Topics: Energy Industry

Energy Industry

Energy industry is a generic term for all of the industries involved the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining and distribution. Modern society consumes large amounts of fuel, and the energy industry is a crucial part of the infrastructure and maintenance of society in almost all countries.

In particular, the energy industry comprises:

* Petroleum industry, including oil companies, petroleum refiners, fuel transport and end-user sales at gas stations

* Gas industry, including natural gas extraction, and coal gas manufacture, as well as distribution and sales

* Electrical power industry, including electricity generation, electric power distribution and sales

* Coal industry

* Nuclear power industry

* Renewable energy industry, comprising alternative energy and sustainable energy companies, including those involved in hydroelectric power, wind power, and solar power generation, and the manufacture, distribution and sale of alternative fuels

* Traditional energy industry based on the collection and distribution of firewood, the use of which, for cooking and heating, is particularly common in poorer countries

Source: Wikipedia

Energy Industry
Hovensa Refinery, Western Hemisphere's second largest oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands