Petroleum is an old name of crude oil as consists of two Latin words: petra (rock or stone) + oleum (oil). Etymology of petroleum products and their use in mankind history is described. Interesting facts in use of naphtha, gasoline, history of anti-knock additives to gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, fuel oil and asphalt also are described. Even it is noted how the expression “it smells like kerosene” appeared. It is shown that all history of mankind is related to petroleum products.
Petroleum Product Lead Poisoning Octane Number Tetraethyl Lead Motor Gasoline
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