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How Much Energy Does It Take To Extract Fossil Fuels?

February 10, 2023

Before fuel arrives at gas stations, the oil has been pumped 2km up to the surface and transported via pipeline or ship to a refinery, where it's heated to over 400°C and chemically separated.

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A process that involves a significant loss of energy. 


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