Like it or not its amazing the amount of ingenuity and creativity that has come from the oil and gas industry. There are so many everyday products that truly make life easier and are a direct result of the petroleium industry. Next time you see a pump jack or talk to someone works in the industry remember how so much of our everyday lives is a result of oil.
A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items) One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like:
Americans consume petroleum products at a rate of three-and-a-half gallons of oil and more than 250 cubic feet of natural gas per day each! But, as shown here petroleum is not just used for fuel.