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The Depth of Oil Wells

The Depth of Oil Wells | green infographics | Scoop.it
Just how far down do oil wells actually go? We will show you...
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Visit the article for resources and useful links related to the oil industry and the environment...

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Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic]

Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
This Infographic displays oil consumptions and gross domestic product, by year and country.

It summarizes and offers a comparison of annual oil consumption and gross domestic product per capita (in dollars) for USA, China, France, Gernany, India, Japan and Russia...

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Electric Car's comment, February 26, 2013 4:17 AM
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Clara Dunphy's curator insight, January 30, 2014 2:44 PM

China is still main consumer of oil

Mr Jones's curator insight, January 31, 2014 4:55 AM

Excellent spot by Clara. Oil provides a great link for us between the Econ1 and Econ2 parts of the course

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Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil

Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil | green infographics | Scoop.it
3.5 percent of U.S. counties consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil.

America consumes a lot of energy. Counties play a large role in this overall consumption — and many of them contain large cities like Los Angeles and Chicago.

Deron Lovaas, the federal transportation policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, posted a map charting oil consumption by county on the NRDC staff blog Thursday.

The map is the product of a joint research effort of the NRDC, the Sierra Club, and the League of Conservation Voters to identify the most oil dependent locations across the United States.


As shown in the map (and accompanying list of national averages), oil consumption is geographically uneven and highly concentrated. Lovaas notes that "just 108 counties out of the nation's 3,144, or about 3.5 percent of the total consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil." Not surprisingly, Los Angeles county had the most annual oil consumption, at nearly 1.9 billion gallons in 2010. Harris county, Texas, follows with 1.7 billion gallons, and Cook county, Illinois, takes third with 1.6 billion.

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Our Dependence on Foreign Oil Is Declining | The White House

Our Dependence on Foreign Oil Is Declining | The White House | green infographics | Scoop.it
America's dependence on foreign oil is declining, but we have to do more to bring down the price of gas, and there's no short-term solution.

In 2010, we imported less than 50 percent of the oil our nation consumed—the first time that’s happened in 13 years—and the trend continued in 2011.

We’re relying less on imported oil for a number of reasons, not least that production is up here in the United States. In fact, America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years. As part of his strategy to increase safe, responsible oil production in the United States, President Obama has opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration and we now have more working oil and gas rigs than the rest of the world—combined...

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Shale Play: About The Data

Shale Play: About The Data | green infographics | Scoop.it
Featuring data, explanation and analysis about energy and the environment, natural gas drilling, fracking and the Marcellus Shale in PA. A local-national collaboration with NPR.

To cre­ate this news appli­ca­tion, NPR StateIm­pact acquired lists from the Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion — the agency charged with per­mit­ting and reg­u­lat­ing oil-and-gas drilling in the Key­stone State. Visit the interactive 'Shale Play: Natural Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania' via this link...

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Oil, the modern world's lifeblood [infographic]

Oil, the modern world's lifeblood [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

An infographic describing our current oil situation and what peak oil is...

Today’s infographic suggests when a country discovers oil it will increase production exponentially until it peaks and begins its decline. Why does this matter? Because it is possible Saudi Arabia, the ones controlling oil prices, will potentially be peaking between 2012 and 2017. With reports showing they may be lying about the number of barrels they have, by as many as 300 billion barrels.

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Energy prices haven’t budged in 50 years--but oil is crazy expensive

Energy prices haven’t budged in 50 years--but oil is crazy expensive | green infographics | Scoop.it
Americans pay about the same as they did in 1960 for most forms of energy, says this infographic produced by the home energy audit folks at WellHome.
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The Great Tar Sands Stand-off

The Great Tar Sands Stand-off | green infographics | Scoop.it
This December President Obama will face the most important test of his environmentalist credentials before the next election when he decides whether to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The pipeline was the subject of the largest environmental protest in decades when 1,253 people were arrested over two weeks of sit-ins led by the Tar Sands Action at the White House. Many of those arrested were once volunteers on the Obama campaign upset about the president's failure to live up to the high hopes he set for changing the country's environmental policies.
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The Human Cost of Energy

The Human Cost of Energy | green infographics | Scoop.it

Deadly accidents involving nuclear reactors, oil rigs and coal mines in recent months remind us that all forms of energy generation carry risks. For coal, mining tends to be the most dangerous step; for oil and gas, most accidents occur during distribution; and for nuclear, generating plants are on the hot seat.

The lion’s share of human costs, however, comes not from accidents but from pollution, which makes fossilfuels the most dangerous form of energy generation. 

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Infographic: Which Countries Are Most Reliant on Libya for Oil?

Infographic: Which Countries Are Most Reliant on Libya for Oil? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Here's a breakdown of which nations depend most on the turbulent but oil-rich nation.

