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Source 85 has been moved[edit]

Source 85 has been moved. Anyone know where to find it, or know of a replacement source to use? Gambee (talk) 12:22, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Formula for thermal conductivity of crude oil[edit]

There is no citation - does anyone know where this comes from?

The formula has 0.547 at the end looking like an exponent, but this would not work for modest temperatures, as the term 1 - 0.0203(t-32) soon goes negative. How is the 0.547 to be used?

It would be good to have this and the following formulae in SI units.

I found a more accurate Cragoe Equation on the link I referenced and I updated the equation. Though it spits out an answer in a really weird unit BTU*in/hr/ft^2/F, it matches other sources for oil thermal conductivity — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:59, 26 February 2014 (UTC) (talk) 16:59, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

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Graphs need to be updated[edit]

Oil producing countries: the "Canadian provinces producing oil" needs to add British Columbia since it produces 1.2% of Canada's oil - nearly as much as Manitoba - and to drop Ontario because it now only produces a miniscule 0.04% of Canada's oil (100 years ago it produced most of it, but production has declined a long, long way since then). Alternatively it could add Nova Scotia (0.6%) and Northwest Territories (0.3%).

Oil imports to US 2010: needs to be upgraded to more recent data. In 2013, only Saudi Arabia (485 million bbl) and Mexico (335) would still be red. Venezuela (294) would be downgraded to orange, while Iraq (124), Kuwait (120), and Nigeria (102) would be downgraded to yellow. Canada should be upgraded to bright purple or some such color since it exported a massive 1,147 million bbl to the US, or about a quarter of US imports.RockyMtnGuy (talk) 17:27, 20 October 2014 (UTC)


The article states that James Young was the first to distill petroleum, though the article on Benjamin Silliman, professor at Yale, indicates that he was the first. What is more accurate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thefrankguy (talkcontribs) 13:43, 15 January 2015 (UTC)