Tag: Oil

The Beginnings of the Oil Industry

In the fourth century A.D., China began as the first country to drill oil. They developed a simple method to extract the oil from the ground. This method include using bamboo poles for drilling. They extracted the dark sticky material, then used it as their primary source of fuel. Centuries later, you could find oil and places all over Europe and Asia occasionally, you could find natural pools of oil accumulating above the ground. The […]

The Basics of Oil

Without oil, our lives in America would be a lot different. Oil comes in many different forms, each with their own benefits. We have all heard that oil doesn’t mix with water, but did you know that over 19.5 billion barrels of crude oil are used in the United States each and every day? Now, that’s a lot of oil. Let’s see what other kinds of facts we can learn about oil. Back in the […]