All The Stuff That Comes From Oil

On an Infogram.

oila

I’ve posted about how Drake drilled the first well and saved the whales.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/how-the-american-oil-industry-got-its-start/

This picture is the result of John D Rockefeller’s efforts to make lighting as cheap as possible by using as much of the various fractions of oild as a product as possible.  Much of what we have as chemistry is the result.

2 comments

  1. penneyvanderbilt · March 14, 2016

    Reblogged this on Ancien Hippie.

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  2. roger · March 17, 2016

    A book I read many years ago (The Color of Oil?) pointed out that the economic value of oil as feedstock to non fuel uses exceeded that of fuel by a significant margin.

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