Back to School: It Involves More Oil and Gas Than You Might Think

As you hustle to get your kids ready to go back to school you may not be thinking much about oil and natural gas, but it’s more involved than you realize.

Whether your kids are excited to go back to school or dreading it, back to school shopping is a rite of passage for students of any age. As you shop for new clothes and school supplies, you might be surprised at just how much oil and natural gas make your back to school transition easier.

As you shop for back to school clothes, notice how much clothing is made from synthetic fabrics that are derived from oil and natural gas. Nylon, polyester, and spandex are used to make shirts, gym shorts, jackets, and more. Backpacks are often made out of synthetic fabrics with plastic zippers and clips. Even children’s shoes are made of polymers with synthetic laces and rubber soles.

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