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#1

For each chapter, answer the following questions:

If Oil Didn't Exist...

1. As you read, keep a list of the qualities of oil that make it such a useful fuel.

  • Makes us rich
  • Oil is used for heating, electricity, running our vehicles, and creates many products
  • refined oil products provide more energy than any other product
  • they are incredibly flexible
  • global transportation requires oil and gas
  • even if we made all the soybeans in the US into fuel it would only use a tiny percentage of how much we need

2. Why is transportation fuel (oil) harder to replace than fuel for generating electricity?

  • 94% of our products come by diesel fuel powered transportation
  • global commerce depends on diesel fuel
  • inventors come up with better and better and gins but they have not replaced the type of fuel that will run those engines
  • oil is cheap comparatively

Twenty Seven Saudi Arabias per Day

1. How much power does the world use?

200 million barrels of oil a day, 6.8 billion horsepower a day

2. How does America's energy use compare to other nations?

American use 4.5 horsepower per capita by day. Pakistan and India use .025 horsepower a day. India uses 167 watts, Brazil uses 516 , US uses 3366. Americans lead the world in creating power. The United States produces 74% of the energy it consumes.


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3. Why does this author believe that it is unrealistic to change our source of energy?

America uses so much power and it has created an economic powerhouse in the world America is unlikely to give that up. The other sources of power like wind power and solar power are unreliable do not create enough power

#2

For each chapter, answer the following questions:

If Oil Didn't Exist...

1. As you read, keep a list of the qualities of oil that make it such a useful fuel.

Oil is incredibly flexible. Oil not only create energy to run planes and cars it also can create rod acts we use every day. Oil keeps the economy moving literally it is put into diesel engines transport just about everything we own eat or drink.

2. Why is transportation fuel (oil) harder to replace than fuel for generating electricity?

The cost is so much lower for cars. It is unrealistic to make an airplane with a bunch of batteries when oil is so much cheaper for example. Transportation rings us all of our hard and soft goods. Oil is flexible and reliable source than the four planes trains and cars.

Twenty Seven Saudi Arabias per Day

1. How much power does the world use?

200 million barrels of oil a day, 6.8 billion horsepower a day

2. How does America's energy use compare to other nations?

America uses a lot more energy than other nations per capita. We are energy hogs. Apparently the rest of the world uses a lot less power than the US does. American use 4.5 horsepower per capita by day. Pakistan and India only use .025 horsepower a day. India uses 167 watts, Brazil uses 516 watts , US uses 3366 watts. Americans lead the world in creating power. The United States produces 74% of the energy it consumes.

3. Why does this author believe that it is unrealistic to change our source of energy?

The costs of oil are much lower. Wind and solar power is a nice illusion but the reality is that we use too much electricity and it did not create enough electricity to be useful for our endless appetite for power. The author believes that people believe the hype and want to change but the reality is they simply use too much electricity for it to be a sensible idea.