The Pros And Cons Of Crude Oil

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Register to read the introduction… There are many different ways to refine the crude oil to get to the end product. Crude oil is basically fossil fuel that has been formed from dead animals and plants from millions of years ago. Engineers go through a process of locating where oil may be by using sonar. When they believe they have found an area that has this fossil fuel, they begin by drilling a hole and then pump the crude oil out to either a barge or into a pipe that goes directly to land. Once the crude oil makes it to the refinery, they begin to break down the oil through different chemical reactions. This process is called fractional distillation which is where they have to break down the hydrocarbons in the crude oil. After the refineries finish transforming the crude oil, it is then shipped out to different companies to then make the products that we use every …show more content…
Nearly all of the oil we use comes from other countries, though if we were to open more waters for oilrigs then our dependence would drop. John Kerry, JD, US Senator (D-MA), sated on May 2010 “We spend almost one billion dollars every day on foreign oil. Much of it is sent to regimes that are hostile to America. That is money we should be investing here. We need to do what we can to reduce the demand we have for foreign oil and increase the energy sources that we can find here at home” (www.procon.org). We have many areas here that we can use to drill for oil on our own soil and we not taking advantage of it. Opening the waters along California, in Alaska and along the shores of Virginia would create many American jobs and possible help out our economic issue. We are spending so much of our money buying oil from other countries that we are at war with and this does not make sense. We have the resources here that need to be developed and when this happens we, as a country, would save so much money that we could use in research for greener

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