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The Ranken Energy Corporation furnished a partial list of petroleum-containing products.

In order to 1) eliminate dependence on foreign oil and remove it and the CO2 from the environment, and 2) generate green products, it is useful to inform oneself how pervasive oil is.
Here is their list:

A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items)

One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like:




Motor Oil

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Bearing Grease


Floor Wax

Ballpoint Pens

Football Cleats

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until it finally runs out. This list is quite illu... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 10:16:49 AM
at the end of the list, but that includes transpor... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 2:37:35 PM
When we finally undermine the monopoly control of ... by Steve Windisch (jibbguy) on Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 3:09:46 PM
Excellent, informative -- good ideas and all too t... by martinweiss on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:06:48 PM
Everything on your list could be produced without ... by Bill Cain on Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 4:58:14 PM
alternatives to petroleum based products listed th... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:47:06 AM
Daniel,You at least went to the Orion site.You did... by Bill Cain on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 7:34:47 PM
You obviously never did physics for a living.... by Richard Pietrasz on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 5:28:15 PM
I don't have to "do" physics for a living or for a... by Bill Cain on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 7:04:31 PM
> They are constantly asking for money, and for... by Steve Windisch (jibbguy) on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 1:43:42 PM
The problem with petroleum is that is still way to... by Richard Pietrasz on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 5:27:29 PM
If the things mentioned in my earlier post about h... by Steve Windisch (jibbguy) on Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 11:57:33 AM
I'm writing the Whitehouse to remind them of paten... by martinweiss on Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 1:07:41 PM