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Number of the week

Every week, we post a ‘Number of the week’ to highlight the important role oil and gas plays in society. Each number is accompanied by a short explanation.

40%

40%: China’s share of the growth in global gas demand in the next 5 years. According to the IEA, global gas demand is expected to increase 1.6%/year for the next 5 years.  Consumption by 2022 will reach almost 4 trillion cubic metres  tcm), up from 3.63 tcm in 2016. China will …

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2016

The year that gas first achieved virtual  parity with coal in generating electrical power in OECD nations. Source: International Energy Agency  

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1:15

Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) technology can cut CO2 emissions from gas power plants by a factor 15. Full details at ExxonMobil  “Molecule by molecule: How carbon capture cuts CO2 emissions”  

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75%

US shale output is projected to grow in excess of 1m barrels a day next year, or enough to meet around 75% of anticipated global demand growth. Source: Financial Times ‘Traders grapple with US crude conundrum’ (Paywall)  

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1.5 million

…The average number of additional barrels of oil per day needed to meet increasing petroleum  demand in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).  Total daily consumption is now about 97 million barrels per day, the IEA says. Source: International Energy Agency      

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7

Our ‘Everyday uses of oil’ infographic is now available in 7 seven languages Whether as a fuel or a feedstock: oil is an integral part of your daily life. Visit Oil in everyday life to download the info-graphic.  

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8

8 reasons to switch from Coal to Natural Gas. Natural gas outperforms coal in eight emissions parameters: Carbon Dioxide Carbon monoxide Sulfur dioxide nitrogen dioxide Particulate matter Mercury Cadmium lead Read Luca Longo’s blog on eniday for all the details.  

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72

72 uses of Oil in everyday life Whether as a fuel or a feedstock: oil is an integral part of your daily life. Visit Oil in everyday life to download the info-graphic. Available in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.  

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54,250

54,250 tennis balls will be used at The Championships, Wimbledon, this year. Petroleum naphthalene is a key component in the composition of a tennis ball – another everyday use for oil. New balls after first seven games (to allow for warm-up), then after every 9 games. Subject to availability after use …

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484,391

484,391 people attended The Championships, Wimbledon last year. Mobility is a key factor in making these global events possible. 92% of global transport is based on oil. (Source – Wimbledon Facts & Figures)

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