Visualizing What’s Made From A Barrel Of Oil

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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden
With around 18 million barrels of crude oil consumed every day just in America, Visual Capitalist's Niccolo Conte notes that this commodity powers transport, utilities, and is a vital ingredient in many of the things we use on a daily basis.

This graphic visualizes how much crude oil is refined into various finished products, using a barrel of oil to represent the proportional breakdown.

Barrel of Oil to Functional Fuel and More

Crude oil is primarily refined into various types of fuels to power transport and vital utilities. More than 85% of crude oil is refined into fuels like gasoline, diesel, and hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGLs) like propane and butane.

Along with being fuels for transportation, heating, and cooking, HGLs are used as feedstock for the production of chemicals, plastics, and synthetic rubber, and as additives for motor gasoline production.

Crude oil not only powers our vehicles, but it also helps pave the roads we drive on. About 4% of refined crude
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