Oil and natural gas are the basis for 60% of all fibers [ref], nearly 100% of all plastics [ref], and are the building blocks for the fertilizers that produce food for half the world [ref].



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  1. Natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas are important fuels for glass-melting furnaces[1]
  2. What gives nail polish its shine? A solvent called toluene that is derived from petroleum[2]
  3. Oil and gas byproducts played a key role in making your phone, from the circuit board to the LCD display[3]
  4. The plastic rings keeping your essential planner together probably started as oil and gas, like 96% of plastics[4]



[2] http://gaubertoil.com/product-knowledge/9-everyday-items-made-from-oil/

[3] https://www.mobilemuster.com.au/media/35528/factsheet3_mobile_phone_manufacturing.pdf

[4] https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/11/oil-is-in-everything-from_n_608751.html