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Petroleum Series

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What is petroleum used for other than fuel for cars .........

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Useful products we use that require Petroleum: Disposable Nappies (Diapers)

Disposable Nappies (Diapers) A disposable nappy consists of an absorbent pad sandwiched between two sheets of nonwoven fabric. These nappies are made by a multi-step...

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Useful products we use that require Petroleum: Refrigerators

For many hundreds of years, people cut and stored large blocks of ice to keep food cool, ice chests! However, refrigeration technology came into existence...

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Useful products we use that require Petroleum: Footwear

Shoes are one of those products that we wear daily and for many are a necessity, and although most of us wear footwear everyday not...

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Useful products we use that require Petroleum: Tattoo Ink

Tattoo inks may be made from titanium dioxide, lead, chromium, nickel, iron oxides, ash, carbon black, and other ingredients. Some of the pigments are industrial...

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Useful products we use that require Petroleum: Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses Eyeglass lenses are glass or plastic optical items that fit inside eyewear frames to enhance and/or correct the wearer’s vision. The magnifying glass, invented...

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Useful products we use that require Petroleum: Mobile (Cell) Phones

Mobile (Cell) Phones Mobile (Cell) phones are constructed from an array of metals (copper, gold, lead, nickel, zinc, beryllium and tantalum) and products derived from...

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What Is Petroleum Good For? Bandages

Petrolatum gauze is a lightweight cotton bandage that is coated with a translucent substance made from petroleum. This type of bandage is used in hospitals...

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What Is Petroleum Good For? Ammonia

When most people think of petroleum they think of gasoline and diesel fuel. They may even conjure up images of jet fuel, but most will...

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What Is Petroleum Good For? Aspirin

100 Years of Aspirin Aspirin – the drug widely used to deal with hangover headaches and many other minor illnesses – was developed in Germany...

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What Is Petroleum Good For? Vaseline (Not Gasoline!)

What Is Petroleum Jelly, such as Vaseline Petroleum Jelly? Petroleum jelly has been a staple in homes for over one hundred years for a myriad...

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What Is Petroleum Good For? The Chair

Petrochemicals are used to manufacture thousands of products people use every day — just about everything not made from rocks, plants, other living things or metal....

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What Is Petroleum Good For? Asphalt (Or Bitumen)

Asphalt (or Bitumen) One of the first use of petroleum by-products discussed in this series is asphalt, or bitumen.  Let us take a look at...

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What Is Petroleum Good For?

Oil & Gas – also known as Petroleum which is primarily derived from drilling wells to various depths to locate oil & gas bearing rocks...

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Media Releases

SA Parliamentary enquiry regarding “fracking” in SA simply more unfounded myths propagated by activists

The Norwood Resource (TNR) has a mission to get the facts about the impact of oil & gas (petroleum) exploration and production impact upon the...

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Next Big Wave Of Economic Development For SA Great Opportunities For South Australia

South Australia is on the cusp of a huge economic adrenalin shot with a billion dollars of major oil & gas exploration development in the...

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Extreme claims about resource exploration ignore facts

Predictable, unsubstantiated, scary and misleading claims by some environmental groups do little to inform public debate about the benefits of seismic surveying work in the...

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