After my other posts on CO2 production over the life of a car, I began to think about the total macro impact of oil consumption on the whole world.
CO2 Produced Per Barrel Of Gasoline Burned:
19 pounds of CO2 are created by burning a gallon of gasoline.
There are 42 US gallons per barrel
= 42 gallons per barrel * 19 pounds of CO2
= 798 pounds of C02 produced per barrel
= 362.7 kilograms of C02 produced per barrel of oil.
World Oil Consumption:
Yearly, how much CO2 is created in the atmosphere by burning oil? First, what are the numbers for oil consumption? From The Economist, and using the numbers from:
World Daily Oil Consumption: