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What's in a Barrel of Oil? The 42-Gallon Breakdown

What's in a Barrel of Oil? The 42-Gallon Breakdown

Posted by Sarah Simonovich on Feb 26 2018

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, is in a barrel of oil? It's certainly not full of monkeys, that's for sure. The obvious answer, you might be thinking, is 42-gallons of gooey, black crud …
A Brief History of Self-Serve Gas Stations

A Brief History of Self-Serve Gas Stations

Posted by Sarah Simonovich on Jan 22 2018

For many of us, we don't really have to put too much thought into pumping our own gas. When our tank is running low, we pull up into a conveniently located gas station and fill-er-up. Usually …
Lubricant Breakdown on the Night Before Christmas

Lubricant Breakdown on the Night Before Christmas

Posted by Sarah Simonovich on Dec 18 2017

The Holidays always get us a little cheery here at Industrial Outpost. While we listen to Christmas music and eat our weight in cookies and hot cocoa, we can never quite shake the lubricant business. …
Petroleum Product of the Week: Lipstick

Petroleum Product of the Week: Lipstick

Posted by Sarah Simonovich on Nov 17 2017

"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." --Elizabeth Taylor There's just something about finding the perfect shade of lipstick that is oh so satisfying. Maybe …
The Oil Rainbow Effect

The Oil Rainbow Effect

Posted by Kendra Kuhar on Sep 27 2017

After a storm, you may have gone outside to enjoy the scent of fresh rain and noticed a rainbow-colored band on top of a puddle. The band mimics a rainbow and you probably wondered how it go …
Oil: Bowling's Slick, Invisible Superhero

Oil: Bowling's Slick, Invisible Superhero

Posted by Kendra Kuhar on Jul 17 2017

Bowling Lanes and Oil Go Hand-in-Hand.The first time you went bowling, you may have noticed the ball slide down the lane without spinning. As a child, you may have thought Wow I'm pretty good, I can …