Oil Is A Product Derived From Oil Essay

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How much time do you spend in a plane, a bus, or just simply a car? Out of the timeline of their entire life, the average American spends about 4.3 years in a car (30 Surprising Facts). What fuels this car that you spend so much of your life in? Gasoline, a product derived from oil. Oil is and will continue to be an important resource that people directly and indirectly use nearly everyday. In fact it is used for gasoline, rubber, and plastics. It is everywhere and extremely prevalent in politics and the scientific community. Although oil has become one of the most valued consumer commodities in the last century, the oil industry has been around for thousands of years. The use of oil can be traced back all the way back to the 6th century BC, when “the army of Kir the second, first shah of the Achaemenid Empire, used Absheron oil in weapons of fire to invade cities”(Russum). Throughout the earlier recorded years of history, different civilizations used oil as a weapons. It was not until the 8th century AD that the Baku people used it for a source of heat (Russum). This simple change in use totally revolutionized oil. While there were several uses relating to medicinal uses, this was eventually proven wrong and disregarded. The industry really started to take off starting with the streets of London which were lit by coal oil by 1807—at the time this was a tremendously innovative idea, that made London safer and more efficient. The form of oil that most consumers are…

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