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Leave oil in the ground, lose 6,000 by-products essential to the modern world

Ronald Stein
Dolomites, Italy

Oil is useless until it can be manufactured (refineries) into the fuels for the numerous transportation infrastructures, and usable derivatives that are the basis of every product in society.

There is no economic justification to just use 10% of a 42 gallon barrel of oil to manufacture just the oil derivatives from either an old retrofitted refinery or a new refinery.