Thursday, December 18, 2008

Where Does Oil Come From?

Earlier today the Google LatLong blog posted a link to a map and timeline created by the Rocky Mountain Institute to demonstrate the source of the oil the United States has used since 1973. The map and timeline work together to show the fluctuations in volume imported and prices since 1973. You can see the map and timeline in action on the RMI website.























A lighter resource for introducing your students to a study of oil production and consumption can be found on How Stuff Works. How Stuff Works has a number of videos related to oil production and consumption including this one from the hit series Dirty Jobs.