What are fossil fuels used for?

Fossil fuels are used to fuel cars and airplanes, power electricity plants, and heat our homes.

They are also used to make medicines, cosmetics, plastics, synthetic fabrics, and lubricants.

When you brushed your teeth today, you used a product made from oil – toothpaste.

Look at your shoes – they are a product made from oil.

Sunglasses, tires, tennis balls and TV’s are all products of oil and gas.

Next time your playing basketball with your friends, think about the ball your dribbling. You guessed it, the rubber to make that ball came from oil.

The fact is, a huge number of products that we use every day, wouldn’t be available without the oil and gas extracted and processed right here in New Mexico.