Petrol and diesel are fuels are very elaborately refined from crude oil. Crude oil consists of long-chain hydrocarbon compounds. These are comminuted by thermal separation processes into shorter compounds. This produces diesel, gasoline and hydrocarbon gases such as methane. The diesel and gasoline must continue to be desulfurized and added with certain additives for use in internal combustion engines.
In the article by Andreas Burkert on www.springerprofessional.de was very well nachrecherchiert. It was analyzed how much energy is needed for the entire production chain of diesel and gasoline. In summary, 42 kWh of energy is wasted on 6 liters of diesel. A Renault Zoe can drive about 300km with the amount of energy. This is more than absurd from an ecological and economic point of view.
Side effects of oil production
Oil is one of the most important raw materials today. It is needed for the production of fuels and plastics. The degradation takes place under high energy consumption. The fact is, wars are fought for oil, hostile governments collapse and a gigantic exploitation of nature is carried out. There are always accidents on oil rigs in the sea, damaged oil tankers, illegal burning of gas during oil production. In the US and Canada, oil and natural gas are currently being extracted by fracking. Here, chemicals are pumped deep into the ground under high pressure, the groundwater is poisoned and enriched with natural gas.
In summary, one supports by driving a combustion vehicle, wars, pollution, CO² emissions and thus climate change. Energetically, this is a disaster. Furthermore, one is dependent on a handful of corporations and states that dominate the market with a strong hand.