I suppose within the next 100 years fossil fuels will be phased out. I want to take a moment to appreciate how much they have benefited me. Without fossil fuels, my trips to visit my family, the deserts that I love, even the small trip to my doctor would be difficult. Cooking, showering, heating my home all become easy with fossil fuels. The list could go on and on. Perhaps it will take us much longer than 100 years to replace its importance in our lives. Nikon FM2 with Voigtlander 40MM F2 Lens. Fomopan 400 developed in Rodinal 1:25 for 5 minutes 30 seconds.
Fossil fuel uses are not confined to as a source of energy only. They have a number of other uses as well. The heavier fractions obtained during the processing of petroleum have excellent lubricant properties and are used as lubricants. Some common examples of such lubricants are motor oil, hydraulic fluid, petroleum jelly, etc. Petrochemicals that are obtained from different fossil fuels are a source of plastic and polyester materials. Plastics are used for making bottles, containers, plates, boxes, bags and so many more useful household items. Polyester is a strong and durable fabric material which is used for clothing and various other purposes. Various useful organic chemicals are extracted from fossil fuels. One such important chemical is benzene. This chemical is used as a vital ingredient in the manufacture of synthetic rubber, dyes, solvents, pesticides, etc. It is also a component of several medicines and food products too.