Pharmaceuticals from fossil fuels? Yep… In 1897, a man was suffering from rheumatism-related pain. His son, Felix Hoffman, in hopes of easing his father’s pain, created aspirin by using petrochemicals. Aspirin literally became the gateway drug. Today, petrochemicals are used in most medicines — as a feed stock in production, to purify compounds, to make pill casings and coatings, and to make pharmaceutical grade, child-safe containers for the products. Petrochemicals run the gamut from historical lifesavers like penicillin and aspirin to cutting-edge chemotherapy drugs. If you have a specific question, send us a message or plan to join us at the Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable, September 14-16, 2021 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.
EGCR: Educating the Oil & Gas Industry Since 1973
Natural Gas is composed of 1 carbon element and 4 Hydrogen elements, and the chemical equation is CH4. The gas is shipped from producers to consumers through a myriad of pipelines spread across the US. In this series of posts, we hope to relay information about the natural gas industry regionally and globally. We are often presented with data relaying the potential hazards of fossil fuel use, but those publications never view the facts through a balanced lens that compares advantages to hazards. We are going to present you with some data supporting the use of fossil fuels. If you have a specific question, send us a message or drop a comment, then plan to join us at the Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable, September 14-16, 2021 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. www.EGCR.org
Source: US Energy Information Administration. EIA – Natural Gas Pipeline Network – U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Network Map