Kenneth414 Wrote:
Dec 07, 2012 10:01 AM
The world only uses 1.3 trillion gallons of oil a year. A cubic mile is 1.1 trillion gallons. This oil is really black gold. Can you image we use 25% of the total a year to power about 200 million vehicles here in the United State plus many other products. The math for world consumption is 85 million barrels a day X 42 to get gallons then x 365 days to get 1.3 trillion gallons. It is amazing that we power the world with about a cubic mile of oil a year. It is an amazing product. When you compare this total amount of oil to volcanoes erupting and forest fires, oil does not pollute. All the oil ever produced would cover about a third of New York City, a mile deep. All of that oil burned at once would not harm our planet. Ken Krieger