Crude Oil

Definition - What does Crude Oil mean?

Crude oil is a unrefined, non-renewable, naturally occurring deposit of hydrocarbons, minerals, gases and other substances. Crude oil is the source of various flammable resources such as gasoline, kerosene and diesel. Tanks containing crude oil must be properly maintained as they are more likely to have sludge accumulation, which can cause pitting corrosion.

Corrosionpedia explains Crude Oil

Crude oil is a vital component of modern-day life in most of the world. It is the source of gasoline, diesel, kerosene, jet fuel and other substances that are used to heat buildings, pipes and power vehicles. These components of crude oil are known as its fractions and are obtained primarily through the process of fractional distillation.

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