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The Oil and Gas industry is commonly divided into the three major sectors: Upstream, which includes oil and gas exploration and production; Midstream, which includes the transportation and storage of oil and gas; and Downstream, which refers to the refining and processing of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the marketing and distribution of petroleum-based products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, natural gas liquids, and many others.

Petrochemical manufacturing is commonly lumped in with Downstream O&G as the chemical products derived from hydrocarbons during the refining process (e.g., ethylene, propylene, benzene, etc.) are broken down into a multitude of derivatives that can be used to produce thousands of products that we use every day.

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