Here’s a challenge: think of a single moment in the day when you’re not within arms reach of something made from oil and natural gas components. A jog in the woods? Running shoes are on your feet. Asleep at night? Your cell phone is probably by the bed.

Nearly 96% of all manufactured goods contain a petroleum by-product.

That’s everything from credit cards and car seats, to artificial heart valves and bulletproof vests.

Our newest series – Energy to Amaze – explores how oil and natural gas unlock many of the world’s most impressive innovations, benefit humankind, and make our way of life possible.

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