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A petrochemical is the term given to any chemical derived from crude oil, crude oil components, or natural gas, but usually excludes fuels. These chemicals have made an enormous impact on the way we live today and appear in things as wide-ranging as: candles, medical equipment, vitamins, dyes and inks, consumer electronics, plastics, food additives and packaging, acrylic paints and detergents.