Frequently Asked Questions About Petroleum Products
Below are some frequently asked questions about petroleum products to help you find what you’re looking for:
How Are Petroleum Products Manufactured?
Petroleum products are derived from crude oil during the refining process completed in oil refineries. The main petroleum products are fuels for vehicles and machinery, as well those used to supply natural gas and generate electricity. The refining process has some useful chemical byproducts like sulfur that are often saved and sold wholesale.
What Fuels Are Produced From Petroleum?
Gasoline is the main fuel product produced from crude oil. An oil company also produces other vehicle fuels like diesel and jet fuel. Natural gas used for cooking and to heat homes and buildings is another petrol based energy source. Additionally, propane and kerosene available to consumers is refined from crude oil.
What Are Some Non-Fuel Petroleum Products?
Petroleum is used to make a variety of products besides fuel. It is used for lubricants like motor oil and the making of paraffin wax. Asphalt and tar are also petroleum products. The crude oil refining process has many chemical byproducts that are sold wholesale to manufacturers including some used to produce plastics and gels.
What Are Petrochemicals?
Petrochemicals are chemical compounds derived from petroleum that are not used for fuel. They are used in manufacturing to produce a variety of products such as plastics, lubricants, gels and resins. There are many different petrochemicals that can be produced from either crude oil or natural gas refining.
What is Liquefied Petroleum Gas?
Liquefied petroleum gas in another name for propane or butane gas that is stored in liquid form in a pressurized canister. Liquefied petroleum gasses have been replacing Freon in many refrigeration systems recently because they are less damaging to the ozone layer. It is also used for gas grilling and heating homes in rural areas without a natural gas utility.