By Wendell H. Wiser
This ebook is directed basically towards sorts of readers. First, it's meant to be used as a textbook for college students in a liberal schooling path in technology for non-science and non-engineering majors in collage or univer sity. The technical point of presentation assumes no heritage in chemis attempt or physics at the a part of the reader, and no technology must haves or past practise are of shock. whilst, common equations of chemistry and physics are incorporated, quite when it comes to interconver sion of strength assets and usage, for the good thing about the scholar with a greater than passing curiosity in technology who can research a lot approximately those elements of chemistry from equations offered within the e-book. moment, and regarded to be of significant challenge and significance, it truly is meant to be used as a reference booklet for lecturers of technology within the excessive colleges and junior excessive colleges. as a result value of strength within the way of life of the common citizen, a necessity is mostly felt by way of the instructor at these degrees to debate quite a few facets of strength in lifestyle. notwithstanding, frequently a resource containing legitimate info isn't really to be had to the instructor. within the absence of a sound textual content, the instructor frequently motels to info present in the press-information that's hardly ever actual. the data awarded during this booklet is soundly dependent in technology, and ordinarily the information provided are up to date as of the date of this writing.
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A second reason was that the increasing price of oil indicated a probable profitable market for oil that might be discovered and produced in the lower 48 states. 4 million barrels per day in 1984. Extensive exploration in the North Sea, offshore from Britain and Norway, had indicated substantial petroleum reserves in that region. Oil from those discoveries began to enter the world market in 1982. S. market. 0 million barrels per day in 1984 before starting a decline. S. demand on foreign sources.
ENERGY CONCEPTS, FORMS, lAWS 17 idly, overtaking coal as the major source of energy in about 1935. S. energy demand. At that date it also reached its peak of absolute quantity of energy supplied, at 38 quads. In 1978, natural gas and petroleum together represented about 75 percent of all of the energy consumed in the United States, with 45 percent being supplied from petroleum and 30 percent from natural gas. Several factors account for the above transition from the use of coal to the use of petroleum and natural gas.
Therefore, although we have many discussions about alternative resources, economic considerations prevent adopting a policy relative thereto. 30 ENERGY RESOURCES Countries with the largest Proven Petroleum Reserves The quantities of petroleum reserves presented in the tables that follow include only knmm and recoverable quantities, as previously explained and defined. 2 percent of the world's reserves. Most of the reserves are located in countries that tend to have unstable governments, or governments that are unfriendly to the United States.
Energy Resources: Occurrence, Production, Conversion, Use by Wendell H. Wiser