What are the main uses of coal and petroleum products?

The main uses of coal and petroleum products are:

(i) Coal is used in a thermal power station to produce electricity.

(ii) Coal is used as fuel in chulhas and also used in the train engine.

(iii) Petroleum products such as petrol, diesel, kerosene, etc. are used as transportation fuels.

(iv) Oils are used to lubricate machines in various industries, hospitals, etc.

(v) Petroleum products are used in chemical industries to produce plastic, dyes, synthetic rubber, pesticides, perfumes, etc.

(vi) Diesel is used for the production of electricity in power turbines under large scale industries.

(vii) Petroleum product such as kerosene is used for domestic purposes at home.


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Updated on: 20-Mar-2023


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