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Poe Oil and Petroleum
Transcript of Poe Oil and Petroleum
Liquid form of oil makes it easy to transport and use
Oil has high heating value burning oil releases carbon emissions
Oil drilling endangers the environment and ecosystems
Oil transportation (by ship) can lead to spills, causing environmental and ecological damage
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index USES FOR OIL IN MINNESOTA Cars/other machines: oil is refined into gas to use as car fuel
Clothing: alot of clothing has polyester in it which is made from oil
plastic: plastics are made from petroleum, we use plastic to make toys, shovels, chairs, and lots of other stuff
playgrounds and roads: aspault is made from oil/petroleum http://www.schools.ash.org.au/elanorah/oilplay.htm ECONOMIC IMPACTS Making petroleum products creates jobs
50% of Americas oil is imported
Transporting oil is a large industry ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS Because oil is imported by ships, oil spills can occur, these spills can greatly affect the ecosystems along with off shore drilling incidents like the one in the gulf. http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter08.html FUTURE People are aiming to reduce the usage of oil in the United States. More and more we are switching to cleaner renewable energy sources. However since we are so dependant on oil now it may take awhile to make the change. Oil was formed more than 300 million years ago.
Oil has been used for more than 5000 years
Oil consumption is biggest in USA where daily consumption passes 19.5 million barrels.
Oil biggest producer is Saudi Arabia followed by Russia.
INTERESTING FACTS SOURCES http://interestingenergyfacts.blogspot.com/2008/03/oil-facts.html