What is a Barrel of Crude Oil?

eagle-ford-crude-oilFor many, a barrel of oil is almost synonymous with its most prominent product, gasoline. While almost 40% of a barrel of oil is used to produce gasoline, the rest is used to produce a host of products including jet fuel and plastics and many industrial chemicals. As the United States works to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, we must recognize the complexity of that dependence and work to replace the whole barrel.


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Source (Us Department of Energy) http://energy.gov/articles/hows-and-whys-replacing-whole-barrel