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  Energy - Oil
This is especially relevant in the case of oil, which is the world’s number one energy source and is expected to remain so in the forthcoming years.
Global oil consumption has increased by 20% since 1994, and global oil demand is projected to grow by 1.6% per year.
The annual forum brings together the diverse perspectives of the participants in the areas of coal, oil and gas.
ec.europa.eu /energy/oil/index_en.htm   (386 words)

  Oil Program, US EPA
EPA also removed sections of the rule that are not appropriate for facilities with animal fats and vegetable oils, and extended the compliance dates for farms.
Most of the Region I oil terminals are coastal facilities and are jointly regulated by both EPA Region I and the U.S. Coast Guard.
The October 2005 Oil Program Update (PDF, 9 pp., 851 KB, about PDF) lists the companies that that are working with officials to remediate releases from their properties and points of operation, and describes the actions they are taking.
www.epa.gov /oilspill   (751 words)

  Oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oil, in a general sense, is a chemical compound that is not miscible with water, and is in a liquid state at ambient temperatures.
The triglycerides in cooking oil tend to contain unsaturated fatty acid chains (siccative oil), hence the terms monounsaturate and polyunsaturate.
Oils used for this purpose are usually derived from petroleum, but biological sources of energy are being evaluated as an alternative to the increasingly expensive crude oil.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oil   (535 words)

 Petroleum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first oil wells were drilled in China in the 4th century or earlier.
Oil extraction is costly and sometimes environmentally damaging, although Dr. John Hunt of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution pointed out in a 1981 paper that over 70% of the reserves in the world are associated with visible macroseepages, and many oil fields are found due to natural leaks.
The oil is landed at Sullom Voe terminal in the Shetlands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Petroleum   (5094 words)

 Peak Oil Primer | EnergyBulletin.net | Peak Oil News Clearinghouse
Oil is a finite, non-renewable resource, one that has powered phenomenal economic and population growth over the last century and a half.
Of the 65 largest oil producing countries in the world, up to 54 have past their peak of production and are now in decline, including the USA (in 1970/71) and the North Sea (in 2001).
Many of the official sources of data used to model oil peak such as OPEC figures, oil company reports, and the USGS discovery projections, upon which the international energy agencies base their own reports, can be shown to be very unreliable.
www.energybulletin.net /primer.php   (2461 words)

 nonrenewable - OIL/Petroleum
Oil was formed from the remains of animals and plants that lived millions of years ago in a marine (water) environment before the dinosaurs.
Over one-fourth of the crude oil produced in the United States is produced offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
After crude oil is removed from the ground, it is sent to a refinery by pipeline, ship or barge.
www.eia.doe.gov /kids/energyfacts/sources/non-renewable/oil.html   (1237 words)

 Oil and the coming war against Iraq
According to Jackson, the “oil delusion” had to be rejected because oil executives to whom he had spoken were unnerved by the prospect of a war and the general decline in the stock market indicated these sentiments were widely shared in the business world.
The significance of oil for the onslaught against Iraq is not simply a matter of the intimate oil industry connections of Bush, Cheney and other members of the administration—important as those links are.
With US oil consumption expected to rise by one-third over the same period, this means that US dependence on imported oil, which has risen from one-third in 1985 to more than half today, will climb to two-thirds.
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/feb2003/oil-f19.shtml   (1849 words)

 Welcome to the OIL-Page
The Ontology Inference Layer OIL is a proposal for a web-based representation and inference layer for ontologies, which combines the widely used modelling primitives from frame-based languages with the formal semantics and reasoning services provided by description logics.
OIL presents a layered approach to a standard ontology language.
Standard OIL is a language intended to capture the necessary mainstream modelling primitives that both provide adequate expressive power and are well understood thereby allowing the semantics to be precisely specified and complete inference to be viable.
www.ontoknowledge.org /oil   (366 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Oil
Oil is sold in barrels - it's the same unit of measure used to sell whisky.
Oil prices were stable for most of the 100 years before 1973 at well under $5 a barrel.
By 1979, the world was in for another oil shock as unrest in Iran led to the toppling of the Shah - a friend of the West - and the rule of the ayatollahs.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/oil   (673 words)

