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Seven surprising fuel facts

Posted by:AutoMoney

Chances are that we have all stopped at a petrol station – whether to fill up, go to the shop or just to use the toilets on a long journey! But, did you know that…

fuel factsCrude oil is considered to be the ‘mother’ of all commodities
Due to that fact that crude oil is used in so many different products, such as fuel, plastic, some pharmaceuticals, and some synthetic fabrics.

Oil is a measured commodity
Crude oil is measured in barrels. Each barrel holds 42 US gallons which is equivalent to 280 UK pints!

Oil has been used for over FIVE THOUSAND years
Used as a medicine to cure frostbite, gout, and other aliments way before it was used the way we know it today! Crude oil was first pumped from the ground 2,500 years ago in China.

America loves oil…
With over 200,000 MILES of oil pipeline found within the US borders, America has a huge oil history.

They really love oil
Speaking of America, the USA consumes over 1.8 BILLION barrels a day! And half of that goes to the trucking industry!

Saudi Arabia hold the reserves
In Saudi Arabia, 267 billion barrels are held in reserve. And they are also currently the world largest oil producer.

Nature’s own oil spill
Most of the oil that is found in the ocean isn’t from an accumulation of oil spills – it’s from the natural oil that has oozed over the years from the ocean floor.

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