Crude oil is a natural fossil fuel which, once refined, is used to create most of the energy sources used industrially and domestically, from gasoline and diesel to power vehicles, to jet fuel for aircraft and fuel for ships. It is also used widely in the production of chemical products such as pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides and plastics. It consists of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights and other organic compounds. The name Petroleum covers both naturally occurring unprocessed
Crude oil and petroleum products that are made up of refined crude oil
Petroleum is recovered mostly through drilling. It is refined and separated, most easily by distillation, into a large number of consumer products, from gasoline (petrol) and kerosene to asphalt and chemical reagents used to make plastics and pharmaceuticals. Petroleum is used in manufacturing a wide variety of materials and it is estimated that the world consumes about 90 million each day. Aria supplies some of the world’s leading refiners, providing them with a reliable and consistent supply of quality crude oils. We also work in long term partnership with crude oil producers, helping them to maximize the value of their supply through effective marketing.