These are all good questions, but some of the answers are not quite so simple. The following will provide insights into the issues raised by these questions, and hopefully
a better understanding of the industry that supplies so much of our energy needs. The origin of the Hydrocarbon began several million years ago when much of what is today dry land was covered by water. In those days, the Earth’s seas, lakes and marshes were home to minute plants and animals. Hydrocarbons formed by the living organisms (fishes, animals, birds and plants) long time ago.