Infographic: Fracking Powers the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without the petroleum byproducts that are unlocked by fracking.

Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year? The balloons, floats, and even Santa’s red suit are made from petroleum produces. With the majority of U.S. power being generated by natural gas it’s safe to say that whether you cook on gas or electric, you can thank fracking for that delicious Thanksgiving feast.

And because of fracking, more families will be able to afford to visit their relatives this year. The week of Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year. AAA predicts  that 48.7 million Americans will hit the road, as they have saved an estimated $28 billion on gasoline this year. From AAA’s annual Thanksgiving forecast:

“One million more Americans than last year will carve out time to visit with friends and family this Thanksgiving,” AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney said. “Most will travel on the tried and true holiday road trip, thanks to gas prices that are holding at close to $2 per gallon. Others will fly, take the bus or set off on a cruise to celebrate with their loved ones.”

From all of us at Energy In Depth, we which you a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving!


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