You probably don’t realize it, but you rely on oil and gas morning, noon, and night. The oil and gas industry is way more than fuel to fill your gas tank: it makes your plastic products, latex products, and even electronics. Let’s look at five ways oil and gas improve your everyday life.
Keeps Your Lights On
Clean and affordable natural gas generates more than 30 percent of the electricity in the U.S. Natural gas is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, and it produces roughly half as much carbon dioxide and an even smaller fraction of other emissions generated by coal.
Keeps You Warm
Natural gas currently heats about one in four homes in the U.S., but that number is growing rapidly as more homeowners and developers realize that natural gas costs significantly less than electric heating. The annual cost of heating your home with natural gas can be less than half the cost of electric heating!
Delivers Your Food and Clothes
The trucking industry relies heavily on oil and gas. Ever wonder how your local store gets fresh produce daily, or how the boutique down the street always has the latest fashions? Trucks, trains, ships and planes—all of which rely on oil and gas.
Provides Community Jobs
Thanks to the discovery of vast new supplies of domestic natural gas, the U.S. is now in the midst of a major resurgence of manufacturing. After decades of decline and millions of jobs lost overseas, manufacturers are finally coming back to the U.S. because of clean-burning, low-cost natural gas. As of 2015, over 10 million people have been employed directly in the industry. Many local economies rely on these jobs, and people you know are employed because of the oil and gas industry.
Keeps You Running
If heat, electricity, and jobs weren’t enough, the industry also contributes to your overall happiness and well-being. Everything in your home from laundry detergent to water bottles to your TV and sound system has parts that would not be possible without oil and gas. For many of the items that help keep you relaxed, happy, and healthy, you can thank the oil and gas industry.
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