Speight, James G. Western Research Institute, Laramie, Wyoming.
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- Gaseous products
- Natural gas
- Still gas
- Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
- Liquid products
- Diesel fuel
- Fuel oil
- Other products
- Lubricating oil
- White oil, insulating oil, and insecticides
- Sulfonic acids and sulfuric acid sludge
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Those fractions derived from petroleum that have commercial value as a bulk product. In contrast to petroleum products, petrochemicals are individual chemicals, derived from bulk fractions, that are used as the basic building blocks of the chemical industry. Gases and liquid fuels are currently the main products of the petroleum industry. However, other products, such as lubricating oils, waxes, and asphalt, have also added to the value of petroleum resources. See also: Petrochemical; Petroleum
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