Uses of petrol
We are worried about “no more petrol” phase, as we know petrol as a fuel for our vehicles. But petrol is just not a fuel, it has othe uses too, and that make our worries about ” no more petrol” more intense.
Although the major use of petroleum is as a fuel (gasoline, jet fuel, heating oil) and petroleum and natural gas are often used to generate electricity, there are many other uses as well.
All plastic is made from petroleum and plastic is used almost everywhere, in cars, houses, toys, computers and clothing.
Asphalt used in road construction is a petroleum product as is the synthetic rubber in the tires.
Paraffin wax comes from petroleum, as do fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, detergents, phonograph records, photographic film, furniture, packaging materials, surfboards, paints and artificial fibers used in clothing, upholstery, and carpet backing.
Helium, sulfur and other valuable materials are produced from oil wells along with petroleum itself. Petroleum is used principally as a source of fuel and lubricating oils.
Petrol is used in removing dust from electrical appliances.
Petrol is used in camping petrol stoves.
Only when these supplies are restricted or threatened, does the average person begin to realize their importance.