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 ... read more »
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 refinery for further processing. But moving the product from one point to another isn’t always a simple affair.
Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL)
explains how pipelines work and provides maps of crude oil and refined pipelines in the U.S. Hover your mouse over the links at the top of the page to learn more.
Pipeline Safety Trust
provides educational material about safety issues for all kinds of pipelines. If you’re wondering about pipelines underground where you live, this resource is a great place to start.
offers a feature about the Alaska Pipeline. The interactive Special Features
section helps you more thoroughly explore how a pipeline is built, how oil moves through the pipeline and how pipelines operate.
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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