The Oil Industry
Whether we’re driving a car, riding a bus, using a toothbrush, wearing glasses or shoes, or even camping in a tent, we’re using products made with crude oil. Use the Oil Industry Web Guide to learn more about what oil is, how it’s extracted from the ground and how oil plays a considerable role in the economy today.
Learn how oil is formed, get an overview of the main issues in the oil industry and read how the oil industry meets daily energy demands.
- You may have better luck using “crude oil” as a search term to avoid finding Web sites about cooking oil.
The Energy Information Administration
Kid’s Page explains how oil was formed, what fuels are made from oil and more. Though the page is meant for the younger set, the information is still very thorough.
Institute for Energy Research
notes that oil is a leading source of energy in the United States, and features printable charts about oil production and consumption in the country.
American Petroleum Institute
provides an informative review of oil and natural gas, policy issues surrounding these energy resources, industry statistics and environmental health and safety matters.
takes a look at how world oil demand is met each day through current exploration, production and oil transportation methods.
The first oil discovery in the United States paved the way for a tremendous industry to grow and ... read more »
No matter where oil is discovered, scientists and engineers are continually seeking new and better ... read more »
After being extracted from the ground, oil must be transported through an oil pipeline to a ... read more »
Oil refineries are an integral part of converting oil into an energy resource. The ... read more »
The price of oil plays a major role in the state of our economy. The Web sites in this section ... read more »
For a better understanding of how the price of oil affects gas prices at the pump, explore the Web ... read more »
Read on to learn some of the best places to find energy news, and track oil and ... read more »
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