Before you answer, take a look at this partial list of products that use petroleum in some form or another.

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 PER PERSON. 

Anesthetics, Antihistamines, Artificial limbs, Artificial Turf, Ammonia, Aspirin, Awnings, Antifreeze 

Bicycle, Balloons, Bandages, Bearing Grease, Boats, Ballpoint Pens, Basketballs 

Crayons, CD’s, CD Player, Curtains, Cold cream, Cortisone, Clothes, Combs , Candles, Car Battery Case, Cameras, Combs, Caulking, Credit Cards , Car Sound Insulation , Car Enamel

Dashboards, Dresses, Dishes, Drinking Cups , Denture Adhesive , Dentures, Dyes, Dice , Dishwashing liquids, Diesel, Detergent, Deodorant, Disposable diapers 

Enamel, Electric Blankets, Epoxy, Eyeglasses, Electrician's tape 

Fishing Boots, Fan Belts, Folding Doors, Fishing Rods, Fishing Lures, Faucet Washers, Footballs, Football Cleats, Football Helmets, Food Preservatives, False Teeth, Folding Doors, Fertilizers, Floor Wax 

Glue, Guitar Strings, Gasoline, Glycerin, Golf Balls 

Heart Valves, Hand lotion 

Insecticides, Insect Repellent, Ink, Ice Cube Trays, Ice Chests 

Life Jackets, Linoleum, Luggage, LP records

Motor Oil, Model Cars, Movie Film, Mops 

Nylon Rope, Nail Polish

Pajamas, Pillows, Paint, Paint Brushes, Paint Rollers, Parachutes, Putty, Percolators, Perfumes, Purses, Plastic, Wood, Panty Hose, Petroleum Jelly, Purses 

Refrigerant, Refrigerators, Rubber Cement, Refrigerator linings, Roller-skate wheels, Roofing, Roller Skates, Rubbing Alcohol 

Sweaters, Soft Contact lenses, Sun Glasses, Shaving Cream, Shampoo, Shag Rugs, Sports Car Bodies, Shoes, Solvents, Synthetic Rubber, Speakers, Surf Boards, Shower Curtains, Salad bowls, Safety Glass, Safety Glasses, Shoe Polish, Soap 

Transparent tape, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Tool Boxes, Tires, TV Cabinets, Tool Racks, Tires, Toys Dolls, Tents, Toilet Seats, Trash bags, Tennis Rackets, TV cabinets, Transparent Tape, Upholstery, Umbrellas, Unbreakable dishes

Vitamin Capsules, Vaporizers

Water Pipes, Wheels

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