The team at Planet Money set out to buy 100 barrels of crude oil right from the source, and then follow it from ground to gas tank.
After a little cajoling, Jason Bruns, a part-time preacher, part-time oil man in southern Kansas, agreed to pump us some oil from one of his wells in a cow pasture.
When do you get to actually touch crude oil? Never. It's silky, like shampoo. Don't try this at home kids.