Sources and Uses of Petroleum
To learn more about the distribution and consumption of petroleum resources, visit
the following web sites:
the world's petroleum resources located?
of the World's Oil and Gas Provinces By Known Petroleum Volumes,
"This report presents a division of the world
into 937 geologic provinces and identifies those that
the United States Geological Survey (USGS) plans to
assess for petroleum resources. The selection of geologic
provinces to be assessed was based on a ranking of
known petroleum volumes in terms of barrels of oil
equivalent (BOE)." It also includes informative
tables and graphs of information (e.g., "Ranking
of world provinces that contain oil and gas by known
petroleum volumes," "Ranking of world provinces
that contain oil and gas by known petroleum volumes,"
What are tar
Oil Shales, and Tar Sands,
On page 3 of 10 of this article, a brief but informative explanations
of tar sands is offered. You can learn where they are mostly found, typical
methods of extraction, and other technologies that are being used.
Is Unlocking Petroleum From Sand,
New York Times
Learn how Alberta's oil sands may be the continent's
leading oil producing area north of the Gulf of Mexico.