Before the automobile what was the main use of petroleum


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Why was petroleum in high demand, even before its use as fuel for automobiles?

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Even before the invention of the automobile, petroleum was in high demand because it could be turned into kerosene. Also, it is used as oil for lights, lubricate machines, be made into medicines and use for tar on roads and roofs. Hope this answers the question.

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