KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is set to get windfall gains of up to RM16mil per day based on yesterday’s crude oil price of US$44 (RM158.40) per barrel and a consumption estimate of 27.5 million litres per day .
06 Dec 2008
27.5 Million litres of petrol is consume by Malaysian per day. 27.5 Million per day!! I’ve done some digging through the net and made some calculation based on what I found.
1 litre: 2.331kg of CO2
1 US gallon: 8.824kg of CO2
1 litre: 2.772kg of CO2
1 US gallon: 10.493kg of CO2
1 barrel: 317kg of CO2 (min.)
1 tonne of CO2 is:
429 litres / 113.33 gal of petrol*
360.75 litres / 95.3 gal of diesel
3.15 barrels of crude oil
* less than 8 fills of an average-sized car with a 55 litre tank
Based on the inputs above, we can estimates that Malaysian produce about 63.25 tonnes of CO2 per day; 23 387.375 per year!!!
We haven’t taken into account yet, the usage/waste/inefficiency use of electricity by Malaysian.
You might wondering how much is a tonne of CO2??
But what is a ton of CO2?
People keep saying to me, I thought CO2 is a gas. How can a gas have weight? I explain that CO2 is made up of atoms, and atoms have mass, and with gravity mass has weight. As often as not, my explanation is met with a blank stare. So let me try a different tack.
Picture a football field, and then imagine a round balloon with one end lined up on the goal line and the other on the 10 yards line – that is, a balloon with a diameter of 10 yards. If that balloon were filled with CO2, it would weigh about 1 ton; it would be a 1-ton CO2 balloon.
- use public transportation – yeah I know they sucks! But hey it isn’t all that bad. You get to see cute chicks while you waiting for the train to arrive (n_n)
- car pooling
- cycling to work
Anyone want to add more??