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Petroleum is another name for oil, a liquid found deep underground. Petroleum is a valuable natural resource. It is used to make many products that people use every day. These products include gasoline, paints, and even lip balm.

Source: Britannica School


What is Oil Used For?

You may be surprised to learn all the uses of this important element. Check out the things Oil is used for;

  • Crude oil is refined into gasoline, jet and diesel fuel and kerosene
  • Medicine
  • Cosmetics
  • Paint
  • Lubricants
  • Cooking
  • Pens
  • Clothing
  • Plastic Bottles

Pros and Cons of Oil Energy



  • Crude Oil is Readily Available
  • Oil Has Lots of Uses
  • It Has a High Energy Density
  • It can be stored easily
  • Oil Energy Can Be Constant
  • The Oil Industry Creates Jobs


  • Oil Energy Produces Toxic Gases
  • Oil leaks are possible
  • Drilling For Oil Is Dangerous
  • Oil Is Nonrenewable
  • It can cause conflict
  • Oil Exploration Takes Time