I am trying to study climate change and lately, I am realizing that oil companies were/are drilling for oils at Alaska, Arctic, Antarctica. Where oil (which oil company drills) is used maximum for? I am looking for some exhaustive list. I am reading some sources but they are mostly vague and too shallow like for gas in vehicles , electricity etc. Any answer which provides exhaustive list or exhaustive material which I can study (even books are cool with me) are appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ There is no drilling for oil in Antarctica. The only drilling which takes place there is for scientific purposes, as when the Russians recently drilled down to Lake Vostok. $\endgroup$ – Michael Walsby Dec 29 '19 at 10:47
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    $\begingroup$ you wonder what we use oil for is this correct? $\endgroup$ – trond hansen Dec 29 '19 at 11:33
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    $\begingroup$ In the US, there are many oil places that are found on the federal lands and prevent from the Oil companies to drill more so we depend the oil from the Middle East. $\endgroup$ – PROBERT Dec 29 '19 at 14:54
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    $\begingroup$ Oil is fungible so where it is produced is no indication of where / what product it may. used. Simply it makes modern society possible. Fuel to plow fields , produce fertilizer , process production into food. Electric cars must have batteries and metal bodies mined and processed with oil fueled equipment ; have plastic and fabric interiors made nearly all oil derived stuff. And essentially all the rest of the stuff you use everyday. $\endgroup$ – blacksmith37 Dec 29 '19 at 18:47
  • $\begingroup$ @trondhansen Yes, that's what I meant. $\endgroup$ – Mark Dec 29 '19 at 22:27

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