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This animation explains the technology of shale gas extraction.
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The Troll A is an offshore natural gas platform, the largest offshore platform ever built: it rises about 170 metres above water level, weighs 656,000...
Machinery that pumps crude oil to the surface
The animation presents the main air, water and land routes and transport hubs.
A long pipe in the centre of the tower penetrates the ocean bed until it reaches the layer that contains oil.
The products of oil refining include diesel oil, petrol and lubricants.
As opposed to underground mines, in open-pit mines the layers covering coal are removed, coal is extracted on the surface.
As opposed to opencast mines, in underground mines the layers covering coal are not removed, coal is extracted from mine shafts.
Thermal power stations convert energy released during the combustion of fossil fuels or renewable resources into electricity.