Find out about oil and its impact on the environment

Find out where oil comes from, what it's used for and the impacts it has on the planet

20 KS2 KS3 Citizenship Humanities Mathematics and Numeracy Science and Technology
Did you know that burning oil for heating produces 40% more carbon dioxide than gas, for the same amount of energy?

Many schools use oil fuelled boilers, especially in rural areas where the national gas network (the underground pipes) doesn’t reach. 

Find out more about where our oil comes from, what we use it for and what impact this all has on our environment around us.

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