The BIG Picture

Here is a partial list of item that are made from petroleum, or oil

A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items)  

One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like:

Solvents Diesel fuel Motor Oil Bearing Grease
Ink Floor Wax Ballpoint Pens Football Cleats
Upholstery Sweaters Boats Insecticides
Bicycle Tires Sports Car Bodies Nail Polish Fishing lures
Dresses Tires Golf Bags Perfumes
Cassettes Dishwasher parts Tool Boxes Shoe Polish
Motorcycle Helmet Caulking Petroleum Jelly Transparent Tape
CD Player Faucet Washers Antiseptics Clothesline
Curtains Food Preservatives Basketballs Soap
Vitamin Capsules Antihistamines Purses Shoes
Dashboards Cortisone Deodorant Footballs
Putty Dyes Panty Hose Refrigerant
Percolators Life Jackets Rubbing Alcohol Linings
Skis TV Cabinets Shag Rugs Electrician’s Tape
Tool Racks Car Battery Cases Epoxy Paint
Mops Slacks Insect Repellent Oil Filters
Umbrellas Yarn Fertilizers Hair Coloring
Roofing Toilet Seats Fishing Rods Lipstick
Denture Adhesive Linoleum Ice Cube Trays Synthetic Rubber
Speakers Plastic Wood Electric Blankets Glycerin
Tennis Rackets Rubber Cement Fishing Boots Dice
Nylon Rope Candles Trash Bags House Paint
Water Pipes Hand Lotion Roller Skates Surf Boards
Shampoo Wheels Paint Rollers Shower Curtains
Guitar Strings Luggage Aspirin Safety Glasses
Antifreeze Football Helmets Awnings Eyeglasses
Clothes Toothbrushes Ice Chests Footballs
Combs CD’s & DVD’s Paint Brushes Detergents
Vaporizers Balloons Sun Glasses Tents
Heart Valves Crayons Parachutes Telephones
Enamel Pillows Dishes Cameras
Anesthetics Artificial Turf Artificial limbs Bandages
Dentures Model Cars Folding Doors Hair Curlers
Cold cream Movie film Soft Contact lenses Drinking Cups
Fan Belts Car Enamel Shaving Cream Ammonia
Refrigerators Golf Balls Toothpaste Gasoline

Americans consume petroleum products at a rate of three-and-a-half gallons of oil and more than 250 cubic feet of natural gas per day each! But, as shown here, petroleum is not just used for fuel.  Now, If you are against gasoline for cars and want the government to make us all take Amtrak,  are you also against toothpaste?   Contact lenses?  I’m sure all the girls on Facebook use them for modeling purposes, if they wear glasses.  Guys, football, come on.  So when you oppose drilling, do you want the Saudis to determine our existence????  I love tennis.  So, assuming this is correct,  it’s really not about the gas we put in our cars.  It’s about a whole lot more.  But, it is always about the gas we put in our cars.  Obama has proposed a boatload of light rail projects, Amtrak like projects, and a lot more.   Why, so we will take train to work instead of driving?? Good luck with that.  I don’t know about you, maybe it works in NYC, a relatively compact piece of ground, but for me, I really don’t want to have to get up 1 1/2 hours early to take a train.  I’ll bet you don’t want to do so either.  It really is another attempt by your government to control your life.  You know,  I have to have back surgery soon.  You  know what really bothers me?  The loss of control for however long the surgery takes.  I don’t want you or anyone else telling me how to live my life.  I choose the surgery,  so I choose to lose the control for however long it takes.  With your government, they want to mandate control, whether you like it or  not.   More to come.  At some point I will attempt to tie all of this together.


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