Essays Tagged: "Petroleum"


hat it is a country with a population consisting mainly of subsistence farmers has little validity. Petroleum and tourism dominate the economy, and industrialization is increasing in many parts of the ... ation and an enormous foreign debt brought on in large part by precipitous declines in the value of petroleum products.Geologically, Mexico is located in one of the Earth's most dynamic areas. It is a ...

(16 pages) 346 0 4.1 Apr/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Alfred Nobel

r tekniskt begåvade. Robert och Ludvig bildade "Naftabolaget Bröderna Nobel", som utvann petroleum vid Baku. Det blev ett av det största industriföretagen i Ryssland. Ludvig var d ...

(11 pages) 43 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Plastic recycling

e are many methods for making materials that are dubbed plastic. Many different chemicals, most are petroleum based, are used for making plastic. A short history and a summary of some of the many meth ... c are widely imported into the US, 'In 1987, the United States used almost 1,000,000,000 barrels of petroleum- enough to meet the nation's demand for imported oil for five months- just to manufacture ...

(8 pages) 196 0 3.8 Sep/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Distinctly Canadian

(Canadian Encyclopaedia, 1988).Canada contains great reserves of natural resources, notably timber, petroleum, natural gas, metallic minerals, and fish. The name Canada is derived from an Iroquoian te ...

(10 pages) 103 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


Petroleum is an oily flammable liquid composed by hydrocarbons, which is foundnaturally beneath the ... ally beneath the Earth's surface by drilling wells, and it is usuallycalled crude oil. The color of petroleum can be colorless, which is usuallyfor gasoline, and heavy black which is high in asphalt c ... ts ofa mixture of hydrocarbons, with traces of various nitrogenous and sulfurouscompounds.50-90% of petroleum is hydrocarbons and the remaining is composed chiefly oforganic compounds containing oxyge ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This essay is about alternate energy sources. It discusses alternate and safe energy sources to replace oil.

It appears that Americans have not learned lessons from past global energy problems. We import more petroleum than at any time in our history; we ignore basic signs of impending energy problems; we on ... n more hazerdous (nuclear) energy sources.Today we import about twice as much crude oil and refined petroleum products as we did at the time of the 1973-1974 oil embargo. About a dozen nations supply ...

(3 pages) 350 2 3.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

"Power of oil"

.Oil is the lifeblood of the twentieth century. During the centuries when this western knowledge of petroleum was beginning to fade, the Chinese were starting to use oil. Some two thousand years ago t ... e no reports of oil in the Allegheny region, which would later become the birth place of the modern petroleum industry.Like many oil men who followed him, George Bissell thought big. He wanted no less ...

(2 pages) 157 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Alternative Fuel Vehicles You Can Buy Today

From the earliest days of the automotive industry alternative fuels have always competed with petroleum for powering vehicles. Nicholas Cugnot made the first self-powered road vehicle in 1769 wi ... es between charges too inconvenient for many uses.Today we understand that the wholesale burning of petroleum can't continue forever. As the new century opens alternative fuel vehicles are becoming mo ...

(15 pages) 279 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Why is Dai Williams Involved in the Building of a New Japanese Restaurant in Wales?

ocal coal mines. The demand for coal soon began to decrease drastically. New forms of fuels such as Petroleum and Natural Gas were replacing coal. Dai Williams was left unemployed following the closur ...

(1 pages) 30 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

India's Foreign Trade

Imports OverviewCommoditywiseFive major commodities, led by petroleum crude and products, account for 66 percent of country's total imports. Other product group ... electronic goods and organic & inorganic chemicals. In six years (1994-95 to 2000-01) share of petroleum and other petro products in India's total imports increased by 10.84 percent; pearls by 3. ...

(7 pages) 143 1 2.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Hydrogen-powered cars

swer is a car powered by hydrogen.Over the years, countries such as the US have become dependent on petroleum based fossil fuels. The exhaust from cars burning these energy sources has a negative impa ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology


at the facts.Which would you, or your children, rather be eating: Miracle Grow, Round Up, and other petroleum based chemicals, or nutritious vegetables untouched by chemicals? And which would you rath ... spices, and sprays made from plants which pests don't like (Rotenone)**, replace Round Up and other petroleum based chemicals on organic farms. Weeds are controlled, not by chemicals, but by plowing b ...

(8 pages) 125 0 4.2 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Why Should You Use The Public Transports?

advantages of using public transportation.First of all is cost. If you compare the costs for buying petroleum, parking spaces and maintenance of the cars with the costs for getting in a bus or train, ... blems. Another then the aspect of pollution, non-renewable energy supply is also a serious problem. Petroleum is a kind of non-renewable fuel. Thus, before we discovered out a useful renewable fuel, w ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Brazilian Rain Forest Argument Paper

pportunity for new medicines to be found, new plants to use for treatment in the medical field, and petroleum substitutes to be collected and used, just to name a few. In addition, the presence of the ... ill undeveloped medicines, crops, pharmaceuticals, timber, fibers, pulp, soil-restoring vegetation, petroleum substitutes, and other products and amenities will never come to light. It is fashionable ...

(11 pages) 78 0 4.6 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

State of Louisiana 2004 CAFR Final Report.

and agriculture. The state leads the nation in salt production and is the second largest refiner of petroleum. It is also a major producer of sulfur, lime, cotton, sugar cane, yams, rice, and pecan nu ...

(16 pages) 179 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Summary on Carbon Fibres

e processing of one of three precursor materials: rayon (regenerated cellulose), pitch (coal tar or petroleum residue) or polyacrylonitrile (PAN). Nominal diameters of carbon fibres range between 5 an ...

(8 pages) 37 0 4.2 Jan/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

1973 energy crisis and its effect on world economy.

e the embargo, the industrialized West, especially the United States, had taken cheap and plentiful petroleum for granted. (Indeed, the form American cities took after World War II - with expansive su ... ding of OPECOPEC consisted of thirteen nations, including seven Arab countries but also other major petroleum-exporting countries in the developing world like Iran and Venezuela. It had been formed in ...

(5 pages) 78 0 4.2 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Rentier states

the term refers most often to the oil states whose income is derived from the international sale of petroleum . Beblawi's definition of rents is widely followed: rents (1) come from abroad, (2) accrue ... anyone else in the world, including the USA, which is only possible due to the rent accrued through petroleum sales. If rentierism failed to exist, this vast amounts of money spent on the army could c ...

(7 pages) 30 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

An overview of the theories about the origin, migration and entrapment of oil and gas beneath the Earth's surface

nations that emerge to interpret a phenomenon, add to knowledge.The organic theory of the origin of petroleum began to come to the forefront as the oil and gas industries grew in size economic importa ... ry rock. Today, these sedimentary rock, sand stone, shale, and dolomite are often where deposits of petroleum are found.Unlike solid rocks, petroleum and gas are capable of moving that is of migrating ...

(3 pages) 17 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Ashland Oil Inc.: Trouble at Floreffe

their tanks when the tank collapsed and released approximately three and a half million gallons of petroleum into nearby dikes. Of the initial spill, around three quarters of a million gallons of pet ... he tank had been rebuilt from 40-year old steel and had not been properly tested under the American Petroleum Industry standard 650, but rather was tested by an alternative method.Legal IssuesLEGAL CA ...

(16 pages) 99 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies