Crude oil is a fossil fuel formed from the remains of ancient marine plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. It is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons, molecules of hydrogen, and carbon atoms.
Crude oil is the most important and widely used natural resource in the world, as it is used to produce various products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricants, and plastics. The demand for crude oil is driven by the global economy, with industries such as transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture heavily dependent on its availability and price.
The production of crude oil involves drilling and extraction from underground reserves, which can be found in various locations worldwide. Once extracted, crude oil is transported to refineries, where it is processed into its multiple components, such as gasoline and diesel.
Advancements in technology have allowed for cleaner production and use of crude oil, and efforts are being made to transition to more sustainable energy sources.
Some common additives that WRT uses to improve the performance and quality of crude oil include: