There are lots of uses for crude oil in North America. There is the need in the transportation, commercial, residential and transportation sector.
Hence, it does not come as a surprise that we have more petroleum products than we used to have before. The surprising part is, the United States of America has a high need for these product, followed by China.
It would also interest you to know that, the three largest countries in North America are among the top ten oil nations which consume oil. These countries are the United States, Canada and Mexico.
On a daily basis, Americans consume around 20 million barrels of petroleum products, and this is more than the grand total of the European Union which is 15 barrels per day.
In 2018, Canada was 7th, with just above 2.2 million barrels on a daily basis, with the capita usage rate being very high. It was 64.4 barrels daily per 1000 people, and ranked ahead of the United States.
According to the information released by the United States Energy Information Administration in 2017, around 14 million barrels of the total consumption of petroleum was used for transportation. The industrial sector was accountable for almost a quarter of the total.
The residential use accounted for 3%, the commercial sector had 2%, and the electrical power generation accounted for 1% of the entire consumption.
Also, with reference to the National Energy Board of Canada, the transportation sector is responsible for around two-thirds of the oil demands of Canada, and this is because of the absolute size of the nation, and the long distances which people and goods must transit between localities, alongside with the high number of vehicles used.
Furthermore, the industrial sector can be held accountable for around 30% of oil demand, and this includes oil and gas extraction, manufacturing, mining and agriculture.
To wrap it up, North Americans are implored to reduce the consumption of oil, because of the resultant effect which it has on the ozone layer.