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Who's Using The Oil?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:42 am    Post subject: Who's Using The Oil? Reply with quote

T. Boone Pickens recently testified that America uses 85 million barrels of crude per day. A barrel of crude oil can be refined into 21 gallons of gas. There are 196 million drivers in the US. That means

85 * 21 / 196 = 9 gallons per day.

However, Americans only purchase 400 million gallons of gas per day.

That's more like 2 gallons per driver per day...or 1/4 of the total.

So, where is the missing (85 * 3/4 = ) 60 million barrels of oil going to?

And why are they blaming the exurbs since the average driver uses a measly 2 gallons of gas per day...

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