5 Independence Day Essentials Powered by Oil & Natural Gas

Jun 30, 2021

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, here are 5 things that you might not know come from oil and natural gas:


1. Gas Powered Grill

On average, 150 million grilled hotdogs are eaten on the 4th of July every year, many of which are cooked on gas grills. 🌭


2. Plasticware

The festive plasticware that you use on Independence Day is a by-product powered by oil and natural gas. 🍴


3. Fireworks

No 4th of July is complete without fireworks. Almost all elemental sulfur (used in gunpowder) is produced as a byproduct of removing sulfur-containing contaminants from natural gas, petroleum, and other related resources. 🎆


4. Flag

Most flags are made with nylon. Three cheers for the red, white, and blue! 🇺🇸


5. 4th of July Attire

From the swimsuit to the sunglasses, your favorite patriotic outfit is most likely powered by the oil and natural gas industry. 🕶️