Most folks think of transportation fuels when they think of crude oil, and probably heating or cooking when they think of natural gas. But petroleum is used for a whole lot more than gasoline and home utilities.

There are more than 6,000 everyday products refined from natural gas and crude oil, including electronics, paint, cosmetics, synthetic fabrics and medicines. In fact, a 42-gallon barrel of crude oil is typically used to make 19.4 gallons of gasoline, while the rest is used to make petrochemical feedstocks, waxes, lubricating oils, and asphalt, just to name a few. Natural gas liquids are also used to make plastics and myriad of other modern items.

Americans use an average of 20 million barrels of petroleum products each day, and the average U.S. citizen uses three gallons of refined petroleum products a day. But not only are petroleum products widely used, they are absolutely essential. As the following Energy In Depth infographic illustrates, petroleum-based products –including artificial hearts, pacemakers and various modern hospital equipment – are used by the healthcare industry to literally save lives.

These are just a few reasons why the “Keep It In the Ground” movement’s claims that we can do away with the oil and natural gas industry is so incredibly inaccurate.