|Year Level(s)||Years 11-12|
|Subject Area(s)||Science General Science Earth & Environmental Science|
|Topic(s)||Energy Mining Gas Liquid Fuels|
|Resource Type||Fact Sheet|
|Publish Date||9th Jun 2011|
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia is acknowledged as the provider of this resource, with significant contributions from Woodside Energy Limited.
Petroleum is a general term for crude oil and natural gas. It is the primary fuel source for cars, other forms of transportation and lubricant oils. When refined it produces hundreds of petrochemicals and tens of thousands of products in use every day.
In this fact sheet the formation, extraction, refining and uses of petroleum are explained. A focus on the petroleum industry in Western Australia is included.