Did you know?
Crude oil is measured in barrels, a barrel is the equivalent to 158.76 Litres
One barrel of oil accounts for about 72.5 Litres of gasoline, 34.9 Litres of diesel, 14.5 Litres of jet fuel, 6.6 Litres of heating oil and about 27.6 Litres for other petrochemical products like tar, asphalt, bitumen, etc.
OPEC countries hold over three-quarters of the world’s proven oil reserves, and that number is rising
Oil is created from the decomposition of organic materials under intense heat and pressure over millions of years.
Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producer today and has the largest amount of reserves (267 billion barrels).
Saudi Arabia produces 8.1 million barrels of oil per day.
The U.S. is the biggest consumer of oil at over 19.5 million barrels a day.
Diesel fuel produced about 11% more energy than an equal volume of gasoline and actually produces slightly less carbon dioxide emissions.
According to a major study, about 80% of all oil spills are caused by human error