There’s been a great deal of talk about drones over the past several years, and for good reason. By 2025, commercial drone revenue is expected to grow 1981%. Drone technology is reliant on power from natural gas and oil and the parts that make up the drones themselves are made from derivatives of natural gas and oil. These parts include the propellers necessary to get it from point A to point B, receiver and transmitter boards, remote controllers and of course, the all-important motor that keeps the drone running.

With the help of natural gas and oil, here are five ways drones will impact our day-to-day lives in a major way:

  1. Home deliveries. To address the growing demand for home delivery as a result of increased e-commerce, companies see the potential in using drones to provide same-day shipping.
  2. Assisting our military. Drones have been and will continue to be important tools for the military. They help our service members with surveillance, intelligence and investigative missions.
  3. Toys for kids (and adults). Who needs a kite when you can grab a controller and fly a little plane? Flying drone toys can provide endless entertainment for little and big kids alike. Putting them together and using the controls can also encourage children to become more knowledgeable about technology and engineering.
  4. Helping farmers. Drones could give farmers and ranchers 24/7 access to all parts of their property, allowing them to monitor crops and animals at all times, even remotely. Drones would also help map, survey and spray their land.
  5. Providing entertainment. Filming sporting events, movies, television shows and concerts has never been more beautiful or engaging, thanks to video and still images captured by drones. Drones are uniquely able to grant viewers access to parts of live performances and events that would otherwise be impossible to witness.