petrochemical

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Chemical obtained either directly from cracking (pyrolysis), or indirectly from chemical processing, of petroleum Oil or natural gas. Major petrochemicals are acetylene, benzene, ethane, ethylene, methane, propane, and hydrogen, from which hundreds of other chemicals are derived. These derivatives are used as elastomers, fibers, plasticizers, and solvents, and as feedstock for production of thousands of other products.

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The company has decided to versify it's revenue stream by also marketing and selling the petrochemicals obtained from the natural gas processing plant.
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The petrochemical was analyzed by a geologist who fully understood the value of this to our overall business plan for the future.
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You need to make sure that if you are dealing with a petrochemical you know how to handle it in the right way.
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