Crude: The Story of Oil By Sonia Shah November 18-20, 2006. Crude is the product of the decayed remains of billions of sea creatures. Foraminifera fossils commonly found in crude oil. Oil seeping to surface, Iraq.
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The Story of Oil
By Sonia Shah
Crude is the product of the decayed remains of billions of sea creatures.
Energy in 1 gallon of oil equal to
= 5 kilograms of the best coal
=more than 10 kg of wood
=more than 50 days of full-time human labor
=100 times more energy than its extraction requires
A forest of oil derricks, California
North Sea and Alaskan oil decline
Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas
A 2-mile thick cloud of toxic pollution permanently hanging above Asia
The end of cheap oil: a new era?
Tar sands: Open-pit mining, Alberta
“Our biggest problem is not the end of our resources.That will be gradual. Our biggest problem is a cultural problem.We don’t know how to cope with it.” —M. King Hubbert
Based on Crude: The Story of Oil
By Sonia Shah
November 18-20, 2006