Energy is Oil a good resource?
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Oil is measured in barrels, which is equal to 42 US gallons or 159 liters.
The US has the 10th largest oil reserve in the world. Venezuela has the largest, with 298.35 billion barrels compared to the US" 33 billion barrels.
The US consumes more oil than any other country -- 1.85 billion barrels per day.
Oil fuels the cars, trucks and planes that underpin modern economies and lifestyles.
By-products from oil refining are used in the production of plastics and chemicals, as well as many lubricants, waxes, tars and asphalts. Nearly all pesticides and many fertilisers are made from oil or oil byproducts.
Gas provides electricity and is also used for cooking, heating houses and buildings, and heating water.
It is also important for fuelling many industrial operations, including glass and steel foundries, aluminium or nickel smelters, and many manufacturing industries. Gas is used in producing fertilisers and a wide range of industrial products, including plastics and polymers, textiles and paints and dyes.
It can also be used in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel.
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Vote Placed by Sarra 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Prior position: Sadly, oil is a very efficient energy source. Fracturing causes tap water to become unsafe to drink (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U01EK76Sy4A). Analysis: Pro has non-America, English spellings of several words. Con has small grammar mistakes. Con uses sources. In round 3, Pro provides good arguments for Pro's case. Con provides good arguments in both round 2 and 3. Both Pro and Con were respectful to each other and to potential readers. Overall: With respect to what was debated, I feel that Con made a better argument.
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