The Super-Duper Petroleum Timeline

A non-renewable resource that we burn to conduct electricity.

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Early Oil

3000 bc

Early Mesopotamians begin using oil for cooking.

China uses oil

2000 BC

Chinese used oil for heating and lighting for themselves.

Drill'in for oil

1859

A homemade oil rig drilled for oil and came back up soaked in oil.

Sink'in Oil

1859

Endwum Drake sunk the first oil well. (Fail!)

Gas Stations

1920

Gas stations began opening everywhere because of the ten million cars.

Main Resource

1950

Oil becomes our main energy source.

Gas Prices

2005

Gas prices go over three dollars for the first time due to the poor economy

Expensive oil prices

2008

Hundred dollar oil barrels and gas prices first go over four dollars.

Oil Spill

2010

In 2010, British Petroleum (BP) caused one of the largest oil spills in US history. This occured in the Gulf of Mexico which is still being cleaned up today

Oil drilling facts

2010

One-third of US crude oil were produced at wells at the Gulf of Mexico.

Imported Oil

2011

95% of of oil used were imports from other countries.

ben

2013

am researching petroleum

Trevor

March 27, 2013

Hi! I'm researching for oil and I hope Miss Crossley doesn't mind me showing my awesomeness. I like this project and love this website

Run Out

2050

We will run out of petroleum in 2050 based on current consumption.