Petroleum Industry

The petroleum industry, also known as the oil industry or the oil patch, includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing of petroleum products. The largest volume products of the industry are fuel oil and gasoline (petrol).

Oilfield on the Arabian Peninsula (Bahrain)

Oilfield on the Arabian Peninsula (Bahrain)

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Petroleum Industry Photos and Videos

First Discoveries of Oil Fields in the Middle East (Oil Museum in Bahrain)

First Discoveries of Oil Fields in the Middle East (Oil Museum in Bahrain)

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Fotos y Videos de la Industria del Petróleo

石油工业的照片和视频

Shell Pernis - Largest integrated refinerychemicals manufacturing site in Europe (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Shell Pernis – Largest integrated refinerychemicals manufacturing site in Europe (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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Petroleum (oil) is also the raw material for many chemical products, including pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides, synthetic fragrances, and plastics. The industry is usually divided into three major components: upstream, midstream and downstream. Midstream operations are often included in the downstream category.

الصور ومقاطع الفيديو للصناعة النفطية

Photos et Vidéos de l’Industrie Pétrolière

Bird Covered In Oil

Bird Covered In Oil

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Petroleum is vital to many industries, and is of importance to the maintenance of industrial civilization in its current configuration, and thus is a critical concern for many nations. Oil accounts for a large percentage of the world’s energy consumption, ranging from a low of 32% for Europe and Asia, to a high of 53% for the Middle East.
Other geographic regions’ consumption patterns are as follows: South and Central America (44%), Africa (41%), and North America (40%). The world consumes 30 billion barrels (4.8 km³) of oil per year, with developed nations being the largest consumers. The United States consumed 25% of the oil produced in 2007. The production, distribution, refining, and retailing of petroleum taken as a whole represents the world’s largest industry in terms of dollar value.

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Oil Spill Disaster (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Oil Spill Disaster (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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Fotos e Vídeos da Indústria do Petróleo

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