We are surrounded by enormous natural resources and substances, but little do we know about its various uses and effects. To recognize the value of one such resource, today is marked as National petroleum Day!!
Let us take a look at it.
National Petroleum Day
Petroleum is one of the key components used in our daily usable substances like plastic, detergent, pesticides, paints, candles, and makeups. Also, we cannot ignore its contribution to an increase in the level of population. Petroleum Day is recognized to make people realize the importance of petroleum as a resource in the 21st century as well as in the future. Also reminding petroleum as a non- renewable resource along with its conservation and sustainable use.
Petroleum is also known as crude oil and was used since ancient times. It is believed that petroleum was used to build walls of Babylon, for lighting purposes as well as medical purposes. Today Russia, Saudi Arabia, the USA, and many more other countries like Canada produce a good amount of petroleum. In the mid-1800s, Scottish chemist James Young began distilling petroleum, resulting in the production of kerosene as well as a thicker, darker oil that was perfect for lubricating machinery. Around 90% of world vehicles now are being run by petroleum.
How to celebrate petroleum Day
Celebrating Petroleum Day may include raising awareness of petroleum and its uses. Reminding them of the importance of this non- renewable source of energy and its conservation along with sustainable use. Not only avoid mechanized transport, and plastics but even frozen packed foods. Celebrating Petroleum Day could prove very educational as well as interesting and entertaining. Also, try holding a petroleum party in which everyone brings a petroleum-based item. Petroleum is a resource that does a lot of good to humanity. Besides its shortcomings, read its pros.
This is all you can do to make this day remembered.
“If the conversation of natural resource goes wrong, nothing will go right”
Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.