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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.

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  • You may have better luck using “crude oil” as a search term to avoid finding Web sites about cooking oil.

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History of the Oil Industry

The first oil discovery in the United States paved the way for a tremendous industry to grow and develop. Read on to study the history of the oil industry.

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  • There Will Be Blood,” a film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, tells the story of an oil tycoon in the early part of the 20th century.

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Oil Drilling

No matter where oil is discovered, scientists and engineers are continually seeking new and better methods of oil drilling.

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Oil Pipelines

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.

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Oil Refineries

Oil refineries are an integral part of converting oil into an energy resource. The sites below link to information on how an oil refinery operates and provide an overview of oil refining in the U.S.

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The Oil Market

The price of oil plays a major role in the state of our economy. The Web sites in this section provide a more complete picture of the oil market.

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Gas Prices

For a better understanding of how the price of oil affects gas prices at the pump, explore the Web sites in this section.

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Energy News

Read on to learn some of the best places to find energy news, and track oil and energy developments around the world.

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  • Many news resources have RSS feeds or e-mail alerts you can subscribe to for faster access to the news you want.

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