The Relationship Between Fuel and Water Consumption
Stated simply, 97 gallons of water are required to produce 1 gallon of gasoline, 63 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of diesel. (Derived from data supplied by the U.S, Environmental Protection Agency) Mining and processing tar sands and shale oil requires 4 times more water to produce fuel than consumed in processing from existing conventional oil reserves. That’s where GasPods come in, since they improve fuel efficiency for most vehicles, there’s the potential to save gallons upon gallons of water!
Although a significant volume of water used in the refinery process is reclaimed, existing oil production in the United States from conventional reserves withdraws 1-2 billion gallons a day from rivers, lakes and aquifers. (U.S. Geological Survey) Water is used for drilling, hydraulic fracturing (fracking), completion and well treatment. It is one of the most commonly used liquids for being injected into the reservoirs through specific wells (injection wells) for oil production support. It is also used to improve the efficiency of oil displacement and extraction, water-flooding.
Some water may make its way back into the open environment in the form of vapor. Most is relegated to sludge pools. Production water is corrosive, unstable and oily (it contains emulsions and dissolved oil). It is also biologically active and toxic. It contains heavy metals, radioactivity, chemicals, and its salinity can reach saturation. (Derived from various oil industry reports)
You dont want this stuff mixing with your drinking water!
For general good health, we're supposed to follow the 8 of 8 rule and drink 8-8 oz. glasses of water a day. By saving only 2 gallons of gasoline, you preserve your annual supply of water from permanent pollution and contamination.
So how do GasPods improve fuel efficiency? When added to a vehicle, they enhance air flow as it passes along the body of a vehicle, improving its aerodynamic efficiency. Better aerodynamics translates into fuel savings. If you are among the many for whom adding GasPods to their car saves as much as 1/2 gallon of gas per tank full, in just 4 fill ups, you will earn your annual supply of drinking water.