Halloween is just around the corner, and we thought that it would be fun to remind everyone just how oil and natural gas keeps the holiday spooky by trying to imagine what Halloween would look like WITHOUT the oil and gas industry.
BYE BYE COOL COSTUMES
You may not know this, but oil and gas production actually plays an integral role in the cool and creepy costumes you often see on October 31st. Many of the masks you see on Halloween are derived from synthetic latex, which are created during the production phase of oil and natural gas. So you lose out on the mask, but at least we can use face paint and do it ourselves, right? Not necessarily. Most makeup brands you find in costume shops use dyes, adhesives, and other oils which derive from, you guessed it, oil and natural gas production.
SEE YA, DASTARDLY DECORATIONS
So we lost our creepy costumes, but at least we have the big spooky decorations that go on houses right? Nope, that’s gone too. The majority of decorations that we see lining the houses while trick-or-treating are actually made from durable plastic that can weather the toughest of conditions. And where does this plastic come from? No other place than oil and natural gas production, of course! So say goodbye to that 12-foot skeleton from Home Depot and hello to empty front lawns.
TRICK OR TREAT? MORE LIKE TRICK OR YEET!
We lost our costumes, we lost our decorations, but don’t we still have trick-or-treating? NOPE. Most candies nowadays are wrapped in a material called “metallised plastic,” which encompases both aluminum and plastic. Now you may be saying we can still have candy without the wrapping, but really who wants to eat a handful of chocolate that’s all melted together?