Our World is Too Dependent on Oil Essay

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The World has become far too dependent on gasoline. We have become so dependent that we are willing to destroy our planets fresh water to get it. Even more so dependent that oil may be the only reason that we go to war. Oil companies have been using a method of drilling called hydrofracking which is where they send a drill down into the earth a few thousand feet to where the oil is and then they send gallons of water down that exact same hole that was drilled and the pressure from the water breaks the rock formations where the oil was and the oil flows back the way the water came. We shouldn’t be using up all the oil we have meaninglessly, like the way we use it now, we should use it to find solutions to our problems such as our energy …show more content…
The World has become far too dependent on gasoline. We have become so dependent that we are willing to destroy our planets fresh water to get it. Even more so dependent that oil may be the only reason that we go to war. Oil companies have been using a method of drilling called hydrofracking which is where they send a drill down into the earth a few thousand feet to where the oil is and then they send gallons of water down that exact same hole that was drilled and the pressure from the water breaks the rock formations where the oil was and the oil flows back the way the water came. We shouldn’t be using up all the oil we have meaninglessly, like the way we use it now, we should use it to find solutions to our problems such as our energy problem and what we are going to use to power our cars when gasoline runs out. Lucky for us there already is one; powering our cars with leftover food grade vegetable oil, which you can often get free at local restaurants, and straight vegetable oil from the grocers shelf.
These cars that run on leftover food grade vegetable oil are known as grease cars. The thing about grease cars though is that they are just cars with diesel engines that can burn both leftover food grade vegetable oil and diesel oil. Grease cars both save you money and the environment and smell like French fries while you do it. Emissions for grease cars are considered “Carbon neutral” because carbon dioxide absorbed by the plants grown to generate the vegetable oil exceeds