When you stop and think about it, it’s amazing how many things get their start from oil and natural gas. Comfy synthetic fabrics we wear year-round. Medicines that make us feel better. Transportation fuels that help us get around. Fertilizers that help our gardens grow. And just about every toy we play with. Oil and natural gas - they’re the stuff of life. Learn more about oil and natural gas and how they touch your life in amazing ways.
Fossil fuels --including coal, oil, and natural gas--are sources of energy that humans have taken advantage of over thousands of years. Learn more about how these resources are extracted and transformed to bring you the energy you rely on everyday.
The National Energy Foundation has developed several instructional posters on oil and natural gas. They also offer lesson plans and other energy resources for students and teachers.