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Global Gouging: A Survey of Fuel Prices Around the World

Global Gouging: A Survey of Fuel Prices Around the World | green infographics | Scoop.it

In spite of increasing domestic oil production, four-dollar-per-gallon gasoline remains an on-again/off-again reality in the United States.


That’s because oil and gas are global commodities, and the U.S. market isn’t as insular as we might like. The prices we pay, however, still stand out as cheap. Most of our global neighbors see fuel prices at the pump so high that even the most bumptious Texas oilman would blush. We’ve assembled the costs of a gallon of the most popular juice in every country we could—be it leaded crud in Ghana, sugar-derived ethanol in Brazil, or near avgas in Bahrain—based on the most recent data available...


Check out some of the pricing highs and lows on the dimensional map of fuel prices around the world.

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PowerPoint & Keynote Solutions from Chillibreeze's curator insight, January 5, 2013 7:51 PM

This is kind an infomap. Notice how fuel prices are indicated for each country. I will continue  searching for examples of maps that communicate.

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Don't Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies

Don't Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies | green infographics | Scoop.it
Two things never seem to change about crude oil: the constant warnings that our thirst for it is unsustainable, and the fact that we continue to use it...

 

These two troubling trends are issues which should be dealt with, and quickly, as this intriguing motion graphic from The Post Carbon Institute points out.
They make the case that in recent years the political rhetoric has increased, pointing to so-called “new” technologies as solutions to the un-sustainability of fossil fuels. One such technology, fracking, aims high pressure water and chemicals into our soils, releasing both oil and natural gasses. In fact an old technology, a multitude of problems arise from its use, not least of which is the pollution of ground waters and the destabilization of soils resulting in earthquakes in previously stable areas. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the technology is expensive to use and only begins to makes sense financially in a world with high enough fuel prices – the world of today.


Isn’t it time we start getting realistic about our true fuel situation? Watch the video at the link for more information, then check out The Post Carbon Institute to show your support...

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Brad Wells's curator insight, October 21, 2014 12:43 PM

This is info-packed...

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Greenpeace: Save the Arctic Tour

Greenpeace: Save the Arctic Tour | green infographics | Scoop.it

We understand oil is a hot commodity (our entire modern world depends on it), but for the sake of saving money and not having to depend so heavily on foreign oil, the price just isn’t worth it. We all know the savings won’t be passed down to the consumer in the form of lower gas prices or heating options — at best they’ll stay where they are, if we’re even that lucky. Oil giants like Shell and Russia’s Gazprom threaten the entire ecosystem of the melting arctic. Polar bears, whales, and other creatures reside there — even native people. Russian oil companies are already damaging their Arctic areas, and we need to keep the unowned and uninhabited area around the North Pole a sanctuary, on both the Alaskan and Russian arctic fronts.

Two Greenpeace ships, the Esperanza and the Arctic Sunrise, are already on their way to the arctic right now to head off the Arctic oil rush. See what they’re up against in this graphic...

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Ethanol Production Stats in the US (Infographic)

Ethanol Production Stats in the US (Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it
Ethanol is an important biofuel and US is its major producer. Here is an infographic depicting ethanol production and consumption stats in the US.

Ethanol is a biofuel that is slowly replacing petroleum for the good. The United States is the world’s largest manufacturer of ethanol, producing 863,000 barrels of ethanol per day. Corn crop which is used in the production of ethanol is cultivated in millions of acres of land. The following infographic presents the overall picture of ethanol production and consumption in the U.S.

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German Energy Landscape: Where and How Is Its Energy Created?

German Energy Landscape: Where and How Is Its Energy Created? | green infographics | Scoop.it

The interactive graphs show Germany's different energy sources (such as oil, gas, and renewables), energy resource dependence (e.g. whether these resources originate from within the country, or from somewhere else), and predicted energy mix (how the sources will change in the next 40 years according to 3 different and independent organizations).


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Keystone XL would be right on top of latest Oklahoma earthquakes

Keystone XL would be right on top of latest Oklahoma earthquakes | green infographics | Scoop.it

Red: proposed route for Keystone XL

 

Orange star: epicenter of Saturday's magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Oklahoma, which buckled a highway and cracked a building.

 

The state is currently recovering from the quake and bracing for storms. A decade hence, if Keystone XL were running straight through the state, would they also be dealing with a major oil spill?

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What’s Driving Gas Prices Today

What’s Driving Gas Prices Today | green infographics | Scoop.it
Pump pains: What's Driving Gas Prices Today? Every day a number of factors affect the fluctuating price of retail gas. We explore what those factors are and why they change.
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Two Decades of Spills

Two Decades of Spills | green infographics | Scoop.it
Since 1990, more than 110 million gallons of crude and petroleum products have spilled from America’s pipeline network.
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Keystone Pipeline Infographic: 'Built To Spill'

Keystone Pipeline Infographic: 'Built To Spill' | green infographics | Scoop.it
The construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, planned to run from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, has caused quite a stir. And now it's also led to the creation of a very detailed infographic.
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