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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Physics, Geography, Engineering

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  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey



Petroleum Energy Infrastructure and Resources Interactive Map

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  • This interactive map from the United States Energy Information Administration features petroleum energy infrastructure and resources in the United States. 
  • Students can interact with different categories including power plants, oil and gas refining and processing, market/trading hubs, pipelines and transmissions, transport storage, oil and gas wells and platforms, and fossil resources. 
Teaching Tips


  • The legend and information presented are simple to understand.
  • Clicking on the power plants on the map will provide detailed information, including a link to a graph of the plant's fuel generation over time. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • The map can be overwhelming if all the layers are viewed at once, so students can toggle items off using the legend on the right.
  • There are two different base maps (road map and satellite) that can be changed by clicking on the bottom-right corner of the map.
  • Students can capture images using the icon on the bottom-left corner.


Scientist Notes
This resource is an interactive map that includes all components of the United States petroleum infrastructure and resource system. This resource is easy to use and the interactive legend is easily understood. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
  • Social Studies
    • Geography
      • SS.Geog1.b.m Interpret patterns in a variety of maps, charts, and graphs to display geographic information (contour, cartogram, population, natural resource, historical maps) and explain relationships among them.
      • SS.Geog1.b.h Interpret maps and images (e.g., political, physical, relief, thematic, virtual, electronic) to analyze geographic problems and changes over time.
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