The United States is one of the world’s biggest consumers for oil. There are actually many different types of oil , but one of the most important natural resources is Crude oil. Oil is measured in barrels, 1 barrel is equal to about 42 gallons. “The Wall street Journal claims the U.S. is at a pumping rate of 9.3 million barrels a day.” So why is that so important us ? The components in oil manufacture almost all chemical products that we use, but also help operate practicality in peoples lives . Generating heat, driving machinery, and fueling vehicles are just a few examples of why oil is such a beneficial part of our every day energy needs .