Pranav asked in EnvironmentConservation · 9 years ago

how can we conserve oil?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Drive hybrid cars, use public transportation, bicycle, or walk.

    Also, buy locally grown produce, since transporting it (long distances) requires oil.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    We can help conserving by reducing our usage of electricity. Since electricity comes from the burning of fossil fuels, the demand to burn fossil fuels for energy will be reduced. Cutting down the usage of vehicles and converting to other forms of public transport can also help conserve OIL.

  • Steve
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Oil will probably always be needed in some form. Plastics require oil.

    I think the best thing is to shift our infrastructure away from petro fuels to hydrogen fuel cells and promote more use of clelan nuclear energy. The are many new exciting reactor designs out there that require only a minimum of moving parts.

  • paul h
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    We can conserve oil by developing and using vehicles and other devices which are more efficient in how they convert oil-based fuels into energy. For example, let's say your car gets 15 miles per gallon of fuel....if you bought a car that got 30 miles per gallon, then you would use half the fuel to go the same distance thereby conserving oil that the fuel is made from. That's the easiest way to conserve oil by producing cars, trucks and other products which use fuel so that they are more efficient. Some diesel engined cars get 80-100 miles per gallon or more. Or we can shift how we commute to work or get around....trains are much more efficient at using fuel since they ride on rails and have lower friction and more efficient drivetrains. A train can transport 1 ton of material or people around 500 miles on just one gallon of fuel....that's equivalent to 5000 miles per gallon for one person (assuming 10 people per ton).

    A person walking has the equivalent of 360 mpg and riding a bike is around 730 mpg equivalent.

    "A 140 lb (64 kg) person walking at 3 mi/h (~5 km/h) requires approximately 80 kcal (330 kJ) of food energy[3] per mile (~205 kJ/km). Given that 1 gallon (~3.7854 liter) of gasoline contains about 114,000 BTU[4] (120 MJ) of energy, this converts to roughly 360 MPG (153 km/l or 0.65 l/100 km)."

    "As a relatively light and slow vehicle, with low-friction tires, and an efficient chain-driven drivetrain, the bicycle is the most efficient form of transport. A 140 lb (64 kg) cyclist riding at 16 km/h requires about half the energy per unit distance of walking: 43kcal/mi or 3.1 kW·h/100 km (0.11 MJ/km; 0.050 kW·h/mi).[3] This figure depends on the speed and mass of the rider: greater speeds give higher air drag and heavier riders also consume more energy per unit distance. This converts to about 732 MPG (311 km/l).[5]"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_efficiency_in_tr...

    http://www.treehugger.com/cars/while-car-mpg-stagn...

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  • 9 years ago

    Don't use it excessively. Carpooling is a really easy way of conserving oil.

  • 9 years ago

    telecommute

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    to conserve oil we have to use oil wisely and econolically..

  • 9 years ago

    by using Eco -friendly vehicles

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    limited use of it

  • K
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Use less of it.

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