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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.

2/3

2/3 of the growth in global consumption of liquid fuels (by 2035) will be driven by the transport sector with support from industry. (Source: BP Energy Outlook 2016, page 23)

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1

1 energy resource that every country possesses in abundance: energy efficiency (Source: IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016, page 4.)

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80%

80% improvement in global average fuel economy for light-duty vehicles is expected by 2040. (Source ExxonMobil ‘The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040’, page 9)

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75%

~75% of total US gas production will be shale gas (by 2035) – almost 20% of global output. (Source BP Energy Outlook 2016, page 5)

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101 million

101 million passengers travelled through the world’s busiest airport  – Atlanta (US)’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport – last year. The busiest 3 airports Hartsfield-Jackson, Beijing Capital and Dubai International all experienced an increase in passenger traffic between 2014-2015. Air travel demand continues to grow. Mobility is vital to human progress and …

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1

1 gram of fuel is used to move a tonne of cargo one kilometre. Source: ICS International Chamber of Shipping

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1.2 million

1.2 million loaves of bread can be made from the 800 tonnes of wheat that a contemporary combine harvester can reap in one day. Oil and gas play a crucial role in agriculture and more importantly in feeding a growing world. Source – www.deere.co.uk

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98%

98% reduction in US automotive tailpipe emissions since he was a kid. Watch @Chevron CEO John S. Watson’s recent interview with Linkedin, where he explains why he thinks oil and natural gas are indispensable for the foreseeable future. Source Linkedin

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24

Paragraph 24 of G20 Leaders’ Communique has a positive message on natural gas. Link: http://ow.ly/qwg2303W4Mu http://ow.ly/i/mLZqf Source G20 leaders communique

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