By: Hailie Sizemore, McKenzie Evans, & Wesley Reynolds


In order to become usable, petroleum is put through a refiner to be transformed into a usable form of petroleum. It is heated and cooled multiple times to get some of the harmful chemicals out.


Top Producing Petroleum States

  • Texas
  • Alaska
  • California
  • North Dakota
  • Louisiana


Petroleum has replaced coal as the leading source of energy consumed in the United States since World War Two (1945). Almost 36% of the total U.S. energy demand is supplied by Petroleum since 1948. Petroleum was discovered by a major industry in Pennsylvania.

Environmental Impact


  • Useful for many things


  • Causes air pollution
  • Releases CO2 into the environment.
  • Risk of spills into the oceans

Uses of Petroleum

  1. Fuel
  2. Pesticide
  3. Paint
  4. Candles

Why we should use Petroleum.

  1. Gasoline, and crude oil is petroleum based.
  2. Used to create most kinds of plastic.
  3. Petroleum is used to create tar for roads.