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Things You Didn’t Know Were Made of Oil

A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items)

One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like:

Solvents Diesel fuel Motor Oil Bearing Grease
Ink Floor Wax Ballpoint Pens Football Cleats
Upholstery Sweaters Boats Insecticides
Bicycle Tires Sports Car Bodies Nail Polish Fishing lures
Dresses Tires Golf Bags Perfumes
Cassettes Dishwasher parts Tool Boxes Shoe Polish
Motorcycle Helmet Caulking Petroleum Jelly Transparent Tape
CD Player Faucet Washers Antiseptics Clothesline
Curtains Food Preservatives Basketballs Soap
Vitamin Capsules Antihistamines Purses Shoes
Dashboards Cortisone Deodorant Footballs
Putty Dyes Panty Hose Refrigerant
Percolators Life Jackets Rubbing Alcohol Linings
Skis TV Cabinets Shag Rugs Electrician’s Tape
Tool Racks Car Battery Cases Epoxy Paint
Mops Slacks Insect Repellent Oil Filters
Umbrellas Yarn Fertilizers Hair Coloring
Roofing Toilet Seats Fishing Rods Lipstick
Denture Adhesive Linoleum Ice Cube Trays Synthetic Rubber
Speakers Plastic Wood Electric Blankets Glycerin
Tennis Rackets Rubber Cement Fishing Boots Dice
Nylon Rope Candles Trash Bags House Paint
Water Pipes Hand Lotion Roller Skates Surf Boards
Shampoo Wheels Paint Rollers Shower Curtains
Guitar Strings Luggage Aspirin Safety Glasses
Antifreeze Football Helmets Awnings Eyeglasses
Clothes Toothbrushes Ice Chests Footballs
Combs CD’s & DVD’s Paint Brushes Detergents
Vaporizers Balloons Sun Glasses Tents
Heart Valves Crayons Parachutes Telephones
Enamel Pillows Dishes Cameras
Anesthetics Artificial Turf Artificial limbs Bandages
Dentures Model Cars Folding Doors Hair Curlers
Cold cream Movie film Soft Contact lenses Drinking Cups
Fan Belts Car Enamel Shaving Cream Ammonia
Refrigerators Golf Balls Toothpaste Gasoline

Americans consume petroleum products at a rate of three-and-a-half gallons of oil and more than
250 cubic feet of natural gas per day each! But, as shown here petroleum is not just used for fuel.


7 Comments on "Things You Didn’t Know Were Made of Oil"

  1. Willard M Bush Sr on Sun, 30th May 2010 6:51 am 

    and the list goes on and on and on!!!

  2. Marda Kirn on Wed, 2nd Jun 2010 11:29 am 

    It would be very helpful to have for consumers an alphabetized list of the ingredients that go into the making of all the things listed above (so we could shop for non-petroleum-based products)

    and an alphabetized list of the stuff above too

    does such a thing exist anywhere?

  3. Mr.Brown on Tue, 19th Sep 2023 8:55 am 

    im a farmer we love oil it is very good for difrent crops

  4. ball boy on Tue, 19th Sep 2023 8:56 am 

    i love to lather my self in oil

  5. THE MAN on Tue, 19th Sep 2023 9:01 am 

    the one true thing to use oil

  6. One true man on Tue, 19th Sep 2023 9:02 am 

    balls are made of oil

  7. tannen on Tue, 19th Sep 2023 9:04 am 

    are socer balls made of oil

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