WHAT TYPE OF PIPES WERE USED TO TRANSPORT THE OIL?
THIS IS NO APRIL FOOLS! According to historians, oil was first discovered by the Chinese in 600 BC and transported in pipelines. What type of pipes were used to transport the oil?
- a. Clay;
- b. Bamboo;
- c. Tin; or
- d. The Baigong pipes (China’s Qinghai Province).
Oil was discovered in China’s Sichuan province where residents molded bamboo into pipelines to transport this natural resource. In ancient China oil was used to fuel fires, boil sea water to create salt for seasoning food and distilling water for drinking, as well as for medicine, weaponry, lubricants, and lighting.