The Global Energy Marketplace weaves together foundational threads on energy concepts and units, sources of energy, and the core role of energy in our everyday lives. The lesson takes the learner on a journey through various geopolitical landscapes, international energy resources, and how they intersect with society in the world today. You can explore the supply and demand side of the global energy equation through a variety of interactive graphs and charts. The final topics at the end of the lesson cover energy utilization in the United States and the importance of the shale revolution. This first lesson in the Petroleum Geology course gives you a broad overview of the current situation and future trends.