organic chemicals

Petrochemicals, produced from petroleum, can be classified as olefins and aromatics. Olefins include ethylene, propylene, and butadiene, which are raw materials for making plastics. Aromatics include benzene, toluene, and xylene, which are raw materials for making dyes and synthetic detergents.



An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is transformed and refined into useful products such as petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, and asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, jet fuel and fuel oils