Crude oil is a dark thick substance mainly used in liquid form. The oil is found deep deep underground and is extracted out from rock to use to produce electricity. Hundreds and hundreds of years ago int the seas and oceans, dead plankton and plants would smother the waters and eventually sink down to the sea bed and bury them self in layers of sand and mud. Over time heat and pressure turned the dead matter into crude oil and natural gases.
The oil is extracted and is burned to heat up water and to produce steam. The stream is then used to propel turbines which are attached to generators which them produce electricity for people.
Here are some pros and cons about using crude oil to produce electricity.
•Crude oil can be easily transported by a network of pipelines.
•Oil fired power stations can be pretty much built anywhere.
•Crude oil is a NON renewable source so this means it will run out one day and we won't be able to rely on it one day.
•When the oil is burned it produces carbon dioxide which is a greenhouse gas which causes pollution and contributes to global warming.
•Crude oil has to be imported from around the world which can be really expensive to keep carrying on doing.
•It is he most expensive fossil fuel compared to others like coal and gas.
So to conclude crude oil isn't the best way to produce electricity for a number of reasons from being to expensive, contributing with global warming and that one day we will run out of it and we won't be able to use to produce electricity ever again. Saying that, that goes for any type of Non-Renewable energy source world wide we use.