Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Petroleum?

Crude oil or any fraction thereof that is liquid under normal conditions of temperature and pressure. The term includes petroleum-based substances comprising a complex blend of hydrocarbons derived from crude oil through the process of separation, conversion, upgrading, and finishing, such as motor fuel, jet oil, lubricants, petroleum solvents, and used oil.

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Petroleum Derivatives   Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons TPH   Total Recovered Petroleum Hydrocarbon   
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