 Oil Production and Environmental Damage
The effects of oil on marine life are cause by either the physical nature of the oil (physical contamination and smothering) or by its chemical components (toxic effects and accumulation leading to tainting).
Oil waste in the past was placed in holes in the ground that contaminated the forests and the rivers.
Oil drilling is a profitable business for the exploring corporation as well as the Colombian government which receives a large sum of money for each barrel of oil recovered.
www.american.edu /TED/projects/tedcross/xoilpr15.htm   (5889 words)

 FRB: Speech, Greenspan--Oil--October 15, 2004
In addition to the ongoing endeavors of the oil industry to build inventories, demand from investors who have accumulated large net long positions in distant oil futures and options is expanding once again.
Crude oil prices are also being distorted by shortages of capacity to upgrade the higher sulphur content and heavier grades of crude oil.
Unless oil prices fall back, some of the more oil-intensive parts of our capital stock would lose part of their competitive edge and presumably be displaced, as was the case following the price increases of the late 1970s.
www.federalreserve.gov /boarddocs/speeches/2004/200410152/default.htm   (2162 words)

 Ocean Planet: Oil Pollution
Only about 5 percent of oil pollution in oceans is due to major tanker accidents, but one big spill can disrupt sea and shore life for miles §.
MARPOL is largely credited for reducing oil pollution from shipping by about 60 percent worldwide during the 1980s §.
§ Government and industry-sponsored oil collection and recycling programs in many communities are increasing awareness of the hazards of dumping used oil and the benefits of reusing it.
seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov /OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/peril_oil_pollution.html   (713 words)

 Oil - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Oil is sometimes incorrectly referred to as "Black Gold", the confusion arises due to the fact that Gold's scientific name is "Yellow Oil"-Au This Oil is false.
Oil prices in America are incredibly realistic in comparison to oil prices in countries such as Norway, where oil is $6.00 a gallon.
Also, the some of the oil given out was tainted with Black Oil(the outbreak of Black Oil coupled with blood loss deaths, fatalities are numbered in the thousands).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Oil   (1175 words)

That simply means the viscosity of the oil, which is defined as resistance to flow, is what is causing the oil to cling to the inside surfaces of your engine while the engine is turned off and the oil pump is not operating.
With a single-grade oil, the heat from operation thins the oil that is clinging to the upper parts of the engine quickly, much more quickly than the oil in the pan.
This blow-by introduces unburned fuel into the oil an accelerated rate, and since gas is a solvent, it cuts the lubricity of the thick, overly-oxidized oil down to maybe a straight 30 or 40 weight.
www.boss302.com /oil.htm   (7153 words)

 The Race For Iraq's Resources: Will Iraq's Oil Blessing Become a Curse? - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
By signing oil deals with Iraq, oil companies could account for those reserves in their books without setting foot in the country -- that alone is enough to boost the company's stock.
Western oil companies are happy to receive Iraqi officials in their European headquarters, but are not keen to return the visit.
Oil is central to Iraq's reconstruction and economic recovery, and the U.S. government is urging Iraq to develop the sector quickly.
www.spiegel.de /international/0,1518,456212,00.html   (1485 words)

 History and Analysis -Crude Oil Prices
In 1972 the price of crude oil was about $3.00 per barrel and by the end of 1974 the price of oil had quadrupled to over $12.00.
Drilling an oil or gas well is a capital investment in the expectation of returns from the production and sale of crude oil or natural gas.
In spite of all of these efforts the percentage of rigs employed in drilling for crude oil decreased from over 60 percent of total rigs at the beginning of 1988 to under 15 percent until a recent resurgence.
www.wtrg.com /prices.htm   (4080 words)

 Oil Change | Participate.net
Of the 47 poorest countries, 38 are net importers of oil and 25 import all of their oil; for these nations, the tripling in oil prices has been an economic disaster.
I interviewed Dr. Riki Ott, independent environmental researcher, oil expert, marine biologist and toxicologist who happened to be a witness at the time of disaster, when she was a commercial salmon fisherman in Cordova, Alaska.
Large trans-national oil corporations have been forced in some areas, usually by citizens AFTER a spill, to clean up their act and adopt precautions to reduce risk of oil spills.
www.participate.net /oilchange   (3848 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Oil Drilling Works"
This oil gets refined into gasoline, kerosene, heating oil and other products.
You may have seen images of fl crude oil gushing out of the ground, or seen an oil well in movies and television shows like "Giant," "Oklahoma Crude," "Armageddon" and "Beverly Hillbillies." But modern oil production is quite different from the way it's portrayed in the movies.
We will discuss how oil is formed, found and extracted from the ground.
science.howstuffworks.com /oil-drilling.htm   (184 words)

