Protect Petroleum Day

the day that powers our world

How this holiday came about

Petroleum day was erected on November 17th because that was the day that the Sinai oil fields were restored 35 years ago after their bombing by the Israel army.

Why the tradition has been carried on

This holiday has stayed around because of the growth and discoveries of the Egyptian petroleum sector.

Why I think more people should celebrate this holiday

Although the originating cause for this holiday isn't related to the United States. I think it should still be of importance to us because a good amount of our petroleum products come from the middle east.

The importance to the every day person

Although we don't think about it many items we use in our every day lives are made of petroleum. Below is a list from the internet and a link to the site where it was found.

Agriculture

• plastic ties

• row cover

• irrigation piping

• polyethylene

• polypropylene

• bags and packaging

• pesticides and herbicides

• food preservatives

• fertilizers

Clothing and Textiles

• ballet tights

• nylon cord

• everything polyester: blouses, pants, pajamas etc.

• everything permanent press: shirts, dresses etc.

• beads

• bracelets

• pantyhose

• nylon zippers

• plastic hangers

• purses

• thongs and flip flops

• earrings

• ribbons

• fake fur

• windbreakers

• sandals

• garment bags

• shoe laces

• rain coats

• iron-on patches

• sneakers

• sweaters

• sofa pillow material• tote bags

• umbrellas

Around the Office

• ball point pens

• diskettes

• thermometer

• Ink

• computers

• business card holders

• copiers

• waste baskets

• calculators

• printer cartridges

• microfilm

• name tags

• binders

• erasers

• rulers

• scotch tape

• magic markers

• telephones

Sports, Hobbies and Games

• backpacks

• fishing lures

• air mattresses

• cameras

• beach balls

• fishing poles

• hang gliders

• vinyl cases

• footballs

• glue containers

• puzzles

• darts

• Frisbees

• golf ball and golf bags

• shotgun shells

• ear plugs

• knitting needles• waterproof clothing

• stadium cushions

• earphones

• yarn

• kites

• tennis racquets

• fabric dye

• decoys

• lifejackets

• nylon strings

• face protectors

• volley balls

• model cars

• plastic water guns

• fishing bobbers

• soccer balls

• oil paints

• parachutes

• fishing cylume

• light sticks

• earphones

• playing cards

• photographs

• monofilament fishing lines

• diving boards

• poker chips

• goggles

• rollerskate and skateboard wheels

• whistles

• guitar strings

• picks

• rafts

• ice chests

• tents

• sleeping bags

• pole vaulting poles

• motorcycle helmets

• skis, water skis

• rubber cement

• plastic flowerpots

• hot tub covers

• sails

• snorkels• monkey bars

• photo albums

• wet suits

• flippers

• tennis balls

• boats

• insulated boots

Infants and Children

• acrylic toys

• baby oil

• laundry baskets

• waterproof pants

• baby aspirin

• bath soap

• mittens

• pacifiers

• baby blankets

• bibs

• rattles

• doubleknit shirts

• baby bottles

• disposable diapers

• baby shoes

• teething rings

• nipples and binkies

• dolls

• stuffed animals

• baby lotion

Sports, Hobbies and Games

• allergy medication

• cotton-tipped swabs

• inhalers

• liquid Pepto-Bismol

• aspirin

• first aid cream

• lancets

• pill cases

• band aids

• first aid kits• latex gloves

• prescription bottles

• burn lotion

• glycerin

• mosquito spray

• rubbing alcohol

• chap stick

• heart valve replacement

• nasal decongestant

• surgical tape

• syringes

• Vaseline

• antiseptics

• hearing aids

• anesthetics

• artificial limbs

• eyeglasses and sunglasses

• antihistamines

• cortisone

• vaporizers

• denture adhesives

• laxatives

• Bactine

• oxygen masks

• stethoscopes

