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April 13, 2012 / Wave Tribe

Oil FAQ & Organic Viagra For Surfers

Crude oil, also well-known as petroleum, is the term used for “unprocessed oil”.

Naturally derived from decaying plants and animals, crude oil is a fossil fuel.

Crude oil is made up of various elements or compounds such as carbon, hydrogen, sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen, metals, and salts.

Due it to its constituency, crude oil differs in color from plain to tar-black and in viscosity—it can be watery or nearly solid.

The main component of crude oil is hydrocarbon, which contains a lot of energy and is one of Earth’s most important energy sources.

Hence, crude oil is used in generating many forms of energy such as gasoline, diesel, and other fuel oils.

Hydrocarbons are considered to be versatile because it can be used in many different forms. In their solid form, hydrocarbons take the form of asphalt. (Drive on any roads lately?)

By chemically treating it in different ways, many things such as synthetic rubber, nylon, and plastic can be made out of hydrocarbon. Most of your surf gear starts as oil, from surfboard blanks to leashes—and everything in-between.

Also, petroleum is used as the unprocessed material for many chemical products such as pesticides, fertilizers, and pharmaceuticals.

Can I get some organic Viagra over here please?

It is believed that due to its high energy density, plenty availability and trouble-free transportability, crude oil has become the world’s most imperative source of energy.

It is estimated that the present utilization of crude oil is about 90 million barrels per day. Studies reveal that the proportion of oil is persistently plummeting as petroleum recovery is getting intricate.

At this increasing consumption levels, soon these reserves would be gone and lead to a global energy crisis.

Also, crude oils release carbon dioxide when they are burnt, which has impacted our environment and led to global warming.

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