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Fractional distillation involves boiling crude oil so that the various types of hydrocarbon molecules present vaporize, each in turn. The vapors are then condensed into separate batches according to type. More »

Crude oil is a fossil fuel and, as the name implies, it is derived from fossils. Over time the remains of vegetation and various organisms, such as bacteria and algae, are covered by an increasing amount of soil before t... More »

The stock symbol for crude is WTI, which stands for West Texas Intermediate. Used as a benchmark in oil pricing, WTI is also referred to as Texas light sweet oil. More »

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Fractional distillation is a high-temperature process that separates liquids and gases from unrefined crude oil. According to experts at How Stuff Works, there is a variety of elements in crude oil that are of different ... More »

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