Oil was a slippery substance used as a lubricant for mechanical devices as well as for medicine, nourishment, and cooking. Droids were often given oil baths to remove contaminants from their mechanical parts. At times, oil could get clogged in a droid's photoreceptors. When C-3PO was treated to an oil bath that used this particular type of oil, he remarked that his olfactory sensors were strangely affected by it.[source?] Petroleum was a type of oil that was used in the processing of plastics.
On Drexel, Governor Quarg's band of marooned pirates procured oil by extracting it from the planet's native fish population. On Maridun, the Lurmen colonists extracted oils from enormous seedpods for use as nourishment and medicine.
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