By John F. Mongillo
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• presents strength timelines charting the historical improvement of other power sources
• deals a hundred and fifty special Illustrations of electrical automobiles and hydrogen gas cells plus 50 tables, and charts of data
• provides a few maps exhibiting the worldwide improvement of wind strength, solar energy, and geothermal power
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Chapter 2 a Petroleum Petroleum has been used for thousands of years for various purposes and by various cultures. For example, early civilizations used petroleum as a medicine and as a sealant to waterproof their boats, the Chinese discovered a way to use crude oil for fuel in their lamps, and the Egyptians and Native Americans used oil to treat wounds and for other medicinal purposes. HOW DO WE USE PETROLEUM TODAY? Presently, petroleum dominates the world’s energy scene. Oil provides 40 percent of all of the energy in industrial countries.
Presently, petroleum dominates the world’s energy scene. Petroleum provides 40 percent of all of the energy in industrial countries and is the world’s number one source of energy. The United States consumes approximately 26 percent of the world’s production of petroleum. Although gasoline is a major product of petroleum, other oil products manufactured include bottle gas (liqueﬁed petroleum gas), kerosene, diesel fuel, asphalt, and plastic materials. Oil is especially critical for farmers, the transportation sector, and the chemical industry.
The amount of heat consumed or generated from various types of energy can be measured by both the calorie unit and the British thermal unit (Btu). Calorie. A calorie is a measure of heat energy. Using the International System of Units (SI) for measurement, a calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. British thermal unit (Btu). The Btu is also commonly used to measure the amount of heat consumed or generated from various types of energy.
A Student Guide to Energy by John F. Mongillo