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Difference Between Oil And Petroleum

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The meaning of the terms Oil & Petroleum is greatly debated on the net. However, we will go with the meanings given in the oxford dictionary. As per the dictionary Petroleum is a hydrocarbon oil found in the upper strata of the earth. This is refined for use as fuel. The term oil means any of various viscous usually inflammable liquids insoluble in water.

As per the above petroleum generally refers to crude oil extracted from the earth whereas the term oil broadly covers all types of oils like vegetable, cooking, lubrication, engine, etc. However, this does not cover petrol as the viscosity is missing.

In normal everyday usage the term oil is also used for crude oil especially when talking of the discovery or find of a new spot. One would always hear statements like ‘oil has been discovered in Arabia.’ It would rarely be mentioned that Crude or Petroleum has been discovered. Oil in this context even covers the term Petroleum.

This usage, however, cannot really be implied as you would go to a store and ask for oil whenever you want Motor Oil or even cooking oil but you will never mean crude oil. The term oil would also include various oils produced from animal extracts like fish oil and emu oil. Use of the term petroleum would be limited to crude oil or its derivatives. It would not vegetable or animal oils or anything that is not a derivative of crude oil.

Summary:
1. The term Petroleum as per the dictionary stands for crude oil however the term oil stands for any viscous substance usually inflammable and insoluble in water.
2. The term oil would also cover any vegetable or animal oils or any other oils derived from any source however the usage of the perm Petroleum would be limited to crude oil or its derivatives.


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  1. sorry that wa my little brother

  2. How do I make Octane gasoline from (Limestone or Potash Rock), Hydro-Chloric acid and electricity?
    1] Chemically react the 8 parts of Hydro-Chloric acid (HCl) with 8 parts of Calcium CARBONate (Limestone CaCO3)! This emits 8 parts Carbon (Methane). 8 parts Hydrogen and 24 parts Oxygen! Common salt and rocks convert into Jet fuel!
    2] Electrically convert those 8 Methane gases into 4 Ethane gases! 8C = 4x2C!
    3] Electrically convert those 4 Ethane gases into 2 Butane gases! 4x2C = 2x4C!
    4] Electrically convert those 2 Butane gases into 1 Octane gas! 2x4C = 1x8C!
    5] Condense that Octane gas into Octane gasoline! 8C=8C! Common salt and rocks convert into Jet fuel!

    I know how to “electrically convert” gases so they double in mass! This proceedure can be commercially repeated so we’ll profit from 1) Port au Ports’ Calcium CARBONate (Limestone) 2) NfLb’s below Hybernia salt reserves, 3) Churchill river electricity, and from the South Coast powerful ocean waves electricity 4) NfLb workforce experienced at exploration, drilling and exploitation of bitumen and 5) my inventative idea & work experience!

    The carbons need only share the molecule, not to be in the same atom! Gasoline already exists! If it were that simple Geo-Scientists would have thought of the idea by now! But its’ not in their interest ($) to defeat OPEC! A refiner takes it as his normal job to convert a crude oil molecule into several lighter gasoline molecules!

    My phone # is (709-834-9700) but a local St. John’s phone call! My email can’t be accessed by me, so phone me!

    I believe there may be several limestone formations buried below our feet over the expance of NfLb.! If buried too deep to mine them we can copy Suncor and get the Methane up some drilll holes! Once we have the Methane we must convert it into Octane gasoline, jet-fuel!

  3. Chemically react 8 Hydro Chloric acid with 8 Calcium CARBONate yielding 8 Methane gas & 3×8=24 Oxygen! The Petroleum industry will be smiled upon as a net producer of Oxygen! 3 – 2 = 1 Oxygen electrolysed free! The other 2 are still subject to photosynthesis, far stronger than regular is!
    Electrolyse those 8 Methane gas into 4 Ethane gas!
    Electrolyse those 4 Ethane gas into 2 Butane gas!
    Electrolyse those 2 Butane gas into 1 Octane gas!
    Condence that 1 Octane gas into 1 Octane gasoline!
    It’ll be the strongest fuel, far stronger

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