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Transcript of oil
History of Oil
most useful during WW1
because of all its equipment that is oil based (1914-1918)
Pros and Cons
How much energy comes from oil?
About 22% of energy used in the US is oil.
whats new with oil?
Oil is newly used in.. transportation fuels, fertilizer, solvents and many more products.
Oil case study
Oil is one energy source that has an important role in our country. Without oil as the primary energy source of the US, it would come to a grinding halt. The US needs to look to its alternate resources and not rely on foreign oil production for its supply.
Persian soldiers would soak their arrows in oil, so during the siege of Athens they would be flaming
I think that if the US did not have oil everyone lives would change dramatically. Many people base their daily lives around oil, such as gas and heat, without these necessities lives would never be the same.
George Washington's troops used oil to treat their cases of frostbite
First oil well in the U.S. was struck by Edwin L. Drake on the 27th of August
Many gas stations closed due to shortages everywhere
How it Works
easy to handle
easy to store
easy to transport
cost effective (to transport)
extraction from ground is simpler than extraction of coal from ground
when burned, carbon gasses are released into atmosphere
on and off shore explorations are a safetey hazard
oil spills affect animal habitats
Where is it used in the world?
These places all around the world produce the most oil
Oil is used everywhere in the world
U.S. state Oil is mostly used in
Oil is heated up from its initial liquid form which transfers it into heat energy which is how we can get things like our cars, planes and other oil based equipment to run
We import about 65% of that oil from foreign countries, such as..
Some parts of South America,
most of the Middle East,
Canada and many other places.