Petrochemicals Chart

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Updated for 2022! The Petrochemicals Chart allows for quick and simple identification of the sequence of petrochemicals from oil, gas, and coal to base chemicals, derivatives, and end-uses. Includes new technologies, an easy-to-use design, and expanded end-use application. Great for use in training, as a reference guide, and makes for a useful office decoration.

Available in both laminated and unlaminated (ideal for framing) finishes. 

Features and Benefits

  • 3 energy sources
  • 9 base chemicals
  • 96 derivatives
  • Key end uses
  • A visual map


  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Authors

Donald L. Burdick earned his PhD from Kansas University and has been an educator, industrial researcher, petrochemicals marketer, and senior executive with Gulf, Chevron, BASF, and Haltermann Custom Processing, where he was vice-president of marketing. Since his retirement after more than 40 years in the industry, he has pursued writing, teaching, and consulting. Dr. Burdick has co-authored several scientific papers and has 12 patents credited to his name.

William L. Leffler earned an MBA and PhD from New York University and a BS from MIT. After a commission in the US Navy, he worked in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries for 36 years in the US and abroad. Following that, he taught courses in universities and in companies on the upstream, downstream, and petrochemicals for 20 years while pursuing his writing career. Dr. Leffler is a prolific petroleum industry writer of magazines and books (almost all with the words in Nontechnical Language in the title.) His books (some with co-authors) include this one on refining as well as petrochemicals, deepwater exploration & production, natural gas, pipelines and oil & gas production.


Type: Poster
Size: 24x36
Published: September 2022
ISBN: 9781593703110

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Additional Information

Donald L. Burdick | Wiliam L. Leffler
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2 Reviews

  • 5

    Petrochemicals Chart

    Posted by Joe Guida on 13th May 2019

    This is a great chart of all the petrochemicals, feedstocks, intermediates, and end-product uses. It's laid out so you can see how everything is tied together. A must for anyone in the chemicals business.

  • 5

    Good Product

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Feb 2018

    This is exactly what we wanted and arrived in perfect condition.

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