Petroleum Series: 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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Petroleum Series: 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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Petroleum Series: 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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Petroleum Series: 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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Petroleum Series: 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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Petroleum Series: 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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Local Government out of its depth opposing oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight

The headline reads – Councils out of depth over oil drilling The Scare Campaign by the disingenuous Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd and Wilderness Society of South...

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A short Q & A on some of the merits of oil & gas exploration in Australia

Peter Wales, a Kangaroo Island resident and businessman has been following the debate about oil & gas exploration in Australia and in the following article (posted...

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Hydraulic fracture stimulation in exploration and production of hydrocarbons

A Basic Overview There is much information published about the process of hydraulic fracture stimulation (often called ‘fraccing’ or ‘fracking’) in scientific journals, industry and...

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Is the Greens’ Bight Campaign Designed to Misinform?

The opinion piece by Sarah Hansen-Young in the Adelaide Advertiser on April 27, along with recent articles in the KI Islander reporting her claims and...

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