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Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellowish-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.

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Organizations relating to Petroleum

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage / London, UK / Est. 2001
European Petrochemical Luncheon International Association / Brasschaat, Belgium / Est. 1981
Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre / Manama, Bahrain / Est. 1982
International Oil and Gas Educational Center, Richardson TX / Est. 1959
Arab Petroleum Services Company / Tripoli, Libyan AJ / Est. 1975
Arab Well Logging Company / Safat, Kuwait / Est. 1983
Oilwatch / Port Harcourt, Nigeria / Est. 1996
International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties / London, UK / Est. 1969
European Heating Oil Association / Brussels, Belgium
International Confederation of Trade Unions of Workers in the Oil and Gas Industries, and Construction Workers in the Oil and Gas Complex / Moscow, Russia / Est. 1992
Protocol Concerning Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Case of Emergency / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1982
Protocol Concerning Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency / Safat, Kuwait / Est. 1978
Publish What You Pay Coalition / London, UK
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil / Est. 1954
European Lubricating Grease Institute / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1989
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme / Tromsø, Norway / Est. 1991
Protocol Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Marine Pollution by Substances other Than Oil / London, UK / Est. 1973
Asociación Petroquimica y Quimica Latinoamericana / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1977
International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers / Neuilly-sur-Seine, France / Est. 1971
Trade Union International of Energy, Metal, Chemical, Oil and Allied Industries / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 1998
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries / Safat, Kuwait / Est. 1968
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company / Manama, Bahrain / Est. 1979
Protocol on Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Black Sea Marine Environment by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Emergency Situations / Istanbul, Turkey / Est. 1992
Petrochemical Feedstock Association of the Americas / Houston TX, USA
Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association / Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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World Problems relating to Petroleum

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Lead as an environmental pollutant
Aggressive uses of natural energy resources
Environmental hazards from petroleum
Oil as a pollutant
Scarcity of oil resources
Environmental impacts of petroleum industry
Oil spillage

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