Petroleum -- History
Here is a timeline of the history of oil
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Here are some facts not stated in the timeline:
  • Oil is now almost 37% of the energy the entire world uses
  • Edwin Drakes's oil well was in Titusville, Pennsylvania
  • Oil is now the #1 used energy source
  • Before using kerosene oil lamps got light from whale fat
  • Plastic was invented in 1862 and comes from oil.

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