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Petroleum and Petrochemical Technologies




 

If coal was king in the 19th century, oil was the undisputed emperor of the 20th. Refined forms of petroleum, or "rock oil," became—in quite literal terms—the fuel on which the 20th century ran, the lifeblood of its automobiles, aircraft, farm equipment, and industrial machines.


 


     Petroleum and Petrochemical Technologies
     Timeline
     Background
     Refining Byproducts
     Looking for Oil
     Environment
     Essay - Lee R. Raymond





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