Major Uses of Petroleum

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Major Uses of Petroleum

Petroleum is used widely in:

1.  Transportation for running the vehicles,

2. In power stations where diesel is used to produce electricity,

3. For smooth running of machines, in which lubricating oil is used,

4. For domestic and lightning purposes in which kerosene is used,

5. For the construction of metal roads in which tar is used,

6. For the manufacturing of candles and pharmaceuticals in which paraffin and Vaseline are used,

7. In chemical industry naphtha is used to produce fertilizers, explosives, polythene plastics, synthetic rubber, nylon, paints, pesticides etc.

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