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OIL AS A RESOURCE The oil production and consumption has been a vastly discussed issue. Being that oil is one of the main energy sources that are being consumed. However because oil is a finite resource it will be a matter of time before this resource runs out. Further more because of the uneven distribution of where oil is found or situated and the many political issues that evolve around the price and where oil is being depleted. And where these oil can be retrieved is at oil reservoirs that are from but an accumulate of high pressure and temperature forming Hydrocarbons then results to oil and gas. Later these oil and gas are seeped through the fractures in the rocks and they are trapped underground, which are the oil reservoirs. The distribution of oil is fairly uneven as the distribution of the oil is clearly situated on the northern hemisphere of the world uses a lot more oil than the rest. Also countries such as the United States as had shown on graph uses more than .07 barrels per person each day. ...read more.


United State also has a fair amount oil rock and oil sources, which is another way of United State to lower the amount of oil that is imported. However United States is still the country that imports the most oil. Also in Africa and South America also which has excellent oil sources. Which also happens to some of the large exporters of the world. As we can tell from this table corresponds with the map of where oil is found. Such as Saudi Arabia and the United States. But also this table will correspond with the usage of oil by individual countries. However the consumption by the United States way exceeds the production that they are able to provide therefore requires other countries to export their oil to the United States. However the country the produces the most oil Saudi Arabia is not huge consumer for oil whereas the oil that they produce goes to countries such a huge consumers like the United States. Also comparing the population of the United States to other countries such China And India their oil consumption is a lot lesser than a country which has a population that is 4 times less than their population is able to consume so much more oil. ...read more.


Tar sand contains clay and water and extremely viscous petroleum called bitumen. Because tar sand costs money in order for it to be extracted and used this will not be much help to the already running low oil wells. Also there are shales which are also called mudstones is also an alternative way as to extracting oil. These shales are sedimentary rocks that can be combusted and be used as oil. To conclude oil's price will continue to rise as to until we find a way to substitute with a different energy source or find a way that we can consistently produce a fair amount of oil for all to use. And as we continue to use oil we as a race would also need to find ways as to how to continue to use oil but able to control the amount that is damaging the environment. Whereas politically because that oil is one of the main energy resource that is shared among the world rather than having a close group of people such as the OPEC that controls the oil only in the cooperates perspective we should have an open discussing as this is a global issue. These cooperates now should realize that it is partially their responsibility to control it in the worlds perspective rather than being greedy. ...read more.

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