Thanksgiving - Brought to You By Oil & Natural Gas

Monday, November 25, 2019

How big of a role do oil and natural gas have in making your Thanksgiving traditions possible? Read to find out.

 

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest airline travel days of the year.

 

4.4 million Americans are projected to travel over the Thanksgiving weekend, the most in 14 years. Luckily, low energy prices keep the cost of flying down, allowing you to spend more time with your family! 

 

49 million Americans are expected to drive this Thanksgiving.

The abundance of oil produced in the U.S. helps families save at the pump on Thanksgiving!

 

Watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade wouldn't be the same without natural gas.

Without natural gas, we wouldn't have the polyurethane that makes our favorite Thanksgiving Parade floats. We also wouldn't have helium to keep them afloat.

 

Cranberries are a Thanksgiving favorite!

Did you know that the U.S. produces over 750 million pounds of cranberries per year? The oil and natural gas industry helps get these cranberries from farms to your table on Thanksgiving. Fertilizer, irrigation, harvesting, and shipping are just a few of the ways that the energy industry helps the cranberry industry.

 

Imagine Thanksgiving without cooking a turkey... 

According to Consumers Energy, it costs about 43 cents to cook an entire turkey in a natural gas-powered oven. If you are using an electric oven, it will cost about $1.70 to cook that same turkey.

 

You have to keep your turkey somewhere.

You can thank oil and natural gas for keeping your appliances running to keep your turkey and other foods fresh.

 

Who doesn't love Thanksgiving football?

Oil and natural gas help produce everything from the equipment to the uniforms and even the TV you watch your favorite team on.

 

Catch some zzz's after the festivities!

After a long day of celebrating with family, you'll need a good night's sleep. This year, be sure to thank oil and natural gas for keeping your home warm and comfortable for your post-Thanksgiving nap!