Fully Charged Discusses Electricity Use By Fossil Fuel Refining
The most recent episode of Fully Charged is interesting in that it covers electricity use by fossil fuel refining. (beginning at the 5:00 mark)
“A very comfy drive in the hybrid Lexus is300h, and some musings on the scale of electricity use by fossil fuel refining.”
Robert Llewellyn refers to United Nations Statistic Division and data for UK, which indicates that UK refineries used over 5,600 GWh of electricity in 2005.
Probably after calculations of total output, we see the most interesting data – average of 4.5 kWh of electricity per 1 gallon of fuel.
If this is more or less an accurate number, then this is a significant amount and will likely lead to arguments on the debate of emissions.