Definition: Petroleum

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Petroleum

A broadly defined class of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures. Included are crude oil, lease condensate, unfinished oils, refined products obtained from the processing of crude oil, and natural gas plant liquids.[1]

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References
  1. http://www.eia.gov/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=petroleum