Before we begin our discussion of the logistics and value chain for natural gas and crude oil, we need to have at least a cursory understanding of the “upstream” processes for the exploration, drilling, fracturing, and production of these fossil fuels. The following readings and video support this learning.
Oil and Gas Basics from EIA Website
Go to the EIA website and read the following sections from “Nonrenewable Sources”:
- Oil and Petroleum Products
- Natural Gas
Please take some time to review the optional materials. They will give you context for the rest of the lesson.