useful material derived from crude oil (petroleum)
A petroleum product is an organic compound made in oil refineries. They result from refining (changing) crude oil (also called Petroleum) into more useful products.
Well-known petroleum products include:
- Asphalt (mainly used in asphalt concrete)
- Paraffin wax
In addition, oil-refineries also sell other things that come from the refining process, most notably
- Propane and other gases
- Sulfur (and Sulfuric acid)
- Lubricants for machines with moving parts
- Different kind of industrial waxes
Some Petrochemicals, including plastics, are made from petroleum products.