Monday, June 27, 2011

US Uses Oil In Just About Everything, Making A Reduction In Oil Dependency Difficult

From The New York Times, "Oil Oozes Through Your Life" by Stephanie Clifford:
Since petroleum replaced whale oil as a main fuel source more than a century ago, chemical companies and refineries have found a startling range of uses for it, from asphalt to vanilla flavoring in ice cream to pills from the drugstore. It has oozed into everyday life, so reducing dependency is a more complicated proposition than some might think.
Source: The New York Times
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Read the complete article here.

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