Highlight the importance of petroleum.

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Highlight the importance of petroleum. Explain the occurrence of petroleum in India.

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  1. Importance of Petroleum:

    • Petroleum is the major energy source in India.
    • Provides fuel for heat and lighting.
    • Provides lubricant for machinery.
    • Provides raw material for a number of manufacturing industries.
    • Petroleum refineries act as nodal industry for synthetic, textile, fertilizer and chemical industries.

    Its occurrence:

    • Most of the petroleum occurrences in India are associated with anticlines and fault traps.
    • In regions of folding, anticline or domes, it occurs where oil is trapped in the crest of the upfold.
    • Petroleum is also found in fault traps between porous and non-porous rocks.

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