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Mastering the Commodities Markets by Francesca Taylor

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Oil Uses and Applications

Hydrocarbons in the form of oil and coal are one of the Earth’s most basic yet most important energy resources, mainly in the form of combustible fuels. Hydrocarbons have also, for instance, even replaced chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as the propellants in aerosol sprays.

The motor industry has been going through a huge period of upheaval as it strives to meet new emissions targets with hybrid and full electric cars being spawned, as well as many running off LNG or LPG and the vast red herring and driver of food prices that is the misguided biodiesel movement. Whilst it is clear that vast improvements and advancements have been made, gasoline and diesel remain the staple diet of the motor industry and, with car markets ...

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