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INFOGRAPHIC: How does oil get to Ireland?

Did you know that Ireland imports an estimated 53,560 barrels of crude oil a day?

Image: huyangshu via Shutterstock

DESPITE THE CONSTANT research that goes into coming up with sustainable alternative forms of energy, oil still commands a central role in powering the world.

Around half of all of Ireland’s energy comes from oil in some way – whether through electricity generation or powering vehicles.

Here, thanks to the folks at Jones Oil, is a nifty infographic illustrating Ireland’s oil usage, where our supplies come from and how they are used – and the relative size of Ireland’s oil usage on the world and European stage.

(We recommend that readers on mobile phones click here to view the image full-size, and turn their devices to landscape mode.)

Read: Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence

Plus: How much is the Barryroe oil find actually worth to us?

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Gavan Reilly

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