No two commodities tip the ecomic and political scales quite as substantially on this planet as Oil and Water. The two do t mix, but they are inseparable in the current environmental debate. This first book in a two-book series explores Oil: what it is, how we get it, how efficiently we use it, and just how the environment suffers from our constant need of it. We also talk about the various petroleum-based products in our lives beyond merely how we fuel our vehicles.Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human kwledge.