5 Back to School Essentials Made from Oil and Natural Gas

Aug 23, 2021

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:


1. Backpacks 

Many backpacks are made from nylon, which is derived from oil and natural gas. 🎒


2. Glue

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.


4. Crayons

Crayons are made from paraffin wax. Paraffin is a substance that is extracted from petroleum. 🖍️


5. Calculators

Calculators contain plastics that are made from petroleum. Next time you need help solving a tough math problem, think of the oil and gas industry.