Oil/Petroleum

Information about Oil

Where is Oil Produced in the U.S?

Where is oil Produced in the United States?

Texas- 31%

North Dakota- 10%

California- 8%

Alaska- 8%

Oklahoma- 4%

Where is Oil Produced in the World?

Where is oil produced in the world?

Saudi Arabia- 13%

Russia- 12%

United States- 12%

China- 5%

Canada- 4%

What Fuels are made from Crude Oil?

Diesel- 12%

Jet Fuel- 14%

Gasoline- 19%

Other products- 6%

How was Oil Formed?

Oil was formed from the remains of animals and plants that lived millions of years ago in marine environments before the dinosaurs. Over millions of years, the remains of these animals and plants were covered by sand and silt. Heat and pressure from these layers helped the remains turn into what we today call crude oil. The word petroleum means rack oil or oil from the earth.