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  • Energy Resources

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    Petroleum is a mineral that’s made up of mostly hydrogen and carbon. Petroleum can be a gas, liquid, or a solid. (, 2011) Petroleum came from a Latin word “petra” meaning rock and “oleum” meaning oil. (American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 2013) Petroleum could be as thick and dark as tar. It could also be as thin as water. (THE NEED PROJECT, 2013) Petroleum is a big source of energy today. Petroleum produces fourty percent of our energy today. (Osakagas, 2013) We use it

  • Peer Review Work Abour Support for Hydraulic Fracturing

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    points apply in a general context. Before we get into the reasons why the benefits of fracking outweighs the risks, lets go over some fracking basics. The process of fracking can be split up into two main parts. First is the process of horizontal drilling into shale rock. Secondly, with the help of fracking fluids and changes in pressure, oil and natural gas is obtained from these rock formations. The fracking fluid consists of approximately 97% water and roughly 3% fracking chemicals. These chemicals

  • Oil Industry

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    The Oil Industry: "Why Companies Are Not Getting a Fair Shake" Within the last two years, the oil industry has increased the price of oil causing gas prices to rise to $3.00 a gallon today. It was only a few years ago that the price of gas was $1.00 a gallon. There have been many complaints against the oil industry on price gauging and monopolizing the industry. Oil companies are reaching sales up to $100 billion and they are seeing profits in the $10 million range. These are the facts that

  • Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

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    climate anomalies rise sea levels and Nino phenomenon. “Global warming 'will come sooner and be stronger'. A new analysis showed carbon... ... middle of paper ... ...yVCzdRsC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=An+explosion+occurred+on+the+semi-submersible+offshore+drilling+rig+Deepwater+Horizon+in+the+Gulf+of+Mexico,+killing+11+rig+workers+and+injuring+17+others.+Oing+oil+into+the+Gulf.+This+sign&ots=9CYFuidufR&sig=ZNHfi_sKTDQ-Ck4sWP6BtvrdTxY#v=onepage&q&f=false Humburg, S. et al (1997) Common Questions about Climate

  • Analysis Of Exxonmobil

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    Introduction In every industry, there are a lot risks that cause many uncertainties regarding the financial security of different corporations; risks in the short run and in the long run. For that reason, large corporations often allocate a large amount of capital into competent risk managers who are tasked to identify the different risks faced by the company, and to develop efficient risk managing or hedging techniques to handle them. In this report, the risks faced by energy companies will be

  • Essay On Fracking

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    fracturing, fracking, is the “lead” technology in this technological revolution. Fracking is an economically more feasible way of drilling for oil or gas in harder to reach geological formation. Within the past decade or so, combining hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling has opened up shale deposits across the country. It has brought large-scale natural gas drilling to new regions that may not have had accessible deposits in the past. These areas have greatly benefited from the addition of this

  • Oil In China

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    China is on the quest to secure massive amounts of energy. This demand for this overall energy is based on the fact that China is the country with the most population on the globe and with a rapidly growing economy. According to Jenkins (2012), over the last 30 years the GDP has increased over 9 percent annually, which makes China the second largest global economy. China has out ranked Germany in becoming the world's number one exporter (Jenkins, 2012). The developments from this growth are an

  • Personal Knowledge In History

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    In the present day, knowledge has become a commodity as its acquirement is always associated with its application in a specific field. The nature of our expanding world seems to be causing us to forget why we began learning in the first place; it was not to train to become an office clerk who is the world champion in spreadsheets, instead, the curiosity of man has always pushed the threshold of knowledge further and further into the unknown, with this, bringing unexpected changes and implications

  • How Do Fossil Fuels Negatively Impact Earth?

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    Gloria Reuben once stated, “Mother Nature's mercy and forgiveness have run dry, as we ceaselessly abuse her and take her for granted in order for us to continue our addiction to using fossil fuels.” Reuben is suggesting that the addiction to burning fossil fuels abuses nature consistently and humans take our natural resources for granted. The world has a heavy dependency upon fossil fuels such as oil, methane, coal, gas and petroleum. As population and industry grows and reliance on these non-renewable

  • Natural Gas and Its use as a Alternative Fuel Compared to Gasoline

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    Natural Gas and Its use as a Alternative Fuel Compared to Gasoline Have you ever confused the terms “Natural Gas” and “Gasoline”? Well don’t, because they are two very different types of gases. Natural gas and Gasoline are considered fossil fuels to most scientists because it is believed they were formed from the remains of sea animals and plants that died 200-400 million years ago. These sea animals were then covered by layers of sediment and rock over time which caused them to become buried deeper