Fossil Fuel

Fossil Fuel Resources

Uses of Oil

Crude oil is flammable and can be burnt in its base form; however this could be seen as a waste since further refinement would liberate many different compounds, each with their own distinct use. Crude oil can be refined to produce products such as petrol, LPG, diesel, fuel oil, lubricants, aviation fuels, asphalt and many others. Many of these products are essential ingredients in other products – plastic and synthetic rubber being prime examples of everyday products that are manufactured from petrochemicals.