20 little-known and very interesting facts about oil

• 20 little-known and very interesting facts about oil

20 little-known and very interesting facts about oil

In recent years, oil has become a real "star of the screen." Technologies that threaten to make production of this important natural resource senseless, come on the heels of traditional energy sources, and this situation irritates the entire global economy.

Will our generation has witnessed the decline of the oil market? It is quite possible, as long as Faktrum invites its readers to learn more about oil and oil products.

During the First World War aircraft castor oil was used as a lubricant for the engine. Due to the fact that the remnants of unburned castor oil ejected from the exhaust pipe, pilots often suffered from diarrhea.

America gets more oil from Canada and Mexico, than all of the Middle East combined.

Norwegian oil company Statoil is selling one of its platform by placing the following announcement: "For Sale groomed platform with 20 bedrooms, with panoramic views of the sea. Also there is plenty of room for the helicopter. "

In Turkmenistan, every driver receives 120 free liters of gasoline per month.

The average annual salary of a worker on an oil rig was about 100 000 US dollars in 2011.

Average Beverly Hills school in California has 19 oil wells on the territory of the campus. School earns about 300,000 dollars a year. Diesel engines are named after their inventor, not fuel. In fact, one of the first diesel engine runs on peanut oil.

The United States accounts for almost half of world oil consumption.

Russian daily produces about a million barrels more than Saudi Arabia.

In 2010, a London broker Steve Perkins, being strongly drunk, accidentally bought oil worth more than $ 500 million. He alone was able to lower world oil prices up to 8-month high.

According to the World Health Organization, diesel fuel is more carcinogenic than cigarettes.

In Norway, one of the world's highest prices for gasoline. The proceeds will embark on the provision of free education and improved infrastructure.

Even if all the production of corn and soybeans in the United States has focused on the issue of biofuels, it would satisfy only about 10% of the demand for fuel.

From the engine room of the battleship USS Arizona, which was sunk in 1941 in Pearl Harbor, still leaking fuel, forming a slick on the water surface above the ship.

Despite the fact that the United States has spent almost $ 700 billion on the war in Iraq, all the oil contracts were purchased by other countries. It came as a surprise to many people, but America was almost the only country that has not benefited from the oil resources of Iraq. From an oil pipeline in Ecuador emerged in the Amazon rainforest more oil than as a result of an oil spill at the Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska.

Because in remote areas of Australia there was a problem with the local Aboriginal people who sniff petrol, in order to achieve a state of euphoria in the country have started to use the brand Opal petrol (practically devoid of chemical additives).

Oil drilling process includes drilling a well and pumping air into it. Once achieved the oil layer, the oil begins to literally gush into the sky.

Over the past 25 years there have been nearly two dozen oil spills in the United States. This is a very large-scale ecological catastrophe.

Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, which are estimated at nearly 300 billion barrels. The United States ranks 10th with 33 billion barrels.

Oil has always been important to civilization. Ancient cultures used it for bonding materials, and as a waterproofing sealer.