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ⓘ Petroleum product. A petroleum product is an organic compound made in oil refineries. They result from refining crude oil into more useful products. Well-known ..




Petroleum product
                                     

ⓘ Petroleum product

A petroleum product is an organic compound made in oil refineries. They result from refining crude oil into more useful products.

Well-known petroleum products include:

  • fuels
  • Diesel fuel
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas LPG
  • Kerosene
  • fuel oil
  • Gasoline
  • Paraffin wax
  • Asphalt mainly used in asphalt concrete
  • Tar

In addition, oil-refineries also sell other things that come form the refining process, most notably

  • Different kind of industrial waxes
  • Lubricants for machines with moving parts
  • Sulfur and Sulfuric acid
  • Propane and other gases

Some Petrochemicals, including plastics, are made from petroleum products.