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 Subject: How much oil are we using per day on planet earth? Category: Science > Earth Sciences Asked by: ashinleeds-ga List Price: \$5.00 Posted: 03 Oct 2006 03:12 PDT Expires: 02 Nov 2006 02:12 PST Question ID: 770386
 ```How much oil is being consumed per day accross the world? Please provide the answer in handy units like "olympic sized swimming pools!" worth. Please include Gas and Diesel, as I'm particularly interested in that. If you can't provide the amount consumed, what's the amount extracted? Ashley```
 ```Dear ashinleeds-ga, The US Energy Information Administration provides information on the world?s oil consumption, but as they note, ?Measuring oil consumption presents a dilemma for public and private analysts. The size and complexity of the market and the number of consumers and suppliers make data collection a daunting task.? http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/analysis_publications/oil_market_basics/demand_text.htm#Measuring%20Oil%20Consumption Having said that, they do provide estimates on the world?s daily oil consumption. This spreadsheets shows that between 2002 and 2006 the daily consumption was between 78 and 85 million barrels a day. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/ipsr/t24.xls Now for the calculations. I have taken the top figure of 85 million barrels. 1 barrel is equal to 42 U.S. gallons, or approximately 159 litres. http://www.answers.com/bbl.&r=67 2,500,000 litres are required to fill an Olympic swimming pool. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_size_swimming_pool 159 x 85 000 000 = 13 515 000 000 ://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=159+x+85000000+&btnG=Google+Search&meta= 13 515 000 000 / 2 500 000 = 5 406 ://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=13515000000+%2F+2500000+&btnG=Search&meta= Therefore, the total oil consumption for the world, per day, can be fitted in 5,406 Olympic swimming pools. Another way of looking at it is consumption per head. ?For instance, oil consumption in the United States and Canada equals almost 3 gallons per day per capita. (The difference is these countries' transportation sectors, with their dependence on private vehicles to travel relatively long distances.) Oil consumption in the rest of the OECD equals 1.4 gallons per day per capita. Outside of the OECD, oil consumption equals 0.2 gallons per day per capita.? http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/analysis_publications/oil_market_basics/demand_text.htm http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/analysis_publications/oil_market_basics/dem_image_cons_per_cap.htm#Consumption%20of%20Oil%20Per%20Capita I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as soon as I receive it. Thank you answerfinder Search strategy daily.oil.consumption ://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=daily.oil.consumption&btnG=Search&meta=```
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 ```Some other comparisons: The world daily consumption of oil is the about annual production of ethanol fuel in the US (sources vary on this by as much as 50%, so it's approximate). Depending on time of day and year, this is the amount of water that flows over Niagara Falls in anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. This is over two years worth of Heineken production. New York City consumes about half this amount in fresh water daily. This is the amount of Coca Cola produced in about 2 years. That much water falls as rain in Florida every thirty minutes.```