The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Digital Resources

Refining Crude Oil Crude oil is not ready for consumption right after it is extracted. It takes a complex refining process to transform crude oil into a usable substance for fuels and manufacturing products. Visit to learn more about the refining process.

Production of Oil See how the oil and natural gas industry uses technology to extract oil from harsh environments to provide America with the energy it needs. Visit to learn more.

The Science behind Drilling for Oil and Energy Exploration Learn how the oil and natural gas industry uses the same technology that NASA uses to explore outer space to determine where to drill for oil. See the technology behind locating pockets of oil under thousands of layers of rock and beneath the ocean floor. To see more information about energy technology, visit