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Oil Quiz #2The Ghost of Petro PastoThe world consumes about 90 million barrels of petroleum per day1 barrel=42 gallon/159 liters3.8 billion gallons per day oabout 1840-50s when people started experimenting with if as an alternative to whale oilosource of light back in the day was candles and whale oil oin the 1840/50s they distilled it into kerosene which burns brighter and cleaner and cheaper than whale oiloby the 1860/70s petro extraction starts to become a big production with commercial wells mostly in UK, eastern Europe and Russiaohuge oil boom in the early 20thcentury in the USofor the first half of the 20thcentury, the US was the top producer of petrooThe mass production of internal combustible engines that were then put in cars oCars were created in the 1880s in Germany (Karl Benz in 1886)oNot until efficient production was available that they became affordable to the middle and lower classo1913 Henry Ford had the first moving assembly line oRise in commercial aviation o
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