Sentence Examples


  • Petroleum and natural gas also occur in the plateau rocks in great quantities.
  • - The state's great mineral wealth is in coals of various kinds, petroleum, and natural gas.
  • Petroleum ranks second to coal among the state's mineral resources.
  • In 1771 Thomas Jefferson described a " burning spring " in the Kanawha Valley, and when wells were drilled for salt brine near Charleston petroleum and natural gas were found here before there was any drilling for oil in Pennsylvania.
  • Immediately before the Civil War, petroleum was discovered in shallow wells near Parkersburg, and there was a great rush of prospectors and speculators to the Little Kanawha Valley.

How would you define petroleum? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus