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Old 14 September 2014, 05:24 PM
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Yeah, the problem is that a refined barrel of oil produces a lot of stuff other than gasoline which can be converted to energy but can't directly fuel an automobile (e.g., fuel oil, lubricants). So in terms of how many cars it will power, do you measure a barrel of oil by the amount of gasoline it produces or the overall amount of energy it produces?
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