OIL AND GAS 1.1C INTRODUCTION (USES AND IMPORTANCE OF OIL AND GAS)
- Energy: for internal combustion engines and for heating.
- Liquefied gas for cooking and powering cigarette lighters.
- Chemicals used in laboratories (for example sulphuric acid).
- For the manufacturing of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products like Vaseline.
- Wax used in packaging food.
- Bitumen for roads.
- Used for manufacturing plastics.
In conclusion, the presence of oil has far reaching effects on a nation’s economy and politics. However, with the recent development in nuclear, solar and electric energy, the demand for oil is dropping. Petroleum may eventually go extinct (like its predecessor, coal).