Petroleum Products in Our Daily Lives

"Oil is a product that arouses so much passion.  A lot of people have a passionate fear, or distaste, or downright hatred almost for oil.   There is no other product that so many people need so badly, yet so many people believe should be produced entirely without profits."
  Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.N. Ambassador for the United States.

CLOTHING/TEXTILES

Ballet tights

 nylon cord

polyester blouses

beads

 pajamas

polyester pants

bracelets  

 pantyhose

nylon zippers

plastic hangers

permanent press clothing

dresses

purses

  thongs/flip flops

earrings

 ribbons

fake fur

 windbreakers

sandals

garment bags

 shoe laces

 rain coats

iron-on patches

sneakers

sweaters

nylon undershirts

sofa pillow material

polyester shirts

polyester slacks

 tote bags

umbrellas

OFFICE

Ball point pens

diskettes

thermometer

Ink

computers

typewriter ribbon/cartridges

business card holders

copiers

waste baskets

calculators

printer ribbon cartridges

microfilm

carbon paper

protractor

name tags

correction fluid

ring binder

erasers

rulers

letter divider

scotch tape 

magic markers

telephone

SPORTS/HOBBIES/GAMES

Back packs

fishing lures

air mattresses

Polaroid camera

beach balls

fishing poles

hang gliders

vinyl cases

cameras

footballs

glue containers

puzzles

darts

Frisbees

golf ball/bags

shotgun shell casing

ear plugs

knitting needles

waterproof jackets

stadium cushion

earphones

yarm

kites

tennis racquet

fabric dye

decoys

lifejacket

nylon strings

face protectors

volley balls

model cars

plastic water gun    

fishing bobbers

soccer balls

oil paints

parachutes

fishing cylume
 light stick

earphones

playing cards

photographs

monofilament fishing lines

diving boards

poker chips

goggles

roller-skate wheels

whistles

guitar strings

picks

rafts

ice chests

tents

sleeping bags

pole vaulting poles

motorcycle helmets

skis

rubber cement

plastic flower pots

water skis

hot tub covers

  sails

snorkels

monkey bars

photo albums

wet suits

flippers

tennis balls

boats

insulated boots 

INFANT/CHILDREN

Acrylic toys

baby oil

laundry basket

waterproof pants

baby aspirin

bath soap

mittens

pacifiers

baby blanket

bibs

rattles

double-knit shirts

baby bottles

disposable diapers

baby shoes

teething ring

nipples

dolls

stuffed animals

baby lotion

  MEDICAL

Allergy medication

cotton-tipped swabs

inhalator liquid

Pepto-Bismol

aspirin

first aid cream

lancet for blood testing

pill case

band aids

first aid kits

latex gloves

prescription bottle

burn lotion

glycerin

mosquito spray

rubbing alcohol

chap stick

heart valve replacement

nasal decongestant

surgical tape

syringes

Vaseline

antiseptics

hearing aids

anesthetics

artificial limbs

eye glasses

antihistamines

cortisone

vaporizers

Bactine

oxygen masks

stethoscope

prescription glasses

HEALTH & BEAUTY

cologne

hair brushes

lipstick

permanent wave curlers

perfume

hair color

mascara

petroleum jelly

comb

foam rubber curlers

denture adhesives

shampoo

contact lens/case

hair spray

hand lotion

shaving foam

cough syrup

hearing aids

hair dryers

shoe inserts

dentures

Keri body lotion

face masks

skin cleanser

deodorants

laxatives

moisturizing cream

soap holder

disposable razors

  leather conditioner

mouth wash

sun glasses

facial toner

lens cleanser

nail polish

sunscreen

tooth brushes

toothpaste tubes

  vitamins

synthetic wigs

bubble bath

soap

capsules

KITCHEN/HOUSEHOLD

vinegar bottles

egg carton

meat trays

trash bags

bread box

freezer containers

melamine dishware

tumblers

cake decorations

jars

microwave divided dishes

utensils

candles

freezer bags

milk jugs

vacuum bottles

coasters

gelatin molds

nylon spatulas

wax paper

coffee pots

ice cream scoops

oven bags

mops

drinking cups

ice trays

plastic containers

fabric softener

detergent

liter bottles

plastic table service

drain stoppers

dish drainer

lunch boxes

pudding molds

sponges

dish scrubber brush

baggies

drinking straws

Styrofoam

paper cup dispenser

measuring cups

Teflon coated pans

table cloths

refrigerator shelves

FURNISHINGS

Carpet padding

naugahyde

Venetian blinds

TV cabinets

extension cords

picture frames

  flocked wallpaper

shower doors

Formica

refrigerator lining

vinyl-coated wallpaper

curtains

kitchen carpet

 shag carpet

welcome mats

fan blades

lamps

shower curtain

patio furniture

swings

linoleum

upholstery material

rugs

BUILDING/HOME  MAINTENANCE

caulking material

light switch plates

plunger

faucet washer

clothesline

measuring tape

polyurethane stain

water pipe

electric saw

paint brush

propane bottles

wood floor cleaner/wax

vinyl electrical tape

plastic pipe

shingles (asphalt)

light panels

garden hose

plastic wood

spackling paste

awnings

glazing compound

Plexiglas

spray paint

enamel

epoxy paint

artificial turf

folding doors

floor wax

glue

house paint

paint rollers

toilet seats

water pipes

putty

solvents

roofing material

plywood adhesive

sockets

propane

AUTOMOBILE

Anti-freeze

flat tire fix

street paving (asphalt)

car battery case

coolant

motor oil

tires

loud speakers

bearing grease

sports car bodies

traffic cones

car enamel

brake fluid

dash boards

windshield wipers

visors

car sound insulation

oil filters

car seats

convertible tops

fan belts

gasoline

MISCELLANEOUS

Ash trays

dog food dishes

tool boxes

cd's

balloons

dog leash

tape recorders

synthetic rubber

bubble gum

dog toys

flashlights

nylon rope

bungee strap

fertilizer

flight bags

disposable lighters

cassette player

flea collars

flutes

lighter fluid

cigarette case

electric blankets

tool racks

name tags

cigarette filters

ammonia

insecticides

newspaper tubes

calibrated container

insect repellent

food preservatives

phonograph records

crayons

ice buckets

dyes

pillows

credit cards

flashlights

fly swatter

plastic cup holder

dice

movie film

k-resin

plastic tie

polyethylene

  polypropylene

rain bonnets

luggage

video cassettes

charcoal lighter

rayon

safety glasses

safety gloves

safety hats

shoe polish

signs

cassette tapes

toys

watch bands

waterproof boots

shopping bags

bed spreads

traffic cones

check books covers

tobacco pouches

clothes hangers

flea collars

flavors

masking tape

safety flares

flags

signs

butane

Without the use of coal, oil & gas to provide electricity, and the use of petro-chemicals to build computer components you wouldn't be visiting this website today!


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Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals
has compiled the following statistics:

Fuel Per Person in lbs.

Yearly

Fuel Type

Lifetime

5,000.00

Coal

375,000.00

0.05

Uranium

3.75

5,000.00

Natural Gas

375,000.00

7,800.00

Petroleum

585,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Usage Per Person in lbs.

Yearly

Mineral Type

Lifetime

1,683

Other non-minerals

126,225

1,200

Iron & Steel

90,000

724

Cement

54,300

383

Salt

28,725

350

Clays

26,250

71

Other metals

5,325

42

Aluminum

3,150

7,600

Sand/Gravel

570,000

9,700

Stone

727,000