You might say that crude oil keeps Americans on the go. From its role in the production of jet fuel, gasoline, diesel, and even asphalt, crude is necessary for moving us from Point A to Point B.
But what about its use on those cold winter nights when millions of us turn our thermostats up to a toasty temperature? With heating oil originating from the same barrels of oil as our gasoline –along with a myriad of other products – one thing is crystal clear: Crude is crucial.
Considering the tremendous role that oil plays in our everyday lives, Canary thought it would be interesting to test just how much the average American knows about this precious commodity. To get an idea, we conducted random face-to-face interviews with nearly 40 people from Texas, California, and Delaware. We questioned our Facebook community, too.