What is Petroleum?
Who uses petroleum?
Every country uses petroleum. The top three consumers of petroleum are as follows. United States being first with purchasing about 20.5 million barrels a day.
China is second with about 6.5 million barrels a day.
Japan is third with about 5.4 million barrels a day.
Things we use everyday
Wax (like for packaging)
Paraffin wax (candles)
Hydrocarbon polymers (plastics. Literally anything you own that is made of plastic came from petroleum)
Sulfuric acid can be made using derivatives of petroleum