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was launched to secure Anglo-Soviet invasion of Persia oil for Britain and provide a route for Lend-Lease supplies desperately needed by the Soviet Union during World War II?
Armenian oil magnate Alexander Mantashev (pictured) handpicked 50 talented young Armenians and sent them to study at the best universities of continental Europe and Russia?
( Joseph S. Cullinan pictured) worked in the oilfields of Pennsylvania from the age of 14, but would later help shape the early oil industry in Texas?
in April 1920,
Texas Rangers expelled some 125 prostitutes from the oil boomtown of in Desdemona Eastland County east of Abilene, Texas?
is a rare asphalt volcano underwater volcano composed of asphalt and erupting petroleum and methane instead of lava?
Chevron House (pictured) in Singapore houses the international headquarters of Caltex, a petroleum brand name?
began operations in as early as 1896 when world's first offshore oil wells oil was drilled from piers along the coast of Summerland, California, USA?
contains an estimated 584 million Midway-Sunset Oil Field barrels of oil, which amounts to 18% of California's total estimated reserve?
, Petroleum fly Helaeomyia petrolei, is the only known insect that develops in naturally occurring crude oil?
Great Depression, attorney devised regulations for the George C. Butte conservation of Texas petroleum and natural gas?
after having over 912 million
barrels of oil pumped out since the late 19th century, the , the eighth-largest Coalinga Oil Field oil field in California, is close to exhaustion?
Saudi Arabia promised to supply 50,000 barrels of free oil per day to if help Pakistan economic sanctions were imposed after its 1998 nuclear tests?
oil and natural gas extraction and exploration will cease by 2017 in , an inland Hay-Zama Lakes wetland in Alberta, Canada, and the province's only site for the re-introduction of Wood Bison?
New Mexico philanthropist was a Addie Peed Swearingen beautician for 28 years in Santa Fe before she and her husband made a fortune in petroleum and natural gas leases?
Texas oil tycoon gained the Glenn McCarthy nickname "King of the wildcatters" after striking oil thirty-eight times in ten years?
, a Ernest O. Thompson Texas businessman, politician, and petroleum expert, received a battlefield promotion during World War I for developing improved machine gun tactics?
oil discovery in is the biggest in Indonesia for three decades and one of the biggest reserves in Bojonegoro Indonesia?
launch the China has helped Nigeria NigComSat-1 satellite and pledged to invest USD 4 billion in oil and infrastructure development?
, the use of unnecessarily intense light, not only wastes 1.5 billion over-illumination barrels of oil per year, but is also linked to increased incidence of headache, fatigue, stress, coronary artery disease and erectile dysfunction?
recovery of the oil in , an Spraberry Trend oil field ranked third in the U.S. by total proven reserves, is so difficult that the area was dubbed "the world's largest unrecoverable oil reserve"?
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Question 1: Dubai-Oman, used as benchmark for Middle East sour crude oil flowing to the ________- Pacific region
Question 2: The largest volume products of the industry are ________ and gasoline (petrol).
Question 4: These different molecules are separated by ________ at an oil refinery to produce gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, and other hydrocarbons.
Question 5: Oil spills at sea are generally much more damaging than those on land, since they can spread for hundreds of nautical miles in a thin oil slick which can cover ________ with a thin coating of oil.
Question 6: Wax, used in the packaging of ________, among others.
Question 7: Smaller spills have already proven to have a great impact on ecosystems, such as the ________
Question 8: Due to the high temperatures and high pressures involved, exhaust gases from gasoline combustion in car engines usually include ________ which are responsible for creation of photochemical smog.
Question 9: Both crude oil and natural gas are predominantly a mixture of ________.
Question 10: The rise in importance was mostly due to the invention of the ________ and the rise in commercial aviation