Fighting COVID with Oil and Gas:
Life & Energy Poverty without FOSSIL FUELS:
101.3 quadtrillion BTUs were consumed in the United States alone in 2018 or 306 million BTUs per human.
The average human lives 3 x longer than in the 1800s.
In 1875 74% of income was spent on food, clothes, and shelter. In 1995 it was 13%. Fossil Fuels have led to our developed world.
In the late 1800s/early 1900s 53% of people were in farming to produce enough food to live.
Today it's 3% ; abundant food is a result of the combustible engine which doesn't work without FOSSIL FUELS.
Clean water - 4 billion people don't have access to it in the world because they don't have electricity.
Medical supplies and pharmaceuticals are not possible without oil and gas based products. (see list below)
California will continue to have millions of people living in the dark because of rolling blackouts as they cannot increase supply when demand is needed. With electricity supply approaching 50% from ONLY wind an solar - the future will only get worse.
Did you know:
20% of a barrel of oil are used for non-transportation related products that people use everyday for quality of life from toothbrushes to detergent. That's 3.8 million gallons everyday in the USA alone.
There is $40 Trillion in recoverable hydrocarbons below federal lands and waterways. (A royalty of 25% would cut our debt in half and 50% would eliminate it)
European Union electricity costs have increased 3x because of it's "green initiatives." A gallon of gasoline is $5.80
13 Million Barrels of Oil (pre-covid) and 107 Billion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas are produced everyday in the USA.
4 Million Barrels of Oil are exported each day making the USA a net exporter.
The USA is no longer dependent upon OPEC; changing the geo-political risk for the entire world.
Don't forget the 1 Billion + vehicles in the world (out of 7.9 Billion people) with 280 million vehicles, 200,000 airplanes, 17 million boats and 3 TRILLION miles driven every year in the USA alone.
Oh don't forget the 450,000 motorcycles purchased each year and the 50,000 ships that make it possible cruising the high seas.
63% of electricity is from fossil fuels.
20% of electricity is from nuclear.
17% of electricity is from renewables.
Heating and cooling account for 55-60% of electricity usage.
Natural Gas is used to heat 76% of homes and commercial properties.
Average household uses 855 kw/month
There are about 130 million households in the USA.
10,100,000 megawatts are demanded on average - everyday - in the USA.
3.7 Trillion kilowatts were demanded in 2019 alone.
Each American (330 million) consumes about 30 kw everyday.
In the 1950s a household was considered wealthy if they had one vehicle and a color television. Today most homes have 3 vehicles, 4 televisions, 4 mobile phones, 4 computers/tables, 10 kitchen devices, 6 bathroom amenities, not to mention AC, water heater, that need stable and affordable electricity.
A single electric-car battery weighs about 1,000 pounds and requires 500,000 lbs of raw materials to be moved.
More than 90% of the world’s solar panels are built in Asia on coal-heavy electric grids.
Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of non-recyclable plastic.
Solar power requires even more cement, steel, glass, & land.
Global silver and indium mining will jump 250% and 1,200% respectively over the next couple of decades to provide the materials necessary to meet expected solar "demand."
HOUSEHOLD GOODS IMPOSSIBLE w/o Fossil Fuels:
LAND USAGE (preservation) Natural Gas vs. Solar/Wind:
One Marcellus Natural Gas Well Pad (4 wells):
1,000 cubic feet of natural gas = 1 kilowatt
12MMcf/day = 12,000 kw (12 MW)
One 2 MW Wind Turbine:
50% operation (wind doesn't always blow y'all) = 1000 kw
One 2MW Solar Farm:
30% operation (sun doesn't always shine y'all) = 600 kw
4,000 panels & batteries
Is Wind and Solar actually "resourceful?"
Building enough wind turbines to supply half the world’s electricity would require nearly two billion tons of coal to produce the concrete and steel, along with two billion barrels of oil to make the composite blades.