[ RadSafe ] Anyone have GOOD world wide energy consumption data?
Ted de Castro
tdc at xrayted.com
Sun Mar 20 12:34:42 CDT 2011
Members here often have good data like this right on the top of their
minds or at least readily available.
I wanted to do some world wide energy consumption/resource calculations
- purpose not important at this point - so using Google I was trying to
determine world wide fossil fuel consumption and ran into what appeared
to be good information - mostly from Wikipedia.
I found references for oil:
85,000 barrels per day 2003
Barrel of oil 42 gallons crude - 44 gallons refined of which 6.8 gallons
is NOT used for fuel.
and Oil energy equivalent /barrel
5.8 e6 BTU
THEN I found another reference that gave 2004 data:
Oil 160 e15 BTU/yr
coal 95e15 BTU/yr
gas 95e15 BTU/yr
I thought that NOW I have the info I needed and could bring it all together.
Unfortunately I chose to check the data for internal consistency and:
85,000*5.8 e6*365 = 1.8 e14 BTU.yr
from the first reference does NOT equal 1.6 e17 as stated in the other
Factor of 2 agreement I would have accepted - factor of 10 - skeptical.
BUT factor of 1000 -
all I have here is junk data which could only yield a GIGO calculation.
MAYBE the ratio of oil/coal/gas is ok - but considering the discrepancy
- unless ONE of those numbers can agree with RELIABLE data - I doubt
that as well.
So - can anyone point me to better data?
Ted de Castro
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