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Crude oil is a mixture of naturally occurring hydrocarbons as it comes from the ground, before refining. Crude oil was created through the heating and compression of organic materials over a long period of time.
After crude oil is removed from the ground, it is sent to a refinery where different parts of the crude oil are separated into useable petroleum products. These petroleum products include gasoline, distillates such as diesel fuel and heating oil, jet fuel, petrochemical feedstocks, waxes, lubricating oils, and asphalt.
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