Oil and Petroleum Products

Oil Rich Websites

Use these sites to discover a wealth of knowledge about oil and petroleum.

Texas Railroad Commission


ActewAGL education site

History of Oil Use

Oil and Petroleum

Oil was formed by plants and animals that lived in a marine environment before the dinosaurs.  Through the years, the remains have been covered with mud.  Heat and pressure has turned these remains into oil. 

The top 5 oil producing countries are:

-Saudia Arabia


-United States



What products come from oil?


Photo taken from Global Marine Oil Pollution Information

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