• prescription glasses

• cough syrup

• hearing aids

Kitchen and Household

• vinegar bottles

• egg cartons

• meat trays

• trash bags

• breadboxes

• freezer containers

• melamine dishware

• tumblers

• cake decorations

• jars

• microwave dishes

• utensils• candles

• freezer bags

• milk jugs

• vacuum bottles

• coasters

• gelatin molds

• nylon spatulas

• wax paper

• coffee pots

• ice cream scoops

• oven bags

• mops

• drinking cups

• ice trays

• plastic containers

• fabric softener

• detergent bottles

• plastic table service

• drain stoppers

• dish drainers

• lunch boxes

• pudding molds

• sponges

• dish scrubbers

• brushes

• baggies

• drinking straws

• Styrofoam

• paper cup dispensers

• measuring cups

• Teflon coated pans

• table cloths

• refrigerator shelves

Beauty

• cologne

• hair brushes

• lipstick

• permanent wave curlers

• perfume

• hair color

• mascara• petroleum jelly

• comb

• foam rubber curlers

• shampoo

• contact lenses and cases

• hair spray

• hand lotion

• shaving foam

• hair dryers

• shoe inserts

• dentures

• body lotion

• face masks

• skin cleanser

• deodorants

• moisturizing cream

• soap holders

• disposable razors

• leather conditioner

• mouthwash

• sunglasses

• facial toner

• lens cleanser

• nail polish

• sunscreen

• tooth brushes

• toothpaste tubes

• vitamins

• synthetic wigs

• bubble bath

• soap capsules

Furnishings

• carpet padding

• Naugahyde

• Venetian blinds

• TV cabinets

• extension cords

• picture frames

• flocked wallpaper

• shower doors

• Formica• refrigerator lining

• vinyl wallpaper

• curtains

• kitchen carpet

• shag carpet

• welcome mats

• fan blades

• lamps

• shower curtain

• patio furniture

• swings

• linoleum

• upholstery

• rugs

Building and Home

• caulking material

• light switch plates

• plungers

• faucet washers

• clotheslines

• measuring tape

• polyurethane stain

• water pipes

• electric saws

• paintbrushes

• propane bottles

• wood floor cleaner/wax

• vinyl electrical tape

• plastic pipe

• shingles (asphalt)

• light panels

• garden hoses

• plastic wood spackling paste

• awnings

• glazing compound

• Plexiglas

• spray paint

• enamel

• epoxy paint

• artificial turf

• folding doors• floor wax

• glue

• house paint

• paint rollers

• toilet seats

• water pipes

• putty

• solvents

• roofing material

• plywood adhesive

• sockets

• propane

Automotive

• antifreeze

• flat tire fix

• street paving (asphalt)

• car battery cases

• coolant

• motor oil

• tires

• loud speakers

• bearing grease

• sports car bodies

• traffic cones

• car enamel

• brake fluid

• dashboards

• windshield wipers

• visors

• car sound insulation

• oil filters

• car seats

• convertible tops

• fan belts

• gasoline

Miscellaneous

• ash trays

• dog food dishes

• toolboxes• CDs and DVDs

• balloons

• dog leashes

• tape recorders

• synthetic rubber

• bubble gum

• dog toys

• flashlights

• nylon ropes

• bungee straps

• flight bags

• disposable lighters

• cassette player

• flea collars

• flutes

• lighter fluid

• cigarette cases

• electric blankets

• tool racks

• name tags

• cigarette filters

• ammonia

• newspaper tubes

• calibrated containers

• insect repellent

• phonograph records (vinyl)

• crayons

• ice buckets

• dyes

• pillows

• credit cards

• flashlights

• fly swatters

• plastic cup holders

• dice

• movie and camera film

• k-resin

• rain bonnets

• luggage

• video cassettes

• charcoal lighter

• rayon

• safety glasses, gloves, hats• shoe polish

• signs

• cassette tapes

• toys

• watch bands

• waterproof boots

• shopping bags

• bedspreads

• checkbooks

• covers

• tobacco pouches

• clothes hangers

• flea collars

• flavors

• masking tape

• safety flares

• flags

• butane