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Suncor Millenium oil sands mine on the east side of the Athabasca River in Alberta, Canada. Ben Nelms/Reuters hide caption Khalid al-Falih is shown at a conference in Riyadh in January, when he was still chairman of Saudi Arabia's state oil giant, Saudi Aramco. In fact, it has become one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions in that country. Better refining technologies have made it possible to produce over 21 gallons of gasoline from a 42-gallon barrel of crude oil—a remarkable advance over the industry’s early days, when a barrel of oil yielded just 11 gallons of gasoline.

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Publisher: Rodale; Reprint edition (May 11, 2010)


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