9 Out of 10 Barrels of Oil Are Used for Petroleum Fuel
Motor Gasoline (40%) – Used in automobiles and light trucks, boats, recreational vehicles, farm equipment
Distillate Fuels (25%) (Diesel oil, heating oils, and industrial Oils) – Powers diesel engines in buses, trucks, trains, automobiles & other machinery; Heats residential and commercial buildings; Fires industrial and electricity utility boilers
Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG’s) (9%) – Serves as inputs for petroleum for petrochemical
production processes; Fuel for domestic heating and cooking, farming operations, and as an alternative to gasoline for use in internal combustion engines.
Jet Fuel (6%) – Use for planes in the commercial airline industry
Residual Fuel (13%) – Used by electrical utilities to generate electricity
Non-Fuel Petroleum Products (10%) - SEE BELOW
Non-Fuel Petroleum Products:
Solvents used in paints, lacquers, and printing inks
Lubricating oils and greases for automobile engines and other machinery
Petroleum (or paraffin) wax used in candy making, packaging, candles, matches, and polishes
Petrolatum (petroleum jelly) sometimes blended with paraffin wax in medical products and toiletries
Asphalt used to pave roads and airfields, to surface canals and reservoirs, and to make roofing materials and floor coverings
Petroleum coke used as a raw material for many carbon and graphite products, including furnace electrodes and liners, and the anodes used in the production of aluminum.
Petroleum Feedstocks are converted to basic chemical building blocks and intermediates and used to produce plastics, synthetic rubber, synthetic fibers, drugs, and detergents.