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You don't use any...

It's called Distiling...

Crude oil is a micture of diffrent lengths of Hydrocarbons and they each boil at diffrent tempretures so the Crude Oil is put into a big tube (sort of) and then heated up and each set of hydrocarbons will boil at a different tempreture and will reach the top of the tub were it is then collected...

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