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Jonathan Grant Ch.14 key terms Renewable energy: forms of energy that are replenished at a rate equal to or greater than the rate at which they are used Nonrenewable resources: not replenished as fast as they are utilized, and once consumed, they are gone forever Hydrocarbon compounds: complex and simple combinations of hydrogen and carbon Source rock: any volume of rock that is capable of generating and expelling commercial quantities of oil or gas Caprock: prevents oil from seeping upward to form tar pits at the surface or dissipate into
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Unformatted text preview: other rocks • Anticline: an ideal structure for trapping gas and oil • Stratigraphic trap: any change in sedimentary rock lithology that causes oil to accumulate • Secondary recovery: methods extracting oil that remains in the reservoir rock after normal withdrawal methods have ceased to be productive • Rank: the degree of metamorphism of plant material to coal • Oil shales: sedimentary rocks that yield petroleum when they are heated...
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