oil and gas industry has become one of the prominent industries in the world, mainly because it provides the world with 60 percent of daily energy needs. The production process of oil and gas has also changed over the years due to project management, and it is imperative that this change in project management practices will bring about a safer working environment in the production of oil and gas....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil, ExxonMobil]

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The Effects Of Oil Drilling On The Environment

- Offshore oil drilling has always been a notorious subject of debate due to the positive growth it can bring to a country’s economy and simultaneously bring detrimental effects in a marine environment. The largest issue regarding crude oil pumping offshore is the high risk of tremendous damage to marine ecosystems and depleting resource, additionally many modern economies count on crude oil as an effective power source and its growth in the financial market. Historically offshore drilling has had its share of enormous oil spills into many bodies of water such at the Lakewood Gusher spill, the Gulf War Oil Spill, Odyssey Oil Spill and unfortunately many more(Cooper,1992)....   [tags: Petroleum, Natural gas, Oil spill, Drilling rig]

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Transporting Crude Oil Is Never Safe

- Transporting Crude Oil North Dakota has about 17,500 miles of pipe, that’s enough to stretch from New York to Los Angeles. The dangers of transporting oil have risen greatly without pipelines and cleaning up the messes they leave behind is getting more extensive. The danger of shipping crude oil by train and by pipeline is growing with the new oil deposits found such as in western North Dakota. What’s left is to clean up the messes left behind because of accidents. In the end, petroleum products are something that the human race can’t live without in this day in age....   [tags: train, pipeline, oil spills]

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BP Oil Spill Synopsis

- In 2010, there was a huge oil spill near the Gulf of Mexico known today as the BP Oil Spill. Because of the spill sent about 170 million barrels of crude oil was sent into the Gulf of Mexico. As a result of the spill, 11 men were left dead. The BP Oil Spill significantly impacted the environment negatively. The spill caused pollution to the air and water and the food chain was contaminated. As a result of the polluted air and water due to the Oil Spill, the quality of the nearby the neighborhoods’ air and water was crucial....   [tags: gulf of mexico, enviornment, oil companies]

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Drilling Controversy Over Oil Drilling

- In 1973, it was thought that there were potentially one-hundred billion barrels of oil lying in the Atlantic Ocean off the U.S. Coast. That may seem like a lot of oil, but the U.S. was estimated to consume 17.3 million barrels of oil a day at the time (Smith 232). After knowing that, the one-hundred billion barrels doesn’t seem like so much. Offshore oil drilling not only created a business, but also tapped into crucial resources for a booming American way of life. However, with great benefits come certain consequences....   [tags: Petroleum, Oil spill]

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