 The Oil Drum | Discussions about Energy and Our Future
Consumption of oil in countries that are members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries should grow 4.4% to 370,000 barrels per day in 2008, putting the producer group behind only China in terms of incremental demand growth, according to the report.
In addressing the supply side of oil and gas depletion, much hope has been put into the scaling of 'biofuels', by applying new (and old) technologies to annual crops to create ethanol or biodiesel, thus providing chemically viable alternatives to the transportation liquids derived from crude oil.
At this point, I think the only chance oil has of reaching $100 this year is if OPEC comes out of the meeting next week and really spooks the market.
www.theoildrum.com   (1660 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Sustainable oil?
The theory is simple: Crude oil forms as a natural inorganic process which occurs between the mantle and the crust, somewhere between 5 and 20 miles deep.
Also interesting is the fact that oil is found in huge quantities among geographic formations where assays of prehistoric life are not sufficient to produce the existing reservoirs of oil.
Smaller oil companies and innovative teams are using this theory to justify deep oil drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, among other locations, with some success.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38645   (1256 words)

 ArtLex's O-Op page
Olympia, 1863, oil on canvas, 51 3/8 x 74 3/4 inches (130.5 x 190 cm) Musée d'Orsay, Paris; she is sometimes described as a subject, at least with respect to the single issue of her gaze.
The oil dries with a hard film, and the brightness of the colors is protected.
Oil paints are usually opaque and traditionally used on canvas.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/O.html   (3311 words)

 Saudi Arabia Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saudi net oil export revenues are forecast to increase in 2005 and 2006, to $150 billion and $154 billion, respectively, mainly due to higher oil prices.
Saudi Arabia is the world's leading oil producer and exporter, and its location in the politically volatile Gulf region adds an element of concern for its major customers, including the United States.
Aramco estimates that the average total depletion for Saudi oil fields is 28 percent, with the giant Ghawar field having produced 48 percent of its proved reserves.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/saudi.html   (6584 words)

 Oil Painting Reproduction | Oil Paintings | Oil Painting Studio
In addition to reproduction oil paintings direct sale, we also provide oil painting portrait from photo services.
Browse landscape oil paintings by famous oil painting artists: Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), Claude Monet (1840-1926),John Ottis Adams (1851-1927),...
Browse religious oil paintings by famous oil painting artists: Francisco de Zurbaran(Spanish painter of saints and churchmen, 1598-1664), Titian (1488/90 - 1576),Francois Boucher (1703 - 1770), Leonardo da Vinci(1452-1519),...
www.oil-painting-studio.com   (315 words)

 "The oil we eat: Following the food chain back to Iraq" by Richard Manning (Harper's Magazine)
Oil is annual primary productivity stored as hydrocarbons, a trust fund of sorts, built up over many thousands of years.
By mining the iron for tractors, drilling the new oil to fuel them and to make nitrogen fertilizers, and by taking the water that rain and rivers had meant for other lands, farming had extended its boundaries, its dominion, to lands that were not farmable.
And this understates the problem, because at the same time that there is more oil in our food there is less oil in our oil.
www.harpers.org /TheOilWeEat.html   (5541 words)

 www.oilempire.us - a political map to understand Peak Oil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oil Empire is among the best current political websites.
Oil Empire is by far the best resource for discriminating among the various 9/11 sites, seeking the
The Pentagon, which would like everyone to believe that it was hit by a plane, just like the World Trade Center.
www.oilempire.us /index.html   (1445 words)

 UN Office of the Iraq Program - Oil-for-Food
Some 3.4 billion barrels of Iraqi oil valued at about $65 billion were exported under the Programme between December 1996 and 20 March 2003.
The balance went to: Gulf War reparations through a Compensation Fund (25 per cent since December 2000); UN administrative and operational costs for the programme (2.2 per cent) and costs for the weapons inspection programme (0.8 per cent).
Additional goods and supplies from the Programme's multi billion dollar humanitarian pipeline are being delivered on a priority basis in consultation with the Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraqi representatives and UN agencies and programmes.
www.un.org /Depts/oip   (714 words)

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