Oil and natural gas production contributed $1.37 billion to New Mexico schools in 2020. That amounted to more than $60,000 per teacher, or $3,700 per student. As students and parents are preparing for the start of a new school year, here are 5 things that you might not know come from oil and natural gas:
Many backpacks are made from nylon, which is derived from oil and natural gas. 🎒
Glue is a must have for back to school! School glue is manufactured from petroleum.
3. Ink Pens
The next time you pick out the perfect set of ink pens, remember that they are made from oil and natural gas.
Crayons are made from paraffin wax. Paraffin is a substance that is extracted from petroleum. 🖍️