Mineral oil is made from any oil-producing mineral source, which is typically (but not always) a petroleum product. Petroleum-based oils are also known as white oil, liquid petroleum and liquid paraffin. Mineral oil is f... More »

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WebMD advises individuals to take mineral oil orally as a laxative in accordance with a doctor's directions. For the sake of accuracy, it is best to use a special measuring device or spoon rather than a household spoon t... More »

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A mineral oil enema works as a lubricating laxative and provides relief from constipation, according to Drugs.com. It can also be used following other treatments, such as a barium enema, in order to cleanse the bowel fro... More »

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A petroleum landman is a person who acquires subsurface mineral rights for the purpose of exploring for oil and gas. A landman makes sure the company he works for ends up owning the minerals it finds underground. More »

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According to the American Petroleum Institute, oil or petroleum is a naturally occurring liquid derived from ancient fossilized organic matter. This fossil fuel is found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surfa... More »

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Hair grease is typically made of a combination of petroleum jelly, mineral oil and lanolin. It is used as a moisture sealant and is often used by people with natural hair. More »

Styrofoam is a plastic made from petroleum, and it is also called a styrene monomer. Styrofoam is the brand name for polystyrene foam. More »