Proposal from gwbush

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Proposal US Energy Independence o A barrel of oil is about 42 gallons o We consume 7 to 8 billion barrels of oil per year. About 20 million barrels of oil per day o We peaked in the 70’s, and oil production is decreasing Arctic National Wildlife Refuge o Oil Field or Sanctuary? o Drilling here wont touch our petroleum problem o There’s about 7.7 Billion barrels of oil in here. That’s only worth 1 year of oil. o Primarily a natural gas reserve rather than petroleum reserve US imports from Saudi Arabia- 17%, Mexico- 16%, Canada- 16%, Iraq- 5%, Nigeria- 6%, Venezuela- 13% OPEC = Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Nigeria, Venezuela, and others OPEC controls 75% of the reserves today. World uses approx. 29 Billion barrels of oil per year Saudi Arabia probably has about 25% of the world’s oil, the most out of
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Unformatted text preview: everyone. • We have 5% of the world’s population, but use 25% of world’s petroleum • Decrease gasoline consumption by 20% in 10 years o How? o We have the lowest fuel economy at 25 mpg just for cars. Japan = 45 mpg o 8 of top 10 fuel efficient 2005 vehicles are Japanese • Ethanol o It’s a good idea, but corn takes a lot of energy to process o If we took every single kernel of corn, it would only be about 20-30% of our automobile fuels o We’re better off burning petroleum o How much water to make a kilogram (2.2 lbs) of corn? Takes 400 gallons to make a kilogram of corn. That’s a lot of water o How much water to make a kilogram of beef? 1900 gallons...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course GEOS 1024 taught by Professor Meschreiber during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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