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How Oil is Used

How is oil from the oil sands used?

virtually everything in the modern industrialised world currently relies on some form of oil for its production and transport.The most common uses of oil are for heating or fuel.

Hydrocarbons derived from oil, when mixed with other substances, create products such as:

  • Plastics made from alkenes
  • Lubricants for machinery
  • Polyolefin wax is used in food packaging, candles and earplugs
  • Sulphur or sulphuric acid, used in manufacturing steel and fertilizer
  • Asphalt, used in road construction

Some products from oil used in our daily lives:

  • Synthetic fabrics
  • Plastic dishes
  • TVs
  • Perfume
  • Sneakers
  • Velcro
  • Carpet
  • Computers