Advantages and Disadvantages of Oil/Petroleum as a source of energy

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Oil/Petroleum as a source of energy

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural gas as a source of energy

Advantages

  • Has high energy output, an efficient energy source.
  • Relatively cleaner compared with coal.
  • Easy to mine if land-based oilfields.
  • Easy to transport through pipelines.
  • Can be used to power vehicles
  • Relatively cheap.
  • Has a lot of other industrial uses.

Disadvantages

  • Environmentally unfriendly through land, air and water pollution.
  • Has a very short lifespan due to multi-functional uses.
  • Leaks in pies underground can go unnoticed.
  • Surface pipelines are easy to sabotage.
  • Lighter crude fractions highly inflammable and dangerous.
  • Over-dependence has created energy crises.
  • Used as a political weapon.

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By |2017-07-29T10:50:02+00:00March 29th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|Comments Off on Advantages and Disadvantages of Oil/Petroleum as a source of energy

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